Health workers declare nationwide strike The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) and National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) have directed their members in federal hospitals to proceed on an indefinite strike.   Biobelemoye Josiah, national of chairman JOHESU, blamed the action on the federal government’s “lackadaisical attitude”. At a press conference in Kwara state on Wednesday, Josiah explained...... read more
Dangote Foundation, GBCHealth, join forces to build Coalition on Health The Dangote Foundation and GBCHealth have joined forces to forge a new model of partnership, African Business Coalition on Health (GBCHealth)in Africa.Chairman of Dangote Foundation, Aliko Dangote, shared plans to buildan African Business Coalition on Health (ABCHealth), during theBloomberg Global Business Forum, he was co-hosting, and which tookplace alongside the United...... read more
Resident Doctors suspends Strike The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has announced the suspension of its strike after 10 days. It, however, said it will review the suspended industrial action in two weeks’ time to assess government’s level of compliance with the agreements reached with the association. This was disclosed by the NARD Chairman,...... read more
Panel indicts suspended NHIS boss, Usman Yusuf over alleged N.92bn scam The panel set up by the Federal Ministry of Health to probe the suspended Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Usman Yusuf, has indicted him of N919m fraud in the health agency. The indictment was contained in the panel report submitted to the Presidency during the weekend. According...... read more
NARD Strike: Health minister asks govt hospitals to make use of NYSC members 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. The minister’s directive followed the strike of resident doctors. On Monday,...... read more
FG to invest N9bn in upgrade of hospitals Sen. Mr Udoma Udo Udoma, the honourables Minister of Budget and National Planning, said Federal Government would invest N9 billion in upgrade of hospitals to halt foreign medical trips by Nigerians. Udoma said this while interacting with civil society organizations under the auspices The Situation Room on Tuesday in Abuja. According...... read more
Aisha Buhari commissions sickle cell center in Abia Wife of the President,Hajiya Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, has commissioned a sickle cell diagnosis and treatment center in Umuahia. Represented by the wife of the former Military Administrator of Kebbi and Kastina states, Mrs Grace Chamah, she said one of the biggest challenges facing women and children in Nigeria was access to...... read more
FAAN reactivates Ebola screening points at airports The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has reinstated screening points and detecting machines at the airport to forestall the resurgence of Ebola outbreak in Nigeria. The measure was triggered by the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo. FAAN’s acting General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, assured...... read more
Tiwa Savage named Celebrity Ambassador for polio eradication Tiwa Savage, Nigerian singer and songwriter, is the newest face to join Rotary’s ‘This Close’ public awareness campaign for polio eradication. A paralysing and life altering disease, polio is on the verge of becoming the second human disease ever to be eliminated worldwide after smallpox. Savage announced her new partnership with Rotary last week...... read more
20 million Nigerians suffer Hepatitis, Doctor reveals The Guild of Medical Directors has said that between 18 million and 20 million Nigerians were suffering from hepatitis. The figure is collated from all public and private hospitals across the country. The medical director have therefore resolved to sensitised Nigerians to the danger of the killer disease. Dr. Wisdom Ihejieto,...... read more
Governor Ikpeazu approves free medical surgeries The department of Surgery, Abia State University Teaching Hospital (ABSUTH) Aba, is embarking on a Free month-long major Surgical outreach in the month of April, 2017. This program is courtesy of the approval by Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, the Governor of Abia State, to assist the poor and indigent members of...... read more
Abia Emergency Service is free for all subscribers - Commisioner of Health The Abia state Commisioner of health, Dr. C J Ahukanna, has stated that the recently launched emergency Medical Services will be free to all subscribers of the Abia state Health Insurance scheme.   The Commisioner who spoke exclusively to Factnewsonline during an interview in Umuahia, said  the medical service which is...... read more
Dr. Shuaib to head healthcare agency President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday approved the appointment of Dr. Faisal Shuaib as the Executive Secretary of National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA). Dr. Shuaib, a medical doctor and public health specialist, is currently a Senior Program Officer (Africa) for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) at Seattle, USA. At the...... read more
Ministry of Health hires 50 employees from the same family The Supreme Court has promised an inquiry on Tuesday after a southern province was found to have employed almost 50 members of the same family in various health ministry jobs, many in the same hospital. Corruption and nepotism is rampant in Pakistan when it comes to hiring government employees. But the sheer...... read more
HIV/AIDS spreads in Maiduguri IDPs; over 512 new cases recorded The Executive Secretary, Borno State Agency for the Control of AIDS, Barkindo Saidu, has revealed that 512 new cases of HIV infection have been recorded in Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camps in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. Barkindo made the revelation on Sunday, in Maiduguri while briefing journalists on the activities...... read more
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