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JOHESU Strike Update: JOHESU Sokoto Calls Off Strike

Joint Health Sector Union JOHESU Sokoto State chapter yesterday called off its industrial strike embarked upon in the state. Chairman of the JOHESU Sokoto, Abubakar Shehu, disclosed this to newsmen in Sokoto yesterday. According to him, the decision to call off the strike followed an agreement reached between the state government and the union at […]

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Press Release: World Health Assembly Delegates agree new Five-Year Strategic Plan

THIS IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY 2018. World Health Assembly delegates today agreed an ambitious new strategic plan for the next five years. The Organization’s 13th General Programme of Work (GPW) is designed to help the world achieve the Sustainable Development Goals – with a particular focus on SDG3. The SDG3 […]

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JOHESU Blasts Minister of Health Stand on Health Sectors Salary Structures

FALSEHOOD ON THE SALARY STRUCTURES IN THE HEALTH SECTOR; A DIVERSIONARY TACTIC AND TRIVIALISATION OF THE CRY FOR JUSTICE BY PROF. ISAAC ADEWOLE HONOURABLE MINISTER Of HEALTH – JOHESU ACCOUNT It is said by one of the holy books that” the truth shall set you free” and it is also common knowledge that falsehood and […]

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Nigerian Medical Association, Press Release on Lagos State Government Circular on Consultant Pharmacist & Related Issues

The Nigerian Medical Association, Lagos State Branch, as a critical stakeholder in the Lagos State health project wishes to intimate the good people of Lagos State and in deed the general public about recent unpalatable development in the health sector of the state which if not urgently addressed has the capability to cause chaos in […]

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BREAKING: “JOHESU Call Off Strike and Resume Work Within The Next 24-Hours” – National Industrial Court Orders

Patients in government hospitals being denied hospital services due to the JOHESU strike are soon to heave a smile of relief as His Lordship, Hon. Justice B. A. Adejumo, OFR, Abuja Judicial Division of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria, on Thursday 17th May 2018 in a order made via an EX-parte application ordered Mr. […]

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Lagos State Government Approves Consultant Pharmacist Cadre in Scheme of Service

His Excellency, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, the Governor of lagos state has Approved the creation of the Consultant Pharmacist Cadre in the lagos state public service in line with global best practice and in furtherance of quality healthcare service delivery in lagos state This gesture, which further demonstrates the present administrations commitment to employees professional fulfilment and career […]

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Public Notice: NCDC Issues Advisory to Prevent Ebola Outbreak

World Health Organisation has classified Nigeria and other countries on the continent at “moderate risk of spread” of Ebola virus disease after an outbreak was confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The confirmation came after 16 out of 19 people died from a viral haemorrhagic fever in Bikoro area of the DRC. Two of […]

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NHIS Public Notice on Health Maintenance Organizations… Full lists of Re-Accredited HMOs.

In its commitment to ensuring that high standards of service delivery are maintained always, and in furtherance of its resolve to protect the rights and privileges of lives under the Scheme, the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has concluded a painstaking process of re-accreditation of Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) registered with the Scheme. The re-accreditation […]

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Ebola Virus Disease: FG Initiates Strict Surveillance at Land borders and Airport

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has directed the Federal Ministry to step up emergency surveillance activities at all land and airport borders in the country. Minister of Health, Isaac Adewale, told journalists on Wednesday after the FEC meeting that, this measure is to keep Nigerians safe from Ebola outbreak which is currently in Congo. “Of […]

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Nigeria Among 5 African Country to benefit from the largest Cholera campaign in History.

Cholera remains a major issue in many parts of Africa despite spirited efforts to eliminate the disease cause by bacteria, Vibrio cholerae. The World Health Organization, WHO’s work in this area was recently vitalized to reach more areas and persons with the hope that this puts the brake on the infection. Now, no fewer than […]

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President Buhari Billed To Jet Off To London For 4-Days Medical Attention

This is now confirmed… President Muhammadu Buhari will leave for London, United Kingdom Tuesday for a four day medical check-up. The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu to the President released a statement to this effect The statement reads, “President Muhammadu Buhari will tomorrow, (today) Tuesday undertake a four-day trip to the […]

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VP Osinbajo was at the Nigeria Medical Association Annual Delegate Meeting 2018… Read His Full Statement

Health sector is in partial shut down as Health workers under JOHESU enter the fourth week of their strike action. Doctors however, still report to duty, offering the best they could in these circumstances. The umbrella body for doctors, Nigerian Medical Association just concluded her Annual Delegates Meeting and Scientific Conference. Prof Yemi Osinbajo, Vice […]

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PRESS RELEAES: Emzor Pharmaceuticals @emzornigeria Issues Rebuttal On @BBCAfrica Codeine Documentary

BBC Documentary on Codeine – OUR POSITION  On Monday the 30th of April 2018, BBC Africa Eye broadcast a documentary on the abuse of codeine in Nigeria and one of our products, Emzolyn with Codeine syrup was featured. The abuse of prescription drugs including codeine is a growing problem globally as well as right here […]

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Dino Melaye: Medical Status & Health Implications of jumping out of a moving vehicle

Dino Melaye is a controversial senator. Outspoken, vocal and critical. However, his constituents from Kogi West Senatorial District, voted him to be a serving senator. He is a member of ruling All Progressive People’s Party. Senator Dino, as he is fondly called by most people, have been a man of many colors. He has featured […]

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JOHESU Strike 2018: 20 Newborns Feared Dead, As Striking JOHESU Members Attack FMC Owerri.

Owerri – Fresh tension erupted in the Federal Medical Centre Owerri as the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) members Thursday attacked the health facility, allegedly leading to the death of over 20 newborn babies. It was also gathered that the FMC Public Relations Officer, Secretary to the Medical Director, the police officer posted to the hospital and other […]