Development Partners

Our Development Partners

The Kano State Ministry of Health was established in the Year 1980 to provide Health services to Citizenry of Kano State through coordinating policies for regulation of Health Practices, Diseases Prevention & Control, Drugs Control and General Health Promotion. The Ministry plays a lead role in the Reduction of Maternal & Child Morbidity & Mortality through the provision of accessible Ante Natal Care (ANC) & Effective Routine Immunization (RI) Services.

eHealth Africa

Background

eHealth Africa was founded in 2008 an innovator in healthcare technology. We are driven by the desire to make an impact in public health.

eHealth Africa is a non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to improving healthcare in developing countries through strengthening health workers and the systems that support them.

eHealth Africa works towards this goal by creating sustainable eHealth and mHealth systems, providing technology infrastructure, performing training and capacity building workshops. Provides consulting and support for other organizations working on healthcare in Africa.

eHealth Africa’s main office is located in Kano, Nigeria, other offices in Santa Ana, California, USA, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.

Our Mission

To build stronger health systems through the design and implementation of data-driven solutions that respond to local needs and provide underserved communities with tools to lead healthier lives.

Our Focus

Health Delivery Systems, Public Health Emergency, Management systems, Disease surveillance System, Laboratory & Diagnostic System, Nutrition & Food Security System

Activities

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
GIS utilises software and data to capture, manage, analyze, and display geographic information about the physical and social environment. Combined information delivers knowledge and insights into population location, trends and implications for the health system. Our teams have mapped boundaries for all administrative regions in Nigeria, as well as the locations of 100,000 health facilities, 500,000 settlements (of which 130,000 are now named), and 200,000 kilometers of roads

Infrastructure

Reliable infrastructure is the backbone for any successful health project and field support is vital to build and maintain such systems. We collaborate with partners to design, build, restore and maintain diverse sites and facilities in complex global environments. Our accomplishments throughout the continent include the establishment of emergency operations centers, warehouses, and laboratory sites.

Our professionalism and implementation streamlined the creation of a World Food Programme (WFP) warehouse hub in Kano, Nigeria in March of 2017. Comprised of two structures of 3,100 square metres each, the hub has enabled the WFP in Nigeria to accelerate the food and nutrition assistance provided to over one million people.

Laboratory & Diagnostic Facilities
In collaboration with the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), we constructed a lab at the eHealth Africa campus in Kano State. The goal is to provide complex diagnostic services to enhance healthcare in Northern Nigeria.

World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO’s goal is to build a better, healthier future for people all over the world. Working through offices in more than 150 countries, WHO staff work side by side with governments and other partners to ensure the highest attainable level of health for all people.
Together the WHO and governments strive to combat diseases – infectious diseases like influenza and HIV and non-communicable ones like cancer and heart disease. We help mothers and children survive and thrive so they can look forward to a healthy old age. We ensure the safety of the air people breathe, the food they eat, the water they drink – and the medicines and vaccines they need.

Activities of the WHO in Nigeria

16 OCTOBER 2017 | GENEVA - The Government of Nigeria has launched a campaign to immunize 873 837 people against yellow fever in the states of Kwara and Kogi.

The ten-day campaign began on Friday, 13 October 2017, and mobilizes more than 200 health workers and volunteers. It targets residents aged 9 months to 45 years old.

“This campaign aims to ensure that people living in high-risk areas are protected from yellow fever, and to prevent the disease from spreading to other parts of the country,” said Dr. Wondimagegnehu Alemu, WHO Nigeria Representative.

WHO has been working with health authorities on its implementation in nine local government areas in Kwara State and two in Kogi State.

Nigeria has requested support from the International Coordination Group (ICG) on vaccine provision for yellow fever. A global stockpile of 6 million doses of the yellow fever vaccine is available for countries to access, with the support of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.

WHO and health partners have been supporting the Government’s response to the outbreak since the first case of yellow fever was confirmed in Oke Owa Community, Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara state on 12 September.

