The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has disclosed how the agency is planning to distribute the coronavirus vaccine amongst the states eventually it arrives in Nigeria.
In a bid to compel awareness and heighten acceptability of the COVID-19 vaccines President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, and other prominent Nigerians will be among the first people to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on live television. The Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, (NPHCDA) Faisal Shuaib, revealed this at Thursday’s briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has on Wednesday said an estimated 10.4 million children in seven countries including Nigeria suffer acute malnutrition in 2021. This was made known in a statement, saying there are concerns over the health of the projected children in Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Sudan, South Sudan, Yemen, and the Republic of the Congo (DRV). “As 2021 approaches, UNICEF is deeply concerned for the health and well-being of 10.4 million children projected to suffer from acute malnutrition next year in those countries,” the statement said.