The children’s agency pledges support to the Federal Government of Nigeria, deploys 9.3 million doses of vaccines to the affected states.
Rates Nigeria as high risk with 4,717 confirmed cases; calls for immediate vaccination and vigilant monitoring across the country.
The Federal Government moves to confront growing diphtheria crisis in 14 states, mobilizing an emergency multi-agency taskforce to curb community transmission.
NPHCDA has revealed that diphtheria has killed 83 people and infected 836 as of July 27 this year. Alongside the NCDC, it has ramped up support and response activities in affected states.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) on Thursday revealed that the country has recorded 798 confirmed cases and 80 deaths from diphtheria.
Nigeria gets a £2 million grant from the United Kingdom to boost the health workforce. Implementation of the grant will focus on Cross River, Enugu, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, and Lagos states.