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FreshNEWS unveils initiative for maternal mortality, neonatal deaths

December 7, 2017 Editorial IV 0

An online media group, FreshNEWS has kicked-off an initiative to raise awareness for the reduction of maternal and neonatal deaths as well as promote access to proper medical care for pregnant women and children in Nigeria. Speaking at the launch of the initiative tagged: No Woman Should Die Giving Birth in Abuja recently, the Managing Director of FreshNEWS, Desmond Utomwen Read More

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‘50% living with HIV/AIDS in Gombe not accessing treatment’

December 1, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Auwal Ahmad Gombe Civil Society for HIV & AIDS in Nigeria (CiSHAN), Gombe state chapter, has said that no fewer than 64,000 people are living with HIV/AIDS and that “half of them are not accessing treatment in the state.” State Coordinator of the group, Ahmed Yusuf, who disclosed this yesterday during a press briefing to make world HIV/AIDS Day Read More

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Why we suspended our strike, health workers say

October 2, 2017 Blueprint 0

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) has said that they suspended their two weeks old strike conditionally in honor of patients in public hospitals and Nigerians in general. The unions leadership also said Federal Government is expected to issue a circular on their agreements with the unions to be presented to the various NEC to ratify the decision on the Read More

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Corps members to replace striking resident doctors – FG

September 5, 2017 Blueprint 0

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, has directed heads of federal government hospitals to employ the services of doctors, who are currently undergoing the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme, to ensure that there is no break in medical delivery. Minister’s directive followed the strike of resident doctors. On Monday, the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) embarked on a nationwide Read More

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NHIS crisis affecting service providers, enrollees — Medical directors

August 16, 2017 Blueprint 0

Guild of Medical Directors (GMD) has called for speedy resolution of the crisis at the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). It says the crisis is having negative effect on the discharge of services to enrollees in the Nigerian health insurance scheme. Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, had early July suspended the Executive Secretary of the NHIS, Usman Yusuf, for three Read More

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Don’t play politics with Buhari’s health – CAN

August 16, 2017 Blueprint 0

President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Dr. Samson Ayokunle, has said that Nigerians should stop playing politics with the health of President Muhammadu Buhari. Ayokunle, who stated this yesterday in Lokoja, Kogi, said Nigerians should leave out sentiments and pray more for the quick recovery of Buhari who is currently on medical vacation in London. “Let us continue Read More