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JOHESU strike paralyses Enugu neuropsychiatric hospital

Enugu The strike embarked upon by workers of the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu has crippled activities at the facility, leaving patients stranded. It was gathered that the entire hospital was deserted as workers have complied to the strike declared by the Joint Health Sector Union(JOHESU). Our correspondent who observed the strike noticed that only few […]

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The health sector in 2017

Last year was not really a good one for the health sector in Nigeria, as the country suffered a lot of setbacks. In this piece, AJUMA EDWINA OGIRI recaps major events of 2017. Epidemic outbreaks The first epidemic outbreak was meningitis. It killed over 1,166 people between December 2016 and June 23, 2017. Children between […]

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Kastina dep speaker drums support for Masari

By Tope Sunday Abuja The Deputy Speaker of the Katsina State House of Assembly, Hon Shehu Dalhatu Tafoki, has called on the people of Faskari Local Government Area of the state to remain loyal to the state’s Governor, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari. Tafoki in a New Year message he personally signed, also called on the […]

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Abuja declaration: Group hails Gaidam on 15% budget to health

By Musa M. Buba Damaturu Yobe state Accountability Mechanism on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (YoSAMM) has hailed the state governor, Ibrahim Gaidam for earmarking N13, 689,214,000.00, representing 15 per cent of the total 2018 appropriation and finance bill to health sector in compliance with the Abuja declaration. Representative of YoSAMM, Mohammed Musa, said “Yobe […]

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Yobe NGO seeks review of health sector

By Musa M. Buba Damaturu Yobe state Accountability Mechanism on MNCH (YoSAMM) has called for more funding of the health sector in the state in order to improve the sector and guarantee active population. The mechanism, after painstakingly review of the health budget from 2015 to 2017 in the state, commended the efforts of the […]

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1m Nigerians on anti-retroviral therapy – Minister

By Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja Over one million Nigerians received anti-retroviral treatment at the end of June, 2017, the government has said. Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, made the disclosure at the opening ceremony of the 60th National Council on Health, held at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta, with the theme “Economic Recovery and […]

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Edo NMA begins strike Friday

By Patrick Ahanor Benin City Edo state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has said that it would begin a three-day warning strike from November 10, 2017, over the government refusal to fix “problems” confronting the health sector. The association stated that the warning strike would afterwards lead to shutdown of the health sector […]

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Ban on doctors’ private practice: Mere threat?

The federal government recently said it has begun steps to ban doctors in public service from engaging in private practice, a decision viewed by many stakeholders in the health sector as ‘mere threat.’ AJUMA EDWINA OGIRI writes on feasibility of the threat and its impact on the health sector as well as reaction of practitioners […]

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‘PCNI working to check cholera outbreak in North-east’

By John Oba   Abuja   Presidential Committee on North East Initiative (PCNI) has stated that it was working assiduously to curtain the spread of cholera outbreak in the Internally Displaced Persons camp across the North-east with the Oral Cholera vaccination (OCV). Th is is even as it also revealed that the committee was considering […]