WHO has deployed experts to Nigeria to support surveillance and investigation, lab testing, public health measures, and engagement with at-risk communities. An Emergency Operations Centre has been activated in the area to coordinate the response.

The last yellow fever outbreak in Nigeria was reported in 2002, with 20 cases and 11 deaths.

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF’s Nigeria country programme:

  • Aims to accelerate the realization of the rights of all children and women to survival, development, protection and participation.
  • Promotes efforts to reduce infant, child and maternal mortality; expand access to quality basic education; and strengthen social and child protection systems.
  • Uses a rights-based and gender-sensitive approach
  • Plays a catalytic role in supporting federal, state and local governments in identifying key bottlenecks that hinder realization of the rights of disadvantaged children, supported by equity-focused, inclusive advocacy, planning, action and monitoring at all levels.
  • Supports adolescent development.

Specifically, the programme supports:

  • Improved access to and use of high-quality and high-impact health, WASH and nutrition interventions for children and women.
  • Improved access to quality basic education by the most vulnerable children, and increased school retention, completion and achievement rates.
  • The establishment of a national child protection system that prevents and responds to violence, exploitation, abuse, neglect, stigma and discrimination.
  • The development of a comprehensive nationwide child-sensitive social protection framework and equity-sensitive policies, programmes and budget allocations.
  • Strengthened state and community preparedness and response to natural and human-induced emergencies, with a focus on children and women.

The Rotary Club

Activities of Rotary Club as regards to Health matters

Rotary’s programs are developing the next generation of leaders, providing funding to make the world a better place, and making peace a priority. And our programs are not just for club members.

 

Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative are strengthening the lines of communication by giving cellphones to health workers in Pakistan and Nigeria, where a single text message could save a life.

In Pakistan, Rotary has been working to replace traditional paper-based reporting of maternal and child health information, including polio immunization data, with mobile phone and e-monitoring technology.

Community health workers across the nation have received more than 800 phones through a partnership with Rotary, the Pakistani government; Telenor, the country’s second-largest telecommunications provider; and Eycon, a data monitoring and evaluation specialist. Organizers plan to distribute a total of 5,000 cellphones by the end of 2018.

Health workers can use the phones to send data via text message to a central server. If they see a potential polio case, they can immediately alert officials at Pakistan’s National Emergency Operations Center. They also can note any children who didn’t receive the vaccine or parental refusals – and record successful immunizations. In Pakistan, the polio eradication effort aims to reach the nation’s 35 million children under age five.

The result is a collection of real-time information that officials can easily monitor and assess, says Michel Thieren, regional emergency director of the World Health Organization’s Health Emergency Program.

Activities of the WHO in Nigeria

16 OCTOBER 2017 | GENEVA - The Government of Nigeria has launched a campaign to immunize 873 837 people against yellow fever in the states of Kwara and Kogi.

The ten-day campaign began on Friday, 13 October 2017, and mobilizes more than 200 health workers and volunteers. It targets residents aged 9 months to 45 years old.

“This campaign aims to ensure that people living in high-risk areas are protected from yellow fever, and to prevent the disease from spreading to other parts of the country,” said Dr. Wondimagegnehu Alemu, WHO Nigeria Representative.

WHO has been working with health authorities on its implementation in nine local government areas in Kwara State and two in Kogi State.

Nigeria has requested support from the International Coordination Group (ICG) on vaccine provision for yellow fever. A global stockpile of 6 million doses of the yellow fever vaccine is available for countries to access, with the support of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.

WHO and health partners have been supporting the Government’s response to the outbreak since the first case of yellow fever was confirmed in Oke Owa Community, Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara state on 12 September.

WHO has deployed experts to Nigeria to support surveillance and investigation, lab testing, public health measures, and engagement with at-risk communities. An Emergency Operations Centre has been activated in the area to coordinate the response.

The last yellow fever outbreak in Nigeria was reported in 2002, with 20 cases and 11 deaths.