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Over 5,000 doctors, nurses have left Nigeria for UK – Health Watch

ABUJA – The Nigeria Health Watch, a health blog, said on Monday that over 5,000 doctors and nurses trained in Nigeria have abandoned the nation to practice in United Kingdom.

Group makes fresh call on NHIS boss to step down over corruption allegations

    ABUJA – The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria has made fresh call on the Executive-Secretary, National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Usman Yusuf to step aside

World Population Day: Nigeria introduces new contraceptive

• Also launches two major FP documents L-R: Dr Adebimpe Adebiyi, Director, Family Health, Federal Ministry of Health, Prof. Oladapo Ladipo, President/CEO Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) and

Making Nigeria defecation-free to curb NTDs

According to statiscts from UNICEF, No fewer than 46 million Nigerians practice open defecation, ranking the country as third globally among countries with such practices. Also, it is reported that

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How unplanned births leave Nigerian women on the brink of death

While it is worrisome that many women in Nigeria become pregnant almost every year, what is more disturbing is the fact they carry these pregnancies between life and death –

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HIV/AIDS: US adds another 150, 000 patients for treatment

● Over 1 million Nigerians currently on treatment The United States government has pledged to add additional 150,000 persons to over one million Nigerians currently receiving antiretroviral drugs for HIV.

How ‘Powerforward’ reduced vices in Abuja schools – Education Board

Secondary schools in Abuja are now recording fewer vices among its students, following a school intervention programme, Powerforward, a project funded by Exxonmobil and executed by Africare. At a stakeholders

FG inaugurates boards of Federal hospitals

The Federal Government has inaugurated boards for all tertiary health institutions in Nigeria. Inaugurating the board in Abuja this week, Minister of Health,  Prof. Isaac Adewole, said the appointees are to

Over 800 pregnant women die daily worldwide,  says UNFPA

As the world marked another Women’s Day on March 8, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), disclosed that the world loses 800 pregnant women every day. Majority of the deaths occur

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.

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

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.

Family Planning: AAFP rallies stakeholders towards achieving 2020 goals

ABUJA – The Association for the Advancement of Family Planning (AAFP), has said it would ensure Nigeria makes significant contributions to global push in helping additional 120 women of reproductive

Stakeholders raise concerns over roadside gas filling by vendors

It is illegal, govt says ABUJA – The Federal Government of Nigeria and other stakeholders working on the use of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), have raised concerns over filling of

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Ordeal of child delivery in Abuja community without water, hospital

Mother of triplets narrates experience   ABUJA – To say life has been very difficult for Gloria Ndoka and her family is an understatement. Things have been made worse for

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16 die of Lassa fever in 3 weeks – FG

16 persons in Nigeria have died of Lassa fever disease between January 1 and 21, 2018, Federal Government said on Wednesday. In a statement made available to Nigeria Health Online

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Probe of suspended NHIS boss: Cabal moves to frustrate EFCC, ICPC

We’ll do our job, EFCC says ABUJA – Top officials in the government of President Muhammadu Buhari who are piqued by the suspension of Executive Secretary, National Health Insurance Scheme,

Welcome to 2018: Over 20,000 babies will be born today, UNICEF says

Urges  nations around the world to ensure newborns survive first days of life Nigeria will witness the birth of over 20,000 newborns today, January 1, 2018, as people of the country join the rest of

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Our donor funds enough to care for all Nigerians with HIV – NACA DG

Funds from the Global Fund, US President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), among others, are enough to place no fewer than 3.2 million Nigerians with HIV on treatment, Director-General,

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Donor funds enough to place 3.2 Nigerian HIV patients on treatment – NACA DG

Donor funds from the Global Fund, US President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), among others, are enough to place no fewer than 3.2 million Nigerians  currently living with HIV

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Drop NGO Bill, CSOs urges NASS

Abuja – Civil society organizations in Nigeria have called on the National Assembly to stop its proposed enactment of an Act to provide for the establishment of Non-Governmental Organisations  Regulatory

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UHC Day: CSOs bank on NASS on improved funding for health sector

ABUJA – As the world commemorated the 2017 Universal Health Coverage Day on December 12, civil societies in Nigeria comprising Africa Health Budget Network (AHBN), Community Health and Research Initiative (CHR) and

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NARD pushes for better services in public hospitals

Says strike never the best option to get demands ABUJA – Newly-elected president, National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD), Dr Chinaka Ugochukwu, has said the priority of the group