Posts From Marcus Fatunmole

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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

NASS launches trust fund to combat HIV/AIDS

  IHVN conducts free screening for  staff Nigeria is sure to have more locally-sourced funds to combat  HIV/AIDS  as the country’s federal legislators on Monday December 4th 2017 launched the National

NGO sensitizes Kubwa youths against HIV/AIDS

ABUJA – As part of efforts to stem the tide of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, a non-governmental organization, Brodas Across Nigeria (BAN) Kubwa chapter, in partnership with AIDS Health Care Foundation (AHF), United

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Nigeria’s first cancer treatment centre takes off

ABUJA – Wife of the Vice President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, led other government functionaries to commission Nigeria’s first cancer treatment centre in Abuja on Friday December 1. The centre, equipped

Nigeria must do more to end HIV/AIDS , AHF, others tell FG

We are tired of government promises without action – PLWAS Abuja –  The Global vision of ending HIV/AIDS pandemic by 2030 requires more contributions from Nigeria in terms of funding and promotion

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New NAFDAC DG unfolds agenda

Says “I come with an open mind and commitment to lead the agency” Abuja- Newly-appointed Director-General of the National Agency for Foods and Drugs Administration and Control, NAFDAC, Prof Mojisola

How woman bled to death after delivery in maternity home run by NSCDC nurse

“95 percent of women in the village put to bed in this house,” nurse tells NHO ABUJA – A nurse with the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps’ (NSCDC) Training College

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FG restates commitment to promoting oral health

Abuja –  The Federal Government on Monday reiterated its determination to continue to promote oral health in the country through sensitization of the population on the gains of keeping their mouth

Hope rises for HIV patients, others as NASS vows to implement NH Act

ABUJA – Nigeria’s  health sector may get its biggest allocation ever  if the Senate makes good its vow to fully implement the National Health Act 2014 in the 2018 national budget   Chairman

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UNFPA lauds Mrs Saraki’s commitment to mothers, children’s health in Nigeria

ABUJA – The United Nations Population, UNFPA, has commended the  Wife of Nigeria’s Senate President, Mrs Toyin Saraki, for supporting women and children in the country with various health interventions through

Over 1m Nigerian PLWAs on treatment, NACA DG

The number of persons receiving treatment for HIV/AIDS has risen to one 1,150,000 from about 750,000 over a year ago, the Director-General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NASCA), Dr. Sani Aliyu has

AMLSN elects new leaders

  KADUNA – The Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria, (AMLSN) has elected new leaders that will steer its affairs for the next three years. The election took place

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We’ll stop Noma disease – FG

To establish National Noma Control Programme ABUJA – The Federal Government has said it would do all within its power to ensure Noma disease does not have a foothold in

2018 budget: Health workers urge NASS to increase health allocation

 Decry ‘poor’ funding for sector Say only 30% of PHCs nationwide functional Health workers under the aegis of National Association of Community Health Practitioners of Nigeria, NACHPN, on Monday called

How nutrition impacts early childhood development

More evidences, world over, are showing that good nutrition is the most solid foundation on which destinies of children are built. Even the uneducated parents who used to differ on

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Nigeria’s malnutrition situation worsens

New report shows drop in infant, U-5 mortality Latest Fifth Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey conducted in Nigeria has revealed a drop in infant and children under-five, but more children, especially

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UNFPA, NMCN launch new modules to boost nursing, midwifery practice

Modules target improved management of victims of genital mutilation, rape others                        ABUJA – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

NMA, AMLSN pledge to end inter-professional rivalries

“No delay, end disputes for the good of your patients now,” Kaduna deputy governor urges There seems to be end in sight to disharmony between the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA)

Give us a PHC

Abuja Community with over 15,000 residents begs govt   Gbaupe community welcomed its first set of triplet in September 2015 with shock that the babies made it to the world without