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Nigerians to walk for endometriosis awareness

Come March 10, Nigerians are expected to troop out on the streets of Lagos for a special walk to raise awareness about endometriosis,  a disease  condition that inflicts so much

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UNICEF ranks Nigeria 11th highest on newborn deaths

  The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), has ranked Nigeria 11th position on newborn deaths globally. This is according to a new report on “Newborn Mortality’’ released by

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Hope rises for childless couples

FTSF announces 2018 Free Fertility Treatment Programme At 47, Mrs Soyemi was almost giving up on her dream of ever becoming a mother. Over the years, she traversed different parts of

BVNL partners South Africa’s Biovac to strengthen vaccine initiative for Africa

Swift from the recent inauguration of the Board of Biovaccines Nigeria Limited (BVNL) last month, the BVNL has “hit the ground running”. The BVNL team paid a working visit to,

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Chevron shines at NIPS, Abuja

• Carts away two Oil/Gas industry awards Chevron Nigeria Limited, (CNL), operator of the joint venture between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) – NNPC/CNL JV – received a resounding

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We are recruiting 200,000 health promoters to boost access to health – ED, NPHCDA

In its determination to boost access to health services across the country, especially at the primary health care level, the Nigeria government recently launched Community Health Influencers, Promoters and Services

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China donates over 135,000 bags of Rice to North East

Nigeria Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday took delivery of 135,580 bags of 50kg rice donated by the People’s Republic of China for direct distribution to the victims of Boko Haram

Lassa Fever: Lagos advocates personal, environmental hygiene as control measures

The Lagos State Government has again reiterated the need for members of the public to ensure and maintain adequate personal hygiene and environmental sanitation at all times as part of

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There’s huge mismatch between skills youths acquire from school and what is needed in the market – UN Envoy

The United Nation’s Youth Envoy, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, had a tour of a few Africa countries in the past few days to interact with youths and governments of the region on

NHIS boss, Yusuf resumes as staff supporters, non-supporters continue protest

The reinstated Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Usman Yusuf, on Monday in Abuja resumed duties amidst peaceful protests by supporters and non-supporters. A pocket of non-supporters

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Breaking: Police take over NHIS office

Workers continue protest over reinstatement of Executive Secretary Policemen have been drafted to the office of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in Abuja following workers’ protest over the reinstatement

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“Get It Together” radio programs return

To air weekly from February 12 in Kaduna, Lagos and Oyo States The Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative 2 (NURHI 2) kick-starts a brand new season of the “Get It

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Exclusive: Report that nailed NHIS boss, Usman Yusuf

                                                              

HMCAN deplores recall of NHIS boss, Usman Yusuf

Threatens to go to court There’s no respite yet for the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Usman Yusuf as the Health and Managed Care Association

Bank, others launch free eye care for children

A project that will put 1.5 million Nigerian children with eye impairment and related conditions on treatment has been launched in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. The programme, which started in 2017

NHIS workers protest reinstatement of suspended Executive-Secretary

Say the President was not well briefed ABUJA –  Staff of the Nationonal Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS,  today protested against the reinstatement of suspended Executive-Secretary (ES) of the scheme, Prof. Usman Yusuf,

Buhari reinstates suspended NHIS Executive-Secretary

He  was under probe for  alleged N919m fraud, nepotism,  high-handedness, sheer neglect of Procurement Act,  among others. President Muhammadu Buhari has reinstated suspended Executive-Secretary, National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Usman

Lassa fever death tool hits 31 in 15 states

FG convenes Emergency National Council on Health Meeting ABUJA – The Federal Government on Monday, February 5, said Lassa fever virus had killed 31 people in the country this year.

Lagos moves to check food, water, beverage contamination in eateries, restaurants, hotels, others

Sensitizes stakeholders  on HACCP The Lagos State Government has moved to check food and water contamination in eateries, restaurants and hotels across the state, charging stakeholders to embrace the Hazard

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World Cancer Day: The unsung heroes

Today, World Cancer Day, I choose to remember, a mother, an aunt and a sister, late Lilian Afi Efem and all who lost their lives battling cancer in Nigeria. Lilian’s

World Cancer Day: Minister advocates physical exercises to reduce risk

ABUJA – As Nigeria joined the rest of the world in commemorating the 2018 World Cancer Day, the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has called on Nigerians to always

Nigeria has less than 1000 functional ambulances, Health Minister says

Minister of State for Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, on Thursday said Nigeria had less than 1000 functional ambulances which attend to medical emergencies in the country. The minister further revealed

Edo governor releases N100m to fight Lassa fever

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has ordered the immediate release of N100 million as first tranche payment for the procurement of equipment to fight Lassa fever. Obaseki said the fund

FG bans open drug markets

The Federal Government says it will shut down all open drug markets this year to curb unwholesome drug distribution system. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, disclosed this in

Buhari to  inaugurate CHIPS Nasarawa State

  ABUJA – The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) says President Muhammadu Buhari will inaugurate the Community Health Influencers, Promoters and Services (CHIPS) programme in Lafia, Nasarawa State.

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