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Enforce ban on Shisha, minister urges police, others

ABUJA –  The Minister of Health,  Prof. Isaac Adewole, has called on the police and other relevant  government agencies to immediately implement  the ban on flavoured tobacco products including Shisha.

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

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Health workers set to cripple hospital services

 Begin strike today Health Minister shelves UNGA trip to dialogue with unions Unless the Federal Government prevails on health workers unions in the country to suspend their planned strike over

Checking the menace of TB in Nigeria: The Agbami example

Tuberculosis, popularly known by its abbreviation, TB, has existed for millennia and remains a major global health problem. It causes ill-health in millions of people each year and in 2015

World Hepatitis Day: Ooni to lead campaign

● As government renews commitment to defeat scourge ABUJA – The Federal Government has named Ooni of Ife, His Royal Majesty, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja II) Royal Ambassador against hepatitis.

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FG considers pruning hospital bills, other measures to reduce maternal deaths

● Sets up Task Force The Federal Goveenment is considering a reduction of bills in public hospitals and the re-introduction of conditional cash transfer for women who access health facilities

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‘Impression out there is that NHIS can never work’ – Acting ES

• Vows to change perception ABUJA – The Acting Executive Secretary, National Health Insurance Scheme, Attahiru Ibrahim, has taken full control of the organization, days after his predecessor, Prof Usman

Security operatives take over NHIS

• Health minister suspends additional 8 key officers ABUJA – A Combined team of security operatives have taken over the headquarters and annex office of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS),

Health Journalists urge FG to fully implement National Health Act

• Seek allocation of 1% Consolidated Revenue Fund for health sector ABUJA – Health Correspondents, under the aegis of Association of Nigeria Health Journalists (ANHEJ) have appealed to the Federal

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Osotimehin’s attitude toward female gender began from home – Wife

…Joins FG, UN to celebrate life of late UNFPA icon ABUJA – The attitude of late former Minister of Health and Executive-Director, United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, Prof Babatunde Osotimehin,

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World Population Day shifts attention to Family Planning

● Health Minister restates commitment to quality FP service delivery at all levels of health care ● NURHI calls for more funding of services Issues of family planning and improved

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Buhari directs best care for released Chibok girls – Minister 

UNFPA pledges psychosocial support, reproductive health services The Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, says  President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that relevant public institution should ensure that adequate care is

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New CSM strain in Nigeria

… Minister meets commissioners on how to end frequent outbreak in the country The Federal Government says it has deployed epidemiologists and vaccines to arrest the outbreak of a new

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Health Minister confirms case of Lassa fever in Ogun

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has confirmed the death of a health practitioner as a result of Lassa fever in Ogun State. A statement made available to newsmen

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Release health budget,  get $300,000 – FG promises state govts

Any state of the Federation that announces its health budget and releases the funds for implementation in 2017 will be rewarded with a special grant of N135.5 million ($300,000) by

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Health minister tasks Africa on production of HIV/AIDS drugs

Health minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole  has called on nations on the African continent to explore ways of producing drugs for HIV/AIDS locally and halt dependence on nations of other regions

Diabetes epidemic looms in Nigeria – Health Minister

… NMA says over 2m people are diabetic in the country ABUJA: Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole yesterday decried the growing rate of diabetes in the country, saying the

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Nigerian has huge diabetes burden – Minister

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole said yesterday at the NHO Media Roundtable on Diabetes that the disease is gradually becoming an epidemic worldwide and Nigeria remains one of

Update on Health Minister’s Visit to LUTH

Darkness in A& E The current bleak power situation in the country was at its best at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital when the Health Minister paid a scheduled visit

Health Minister visits LUTH

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Folorunso Adewole, earlier today, paid a schedule visit to the Lagos University Teaching Hospitals (LUTH). He was conducted round the hospital by the Chief

Health Minister visits Niger

… commiserates with Fuka village elders The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has visited Fuka village in Muyan Local Government Area of Niger State, which has recorded the highest

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Prof. Adewole is Nigeria’s health Minister

Renowned professor of gynaecology and obstetrics and former Vice chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof. Isaac Adewole Folorunsho was today named as Nigerias minister of health as President Muhammadu Buhari swore