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BREAKING: JOHESU Calls Off Nationwide Strike… Work To Resume Oct 4.

The Joint Health Sector Union has suspended its industrial action in principle. The suspension follows a conciliation meeting between its leadership and representatives of the Federal Government in Abuja on Saturday. Consequently, the union has asked its members across the country to resume work on Wednesday next week after a meeting of its executive members […]


Job Vacancy: Housemanship & Internship Opening Ongoing @ UniBen Teaching Hospital

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for the following positions; Medical House Officers Dental House Officers Medical Lab Interns Pharmacy Interns Physiotherapy Interns Occupational Therapy Interns QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must possess the necessary qualifications and must have been provisionally registered with the appropriate regulatory bodies. DUTIES: Successful candidates will be expected to perform the […]


World Rabies Day: Global partners announce plan to end human deaths from dog-transmitted rabies by 2030.

Geneva – World Rabies Day marks the announcement of the biggest global anti-rabies initiative, as the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC) reveal an ambitious plan to end human deaths from dog-transmitted rabies […]


Bayelsa Partners US firm on health facilities maintenance.

The Bayelsa State government has entered into a strategic partnership with Medshare, an American medical facilities services company based in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States of America. Governor Henry Seriake Dickson, in a press release signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Francis Ottah Agbo, said the partnership with Medshare is for the equipping of […]


Abu Dhabi to Recruit 2,000 Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals

Nearly 2,000 more nurses, midwives and allied health professionals are expected to be hired over the next year for positions in public health-care facilities, health officials said in the capital on Wednesday. The new recruits will help the emirate’s public health-care provider, the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha), meet international nurse-to-patient ratios, said Aisha […]


One in four girls is depressed at age 14

New research shows a quarter of girls (24%) and one in 10 boys (9%) are depressed at age 14. Researchers from the University of Liverpool and University College London analysed information on more than 10,000 children born in 2000-01 who are taking part in the Millennium Cohort Study. At ages 3, 5, 7, 11 and […]


Pigeons better at multitasking than humans

Pigeons are capable of switching between two tasks as quickly as humans — and even more quickly in certain situations. These are the findings of biopsychologists who had performed the same behavioural experiments to test birds and humans. The authors hypothesize that the cause of the slight multitasking advantage in birds is their higher neuronal […]


Your tattoo could give you cancer, researchers warn

Tattoos are on trend right now, but worrying new research has potentially uncovered a link between tattoos and cancer. Researchers from the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in France say the chemicals in tattoo ink can travel in the blood stream and accumulate in the lymph nodes, which could cause them to become swollen and therefore […]


Job Vacancy: Delta State Hosp Management Board Needs Interns Med Lab Scientists, Pupil Pharmacists & Housemanship Doctors…

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates to the following vacant positions: House Officers QUALIFICATION MBBS or BDS from a recognized University. Evidence of Provisional Registration with MDCN. Intern Medical Laboratory Scientists QUALIFICATION B.Sc or BMLS Medical Laboratory Science from a Recognized University. Evidence of Provisional Registration Pupil Pharmacists QUALIFICATION B.Pharm. from a Recognized […]

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BREAKING: JOHESU Puts On Hold State Councils Strike… Insists Federal Strike Must Continue

The end seems to be afar off for striking health workers in Nigeria’s health sector. Below is the memo issued by the National Executive Council of Joint Health Sector Unions & Assembly of Health Care Professionals… As a result of the ongoing negotiation between the Joint Health Sector Unions and the federal government, the leadership […]


Health Minister: Patients Waiting Time Must Reduce

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has said that the Federal Government was making frantic effort to reduce the number of hours patients spend before seeing a doctor in the hospitals. The Minister was responding to a presentation on the preliminary findings on the causes of delay of patients before seeing doctors in government […]


Policy Redirection Announced for Medical/Health Records Officer and Technicians

This is to call the attention of all persons practicing in Nigeria as Medical/Health Records Officers or Medical/Health Records Technicians to the following policy position of the Health Records Officers’ Registration board of Nigeria (HRORBN): All practitioners are to refer to the enabling laws or ACT establishing the board as registering and regulatory agency of […]


PRESS RELEASE: MDCAN On Reported Harassment of Her Members

Find below excerpts from the press release made by Nigeria’s Medical and Dental Consultants Association…. The attention of the National Secretariat of the Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) has been drawn to incidents of harrassment and intimidation of medical doctors, patients and other members of the health team by some JOHESU Members […]


Increased health funding will reduce poverty rate in Nigeria —Melinda Gates

The Co-chair, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Mrs. Melinda Gates, in this interview with BUKOLA ADEBAYO says good leadership and increased funding of health sector, especially northern Nigeria, is what the country needs to reduce poverty rates and improve its present health indices. Excerpts… In Nigeria and many other parts of Africa, family planning is […]

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Press Release: JOHESU Responds To The Fictitious Humanitarian Crisis Supposedly Being Created At The NeuroPsychiatric Hospital, Aro-Abeokuta.

Our attention has been drawn to a spurious and baseless publication by a faceless and cowardly group with the malicious intent of blackmailing members of JOHESU, “real working population within the health sector” to whom justice and freedom are being denied and who are striving to maintain their rights for a just wage and conducive […]