Act now to avoid shutdown of health sector, JOHESU tells FG

September 29, 2021 Moses John 0

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations (AHPA), has urged the federal government to act on its 15 days ultimatum issued  on the 17th September 2021 to avoid total shutdown of health care system in the country. According to a statement by its chairman, Comrade Biobelemoye Josiah, the group warned that they cannot guarantee industrial Read More

AHAPN urges FG to develop uniform salary structure for healthcare workers

September 22, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria (AHAPN) has urged the federal government to develop a uniform salary structure for healthcare workers. The association made the call in a statement jointly signed by its national chairman Mr Olabode Ogunjemiyo and national secretary Mr Oladele Obikoya and made available to newsmen in Abakaliki.  The group also urged the Nigerian Medical Read More

JOHESU suspends nationwide strike, gives fresh ultimatum to FG

September 19, 2021 Moses John, Abuja 0

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) has stepped down its proposed nationwide strike to commence scheduled to kickoff on Saturday September 18, 2021 following concrrns on the suffering of Nigerians. To this end, the workers has now given federal government another 15 days window of opportunity to meet its demands, “failure to which it will not be held responsible for its actions.” Read More

Covid-19 third wave: Fears grip Nigerians over FG’s measures

September 10, 2021 BENJAMIN SAMSON 0

…Govt’ll apply basic law against vaccine hesitancy – NPHCDA …Mandatory vaccination justified for infectious diseases – Lawyer ‘…Forcing people to take jab violates human rights’ ‘…Public ought to be well-enlightened’  …FG should adopt the polio approach – Expert The federal government has disclosed that it is planning to make Covid-19 vaccination compulsory for civil servants and other segments of the Read More

Over 100, 000 spouses, adolescents graduate from reproductive health programme, others – SCI

August 25, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

Save the Children International (SCI) has said that over 100,000 married and adolescents and very young adolescents have graduated from its safe space programme. The feat, which was achieved through its Reach and Empowering Adolescents to make informed choices for their Heath in Nigeria (REACH project). The project also improved their knowledge on the access and utilization of Safe Reproductive Read More

Strengthen educational institutions to curb harmful practices against women, girls, UNESCO tells FG

August 20, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

UNESCO Regional office in Nigeria has called on the federal government to strengthen the nation’s educational institutions to curb various harmful practices against women and girls in the country. The Officer in Charge of UNESCO in Abuja, Mr Lamine Sow, gave the advice at a one day Spotlight initiative to develop an education package for schools in Nigeria.  Mr Sow Read More

Impact of COVID-19 on viral hepatitis in Nigeria

August 11, 2021 Blueprint 0

Unarguably, COVID-19 has placed significant strain on national healthcare systems at a critical moment in the context of hepatitis elimination across the world. The pandemic has resulted in a myriad of interventions with the urgent aim of reducing the public health impact of the disease. However, evidence both from high-income and low-income countries show broader consequences of such interventions on Read More

NSOANP, Smile Train improve access to research funding for cleft treatment

August 6, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

As part of efforts to boost the treatment of clefts in Nigeria, the National Surgical Obstetrics Anaesthesia and Nursing Plan for Nigeria (NSOANP), and the world largest cleft charity organisation, Smile Train have trained medical professionals on fundamentals of cleft research, grants writing and publication. The aim of the training according to the organisations is to ensure availability of credible Read More