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Killers or saints: Examining TBA’s role in maternal health care (Part 11)

They contribute 60% of maternal deaths in Lagos State  – Gynaecologist In part 1 of this story,  NHO reporter Juliet Umeh visited some traditional birth attendants  (TBAs) in some Lagos

LSHS: Idris tasks public health care providers on provision of quality care

As the Lagos State Government prepares to roll out its mandatory health insurance scheme tagged the Lagos State Health Scheme (LSHS), the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris has tasked

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How ‘Power Forward’ drives health, basketball in Abuja – Education Board

    ABUJA – The Federal Capital Territory Secondary Education Board on Thursday lauded a youth-building initiative “Power Forward” which it said has helped build the skills of its school

Boko Haram: More than half of Borno schools remain shut – UNICEF

ABUJA – More than half of schools in Borno State have remained shut following continued attacks on communities within the state by the Boko Haram terrorist group, the United Nations

Ag NAFDAC  DG, Yetunde Oni resigns

FG names replacement Health workers defy pleas, continue with strike The Acting Director-General,  National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Mrs  Yetunde Oni, has resigned. Oni resigned

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World Contraceptive Day: DEVCOMS advocates increased sexual, reproductive health education

As the world marked the World Contraception Day (WCD) Wednesday, the Development Communications (DEVCOMS) Network, a media-development, capacity-building non-governmental organization has called for increased enlightenment in sexual and reproductive health education

Africare takes ‘Powerforward’ anniversary to Abuja IDPs

ABUJA – The camp of internally-displaced persons at New Kushingoro, Abuja, was thrown into a festive mood on Wednesday as a pro-health non-governmental organization, Africare, supported the people with free medical

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Chevron, Jewels of Africa Foundation donate books to Ondo, Delta states

Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), operator of the joint venture between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and CNL (NNPC/CNL JV), in partnership with the Jewels of Africa Foundations (JOA) have

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UNICEF seeks more commitments from Nigeria on early child development

As latest report rates country low Minister urges sick women to desist from getting pregnant More than half of Nigerian under-five children risk poor development because they lack early childhood

Killers or saints: Examining TBA’s role in maternal health care (Part 1)

Women can’t just stop visiting them Despite the availability of robust healthcare services in Lagos, preference for Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) remains high. TBA Homes continue to thrive despite the

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ICPC Docks NUT Treasurer, Contractors for Embezzling N495.8m Teachers’ Funds

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has charged the Treasurer of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), Abuja Municipal, Mr. Percy Ndam, to court for allegedly

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Health sector crisis worsens

NAFDAC,  NPHCDA staff, others shun work  States health workers may join strike next week ABUJA  –  Nigeria’s health systems may be heading for a major crisis in coming days as

The world is running out of antibiotics – WHO raises alarm

  A report,  Antibacterial agents in clinical development – an analysis of the antibacterial clinical development pipeline, including tuberculosis , launched today by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed

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NAFDAC arrests manufacturers with NAFDAC fake registration numbers

As part of its drive to rid Nigeria of fake and counterfeit products, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in the last one week has

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State College, Ikot Ekpene Wins ICPC Secondary Schools Anti-Corruption Debate

State College, Ikot Ekpene Wins ICPC Secondary Schools Anti-Corruption Debate in Akwa Ibom The Anti-Corruption Debate for Secondary Schools organised by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission

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New pact approves deployment of federal health workers to Sokoto hospitals

Abuja – Doctors nurses and other health professionals working at the Federal Teaching Hospital in Sokoto State can now be redeployed to work in any public hospital in the state

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Health workers set to cripple hospital services

 Begin strike today Health Minister shelves UNGA trip to dialogue with unions Unless the Federal Government prevails on health workers unions in the country to suspend their planned strike over

Nurses well positioned to drive quality health care services – Ambode

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has said that nurses are well positioned to drive effective improvements in the provision of quality care and attaining optimal patient and

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Voluntary health insurance makes attainment of UCH difficult in Nigeria – Ag NHIS Executive Secretary

Says scheme won’t relent in sanctioning corrupt stakeholders Abuja – Failure to make health insurance compulsory for people of Nigeria will make attainment of Universal Health Coverage difficult for the

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Cholera: NPHCDA, WHO, others begin vaccination in Borno

Respite has come the way of the people of Borno as partners such as GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, World Health Organization, (WHO), the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and

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Experts worry over Nigeria’s low routine immunization coverage

as  review committee meets in Abuja ABUJA – Though Nigeria has remained polio-free for over a year, there is yet a challenge of poor immunization coverage in some parts of

NPHCDA launches massive onslaught against measles

To vaccinate 33 million children Establishes National Measles Technical Committee to ensure adequate preparation Some states may miss campaign for non-payment of counterpart funds. The National Primary Health Care Development

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Breaking: Resident doctors suspend strike

Now, JOHESU plans to take turns ABUJA – The executives of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) early Thursday announced the suspension of its ongoing strike. Rising from a

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Reconstitute MDCN board now, Postgraduate Medical College President urges FG

The president, National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, Ijanikin, Lagos, Prof. Ademola Olaitan  has appealed to  President Muhammad Buhari to reconstitute the board of Medical Council of Nigeria (MDCN) saying

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ICPC Chairman, Ekpo Nta bows out

The Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Mr. Ekpo Nta, has successfully bowed out of office after six years at the helm. He handed

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