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Resident doctors threaten fresh strike

There seems to be no respite yet for Nigeria’s health sector as Resident Doctors are gearing for another strike just as other health workers under the aegis of the Joint

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Tobacco use is falling, but not fast enough, new WHO report reveals on World No Tobacco Day

Tobacco use has declined markedly since 2000, according to a new WHO report, but the reduction is insufficient to meet globally agreed targets aimed at protecting people from death and

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UNICEF advocates new survey on out-of-school children – UNICEF

…as Sokoto govt invests N500m on school enrollment Some of Nigeria’s out-of-school children The United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF), has called on the Federal Government to review the 10.5

FG raises alarm over increase of cholera outbreaks

… as NCDC issues Public Health Advisory ABUJA – The Federal Government has raised the alarm over increasing reported vases of cholera in some states in the country. A Public

Tobacco kills 7 million yearly

… says WHO on World No Tobacco Day The World Health Organization (WHO), Wednesday said no fewer than seven million people die, worldwide every year from tobacco-related diseases. WHO Regional

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At last, JOHESU suspends 44-day-old strike

…effective Friday as NIC takes over negotiation ABUJA – The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) Wednesday said it has decided to suspend its 44-day-old strike, on Friday June 1, 2018.

Unlicenced Ebola drugs could soon be used in DR Congo – WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO), said Tuesday it was awaiting formal approval from the Democratic Republic of Congo to send in unlicenced Ebola medication to help rein in an outbreak

Atiku, Saudi German Hospital to establish 100-bed hospital in Abuja

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, yesterday a announced plans to establish a referral centre and a 100-bed hospital in Abuja in partnership with the management of Saudi

FG’s reads riot act to striking health workers: ‘Get back to work or else…’

Prof. Adewole Minister of Health The ministry of health has directed striking health workers to resume work immediately or be declared to have absconded from duty. Health minister Isaac Adewole

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Obstetric Fistula: Why expectant mothers must register with skilled birth attendant

With about 500,000 Nigerian women living with obstetric fistula, women need to avail themselves with regular medical check up to prevent health complications, including fistula, which could lead to death

Catholic priest infected with Ebola

A Catholic priest has been quarantined after being infected with the deadly Ebola disease currently spreading in Democratic Republic of Congo. He was infected in the town of Mbandaka, medical

JOHESU strike: Senate President meets union leaders, health, labour ministers

Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki meeting with Minister of Health Isaac Adewole and Minister of Labour Chris Ngige on Friday The Senate has intervened in the ongoing industrial action embarked

World Health Assembly delegates seal new 5-year strategic plan

GENEVA – World Health Assembly delegates today, May 23, agreed an ambitious new strategic plan for the next five years. The Organization’s 13th General Programme of Work (GPW) is designed

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Save women with fistula, UNFPA urges countries

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has called on countries where women suffer the burden of fistula to urgently develop strategy to save them. In a statement to commemorate the

AGPMPN seeks investment, collaboration with Government

The association of general and private medical practitioners of Nigeria (AGPMPN) joined the rest of the world on Saturday, May 19 to mark The Family Doctors Day 2018 with a call

PCN now enforcing codeine recall – Registrar

THE Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has commenced supervision of codeine-containing cough syrup recall from the Nigerian pharmaceutical market in compliance with Federal Government directive. The Registrar of PCN, Elijah

6000 benefit from Lagos free medicare project

L-R: Chairman House Committee on Health, Lagos House of Assembly, Hon. Segun Olulade; Commissioner for Health Dr. Jide Idris and the Special Adviser on Primary Health Care, Dr. Olufemi Onanuga

Ebola: WHO Emergency Committee says international spread risk is high

… Says outbreak not yet international Public Health Emergency The first meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General, on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in the

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Ebola: One new case confirmed in DR Congo’s urban area

…WHO expresses concerned One new case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) has been confirmed in Wangata, one of the three health zones of Mbandaka, a city of nearly 1.2 million

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NGO seeks awareness for Lupus disease

Mrs Chisa Nosamiefam, Co-founder, Labalaba Foundation, an NGO, on Friday called for aggressive awareness and advocacy to make a difference for the people affected by Lupus in Nigeria. Lupus is

HIV Vaccine Day: Nigerian stakeholders decry government apathy towards research

As the world today, Friday May 18, marks HIV Vaccine Day 2018, Nigerians, especially people living with HIV/AIDS believe the country has nothing to show the world in terms of

GE Healthcare collaborates with Kenya Cardiac Society to train cardiac health professionals

(L-R) President, Kenya Cardiac Society Dr. Bernard Gitura and the CEO, GE Healthcare East Africa, Andrew Waititu signing the agreement NAIROBI, KENYA – General Electric (GE) a leading provider of

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Stay off JOHESU strike – Labour Minister tells doctors

Dr. Ngige Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige on Tuesday asked the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) to stay away from the strike by Joint Health Sector Unions. The minister

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WHO to deploy 4,000 vaccines in DR Congo Ebola response

All is now set for the use of an experimental Ebola vaccine to combat the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This follows the agreement by the

NCDC issues Public Health Advisory on Ebola

Following the recent confirmation of an outbreak of Ebola in Congo, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has issued a public health advisory to assist Nigerians in preventing the

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