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    Katsina leads in Nigeria as measles outbreak increases by 700% across Africa

Katsina leads in Nigeria as measles outbreak increases by 700% across Africa

Katsina, Borno and Yobe states have taken the lead in Nigeria as cases of measles surge by 700 percent in Africa for the first three months of 2019 compared to 2018.Every state in Nigeria has recorded a case of measles in 2019, with a total of 2,113 suspected cases reported from 34 states in a single week -- the last week [...]

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    UNICEF launches #VaccinesWork campaign

UNICEF launches #VaccinesWork campaign

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) will launch a new global campaign on April 24 to emphasize the power and safety of vaccines among parents and wider social media users.The campaign will run alongside World Immunization Week billed for April 24 to 30 to spread the message that parents in communities can protect everyone through vaccines.#VaccinesWork has long been used [...]

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    Nigerian birth registration figure hits 29m

Nigerian birth registration figure hits 29m

An evaluation report in Abuja on Monday revealed that a birth registration programme implemented by the National Population Commission (NPopC), with support from UNICEF, has seen the number of children between the ages of zero and 17 years registered in Nigeria hit 29 million.According to the report, the programme increased by more than 100 per cent the number of children [...]

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    UNICEF: Armed groups recruited over 3,500 children in north-east

UNICEF: Armed groups recruited over 3,500 children in north-east

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says between 2013 and 2017, more than 3,500 children were recruited and used by non-state armed groups in the north-east.The agency said most of children have been used in the ongoing armed conflict in north-east.It noted that "these numbers are only those that have been verified, while the true figures are likely to be [...]

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    BRACE UP! World Bank says nine in 10 extremely poor people in 2030 will be Africans

BRACE UP! World Bank says nine in 10 extremely poor people in 2030 will be Africans

David Malpass, the newly elected president of the World Bank, says nine in every 10 extremely poor people across the world will be Africans come 2030.Speaking on Thursday at the World Bank press conference at the ongoing spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group, Malpass said this development will jeopardise the World Bank's goal to end [...]

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    UNICEF promises to assist over 500,000 out-of-school children in Nigeria

UNICEF promises to assist over 500,000 out-of-school children in Nigeria

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) says 501,749 out-of-school children are being targeted in its Educate a child (EAC) programme in four northern states.The organisation disclosed on Monday this during a media dialogue in Kebbi state.The EAC programme was introduced as "a funding window" to reduce the number of out-of-school children in Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara states by 2020.Part [...]

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    UNICEF: 67% of schools in eight northern states have no female teacher

UNICEF: 67% of schools in eight northern states have no female teacher

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) says 67 percent of schools in eight northern states in Nigeria have no female teacher.The UNICEF made this known in a research report it tagged “What is the effect of female teachers on girls enrollment and retention in Northern Nigeria” and presented in Abuja on Wednesday.It said the research was conducted in eight northern states [...]

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    UN: Two-thirds of world’s hungriest people live in Nigeria, seven other countries

UN: Two-thirds of world’s hungriest people live in Nigeria, seven other countries

No fewer than 113 million people experienced high levels of food insecurity in the world’s most severe food crises in 2018, the global report on food crisis 2019 has found.The report, which was released on Wednesday in Brussels, warned that these food crises were primarily driven by conflict and climate-related disasters.One of the key findings of the report showed that [...]

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    Sam Adeyemi’s Daystar donates N10m to UN for refugees in Africa

Sam Adeyemi’s Daystar donates N10m to UN for refugees in Africa

Daystar Christian Centre has donated N10 million to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) to help refugees in Africa.The gift was announced by UNHCR in Nigeria, stating that the donation was meant to support people who were forced to flee their homes as a result of violence or persecution on the continent."Today, we received a N10 million-naira donation [...]

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    NAFDAC alerts public on fake cholera vaccine from Bangladesh

NAFDAC alerts public on fake cholera vaccine from Bangladesh

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has alerted the public, especially healthcare providers, on the existence of fake Dukoral oral cholera vaccine circulating in Bangladesh.According to a statement by Moji Adeyeye, the director-general of NAFDAC, the packaging of the falsified Dukoral vaccine displays texts in English and French language.Adeyeye said that the World Health Organisation [...]

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