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Take second dose of COVID-19 vaccine, UNICEF urges Nigerians

Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has urged those who received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, Astrazeneca vaccine, to take second dose for stronger immunity against the virus. Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine Mrs Elizabeth Onitolo, UNICEF Communication for Development (C4D) Specialists, made the call in Yola on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at a three-day media dialogue on Immunisation, Post-polio Certification and COVID-19 ...

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10 Katsina LGAs attain Open Defecation Free status

Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari

No fewer than 10 local government areas in Katsina State have attained Open Defecation Free (ODF) status under the Sanitation, Hygiene and Water in Nigeria (SHAWN) project. Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari, Governor of Katsina State The SHAWN project is being supported by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Department for International Development (DFID), United Kingdom, in collaboration with ...

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UNICEF wants states to take ownership of water, sanitation services

Bioye Ogunjobi

A Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Specialist with UNICEF, Mr Bioye Ogunjobi, has called on states to show more commitment toward scaling up sanitation services and access to water supply in the country. Bioye Ogunjobi Ogunjobi made the call while delivering a report on the end of the UNICEF funded Sanitation, Hygiene and Water (SHAWN II) programme at the monthly ...

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UNICEF, WHO, IFRC, MSF establish global Ebola vaccine stockpile

Henrietta Fore

The four leading international health and humanitarian organisations announced on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 the establishment of a global Ebola vaccine stockpile to ensure outbreak response. Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director The effort to establish the stockpile was led by the International Coordinating Group (ICG) on Vaccine Provision, which includes the World Health Organisation (WHO), UNICEF, the International Federation of ...

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UNICEF says 1,500 Bauchi communities now open defecation free

Bala Mohammed

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that 1,500 communities in four Local Government Areas of Bauchi State have been declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) as validated by the National Task Group on Sanitation (NTGS). Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State Mr Bhanu Pathak, the Chief of UNICEF Bauchi Field Office, who disclosed this at the exit meeting for  ...

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