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Africa records no wild polio virus since 2017 – WHO

• Nigeria steps up efforts for certification   ABUJA – The World Health Organization has applauded Africa for being free of the deadly wild polio virus in two years, covering

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How Global Fund, PEPFAR saved 1.5m Nigerians from HIV deaths – NACA DG

(L-R): NACA DG, Dr Sani Aliyu, Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole (3rd) Global Fund Executive Director, Mr Peter Sands and other officials at the meeting ABUJA – But for

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Enter ‘DiagnosMe.Africa’ online portal

• Now you can access medical tests at home Stack Diagnostics, a premium molecular diagnostics and personalised medicine company, has unveiled an online portal known as DiagnosMe.Africa  to enhance health

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NHIS boss forces self into office with police escort

• No official letter from Health Minister to suspend me, he says • NANS vows to sack him by Tuesday • ‘We won’t work until he obeys Council,’ workers insist

Experts advocate comprehensive NHIS cover for diabetes

as Sanofi  Summit ends Experts at the one-day Diabetes Summit organized by Sanofi Aventis, a global biopharmaceutical healthcare company focused on human health on Wednesday October 17, have advocated a

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NHIS: Presidency silent as suspended ES defies Governing Council, remains in office

• Aso Rock may overrule Council • We stand by our decision, Council insists ABUJA – Suspended Executive Secretary, National Health Insurance Scheme, Prof Usman Yusuf, has defied directive by

NHIS governing council suspends Executive Secretary, Prof. Usman Yusuf ‘indefinitely’

Constitutes administrative panel to investigate him Says scheme may collapse in 3 years if decision not taken Sadiq Abubukar named as  acting Executive Secretary At a briefing in Abuja, Thursday,

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Nurses must embrace professional core values – Idris

(L-R): Assistant Director of Nursing Services, Lagos State PHC Board, Mrs. Toyin Odukoya; Director Medical Administration, Training and Programmes, Ministry of Health, Dr. Funmilayo Shokunbi; Director of Nursing Services, Lagos

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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.

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Shocker! World Bank admits misleading Nigeria to ignore education, health sectors

The World Bank says it “has to take some responsibility’’ for advising Nigeria and other African countries to invest more in roads, railways and energy rather than in education and

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

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Experts storm Lagos for Sanofi Diabetes Summit

Top endocrinologists and other experts in the management of diabetes around the world are expected to converge in Lagos next week for the second edition of the Diabetes Summit organized

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P&G wins Occupational Safety and Health Standards award

The award winning plant Procter and Gamble (P&G), a leading fast moving consumer goods company in Nigeria and makers of Pampers and Ariel, has received the National Development Safety and

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UK, Nigeria sign MOU to strengthen health security

[L-R] Dr. Ene Obong, Director of Climate Change, MoH (representing the Honourable Minister of State for Health, Nigeria); CEO Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu; Chief Executive Officer,

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Ebola: WHO calls for protection of humanitarian workers, Civilians in Congo DRC

Amidst statistics showing that Ebola has claimed no fewer than 101 lives, with 151 people affected, as at September 25 the World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for the protection

World leaders budget US$ 13 billion yearly to fight TB

From Akin Jimoh, (DEVCOM) with Agency report NEW YORK – World leaders at the first-ever UN High-level meeting on TB, have agreed to mobilize US$ 13 billion a year by

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Buhari chairs Multi-Stakeholder Panel discussion

President Buhari at the UN yesterday   President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to serve as a Co-chair of the first Multi-Stakeholder Panel discussion at the United Nations High-Level Meeting (UN

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Global Health, Business Leaders Pledge Major Commitments to End Tuberculosis

25 September 2018 ¦ New York City – Ahead of the United Nations High-Level Meeting (UN HLM) on Tuberculosis (TB), global health and business leaders convened at the TB Innovation

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Foundation advocates free cervical cancer screening, vaccination

Mrs Onasanya, centre, (Standing in white) with participants at the event A magazine publisher, Mrs Tewa Onasanya, has called on government to provide free screening and vaccination on cervical cancer

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Lagos pledges partnership with AGPMPN on primary health care

Gov. Ambode The Lagos State government has assured the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria, (AGPMPN), of its resolves to partner with the association in providing adequate

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Russian health ministry creates new powder vaccine against Ebola

The Russian health care ministry, has got a new dry powder vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus disease, Health Minister, Veronika Skvortsova said on Thursday. “We have created a new

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WHO calls for urgent action to end TB

Fewer people fell ill and died from tuberculosis (TB) last year but countries are still not doing enough to end TB by 2030, warns the World Health Organization (WHO). Although

Sanofi, Lagos Catholic diocese sign pact on diabetes, hypertension management

• Inaugurate Diabetes and Hypertension Clinic Multinational pharmaceutical company, Sanofi Aventis and the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, today (September 17) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide specialised care

US Ambassador visits NCDC

• says centre is a model for Africa The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Stuart Symington, today, September 10, commended the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for being

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1,086 youths test positive to HIV/Aids in Nasarawa

About 1,086 out of 75, 435 young Nigerians between the ages of 14 and 19, who were counselled and tested for HIV/AIDS in Nasarawa State, have been confirmed to be