Nigeria’s health sector collapse By Jerome-Mario Utomi

June 16, 2018 erome-Mario Utomi 0

I recently witnessed a fight between two young adults within the church premises. And as expected of me, I immediately intervened. And in my effort to calm their frailed nerves, I observed that one was visibly calm and viewed the whole episode as a friendly battle occasioned by a communication gap. The other was, however, furious and unmanageable; a behavior Read More

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Gaidam approves 100% CONHESS implementation

May 15, 2018 Musa M. Buba Damaturu 0

Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe state has approved 100% implementation of the Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS) for nurses, pharmacists, and other health professionals in the state’s health sector. Prior to the approval, the CONHESS implementation rate was 70 percent. The governor’s spokesman, Abdullahi Bego, disclosed yesterday in press statement in Damaturu. It read in part: “The governor has also Read More

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JOHESU strike paralyses Enugu neuropsychiatric hospital

February 13, 2018 Chuks Nweze 0

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 senior medical officials and security Read More

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The health sector in 2017

January 6, 2018 Admin 3 0

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 the ages of five to Read More

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Kastina dep speaker drums support for Masari

January 4, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

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 people of the area to Read More

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

December 13, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

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 state government is committed to Read More

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Yobe NGO seeks review of health sector

November 20, 2017 Musa M. Buba 0

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 present administration under Governor Ibrahim Read More

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1m Nigerians on anti-retroviral therapy – Minister

November 10, 2017 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

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 Growth Plan and the Health Read More

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Edo NMA begins strike Friday

November 8, 2017 Patrick Ahanor 0

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 in the state following the Read More

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Ban on doctors’ private practice: Mere threat?

October 21, 2017 Ajuma Edwina Ogiri 0

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 Industrial disputes Federal government has Read More

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

October 18, 2017 John Oba 0

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 alternative source of energy supply Read More

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