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Bauchi’s RUWASSA sinks 1,120 boreholes for communities

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos About 1,120 boreholes have been sunk by the Bauchi State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA) in an effort by the state government to provide portable drinking water to various communities in the state. The state governor, Bala Abdulkadir Muhammad, disclosed this recently during assessment tour of projects and. programmes awarded and inherited. He

Plateau marks 2021 World Health Day; DevComs urges govts to provide adequate healthcare for citizenry

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos Nigerian governments at all levels have been called to address health inequalities in the country and provide a conducive environment for citizens to thrive in good health, as failure to provide equitable access to quality healthcare is unfair to Nigerians. The government is also called upon to provide equitable health care coverage to all citizens

US Govt to extend partnership with Plateau State through USAID, APIN, PEPFAR – Ambassador

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos US’s Ambassador, Mary Beth Leonard, and Governor Simon Lalong at Govt House Jos The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, has assured Plateau State Government that, the partnership between the United States Government through its agencies such as the USAID, APIN, PEPFAR will continue, especially now that

400 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines arrive Nassarawa State

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos The Nassarawa State Government has received 400 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines for the state. Governor Abdullahi Sule disclosed this in Lafiya during the flagging-off of the programme at Government House Lafiya recently. He said, the 400 million doses, “If they are to be administered two each on people, it means that,

Covid-19 Vaccination kicks-off on the Plateau

…Governor Lalong and Wife are first recipients. by Christiana Gokyo, Jos Simon Lalong The long-awaited Covid-19 vaccine has finally arrived in Plateau State. The flag-off of the ‘Vaccination Against COVID-19’ exercise, which took place at the Government House, Little Rayfield Clinic on Monday, started with the governor, followed by his

Plateau State Police Command captures Retired Officers on Health Insurance Scheme

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos The Plateau State Police Command has commenced the second (2nd) phase of nationwide registration and capturing of retired Police Officers on the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). The Command wishes to inform retired police officers, who are resident in the state, that the Force has commenced the phase 2 of the Health Insurance

TCI, DevCom advocate for media involvement in reducing maternal, child mortality

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos In a bid to drive media involvement in reducing maternal and child mortality, The Challenge Initiative (TCI) and DevCom, Plateau State Media Action for Family Planning under the auspices of Plateau State Primary Health Care Board visited Township and Dogon Agogo Primary Health Care centres in Jos North local government area of the state

Bauchi to procure refrigerators for storage of (Covid-19) Pfizer vaccines

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos Over N27 million has so far been spent for the procurement of refrigerators for the storage of 1,900 doses of Pfizer vaccines that would be allocated to Bauchi state by the federal government. Chairman of the Primary Health Care Development Agency in Bauchi state, Dr Rilwanu Muhammad, disclosed this in a chat with

Kaduna to deliver medicines (even Covid-19) by drones

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Kaduna State Government and Zipline have signed a partnership with the world’s first Medical Drone Delivery Service, to convey routine and emergency medicine to every nook and cranny of the state. A press statement issued at Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, after the groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, said that “The revolutionary new service will use drones to

Four million receive Yellow Fever vaccine in Bauchi State

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos About four (4) million people in Bauchi State have been vaccinated in the ongoing Yellow Fever immunization exercise in 19 out of the 20 local government areas of the state. This was disclosed by Director for Disease Control Immunization of the Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Mrs Louis Daniel, while giving