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N-Power Health is built on a wrong foundation. It may not last!!!

Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country with a number of perennial social problems including unemployment and high morbidity and mortality. N-Power is the Nigerian Government’s employment vehicle, that provides jobs for Nigeria’s vast graduated sub-population. I have really not met a single person employed under the Health Corps, except for last week. She was speaking loudly […]

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Foreign Trained Medical Lab Scientists to Train for 12 Months from 2019 — Council

The training period for qualifying exams conducted by the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) for foreign trained medical laboratory scientists will be 12 months from 2019. Acting Registrar of the council, Sir Tosan Erhabor made the disclosure yesterday in Abuja during a news conference organized by the council to mark its 50th anniversary. […]

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Cholera Facts and Figures: Cholera ravages 29 states in Nigeria – NCDC

Nigeria has recorded 1,110 deaths this year from cholera outbreaks in 29 states across Nigeria as the disease claims more lives in more parts of the country. The death figure this year is several times higher than the 84 recorded within the corresponding period in 2017, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed in […]

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FG inaugurates governing council for Medical and Dental Council

The federal government has finally inaugurated the governing council of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, over a month after the ultimatum was given by the professional association expired. The Nigerian Medical Association had given the government until the end of September to appoint the board, failure which it vowed to approach the court to […]

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SocialMedia Voce: #FixNaijaHealthcare unite health workers… Govt slammed.

Three days ago, twitter community in Nigeria was awash with the hashtag #FixNaijaHealthCare – A hashtag that was trending in Lagos twitter for the most part of that day. Now, Nigeria is known to have poor healthcare delivery system and perform below average in most Key Performance Indices in the sector. Health workers and healthcare service consumers, […]

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France Launches investigation into malformed babies.

France has launched a nationwide investigation into abnormal rates of babies born with missing or malformed limbs in several regions after 11 new cases were identified. In October, the country’s health agency, Santé Publique France, presented at a press conference seven cases in three different geographical areas that had been alerted by the regional register […]

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Nigerian govt inaugurates one year road map for HIV treatment

The Nigerian government on Tuesday inaugurated a one-year roadmap National HIV Treatment and Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT), to galvanize Nigeria’s HIV treatment efforts towards achieving the 90-90-90 targets. The 90-90-90 is a target set by the Joint UN Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) to ensure that by 2020, 90 percent of […]

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Ebola: Ambode, Canadian Governor-General to Open Laboratory

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and Canadian Governor-General Hon. Julie Payette will tomorrow inaugurate a biosecurity laboratory in Lagos. A statement yesterday by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Habib Aruna, said the biobank was located at the Mainland Hospital, Yaba. It was where the isolation unit used by the government to contain the […]

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National Health Insurance Scheme Boss: 9 Reasons for his Suspension.

Prof Usman Yusuf is the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). Controversial and generally believed to be insubordinate, he has once again refused to comply with a suspension letter issued by the Chairperson of the Governing Council of NHIS. Last year, he boldly refused to comply with a ministerial directive instructing him […]

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First ever Lassa Fever Vaccine nears complete discovery

Scientists have moved closer to the first ever Lassa fever vaccine as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed nine new cases of the virus and four deaths in Ebonyi, Edo and Ondo states. The vaccine breakthrough was published in the journal, Nature Communications. Researchers at Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University, United […]

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In NYSC Camp Clinic, These must change.

The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Orientation Camp takes place for a period of three weeks. It is usual for graduates from across various universities, home and abroad, to come back with the intention of serving the country Nigeria, for a period of one year. During that period, they are known Corp members or “Corpers” as […]

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Medicare Out of Pocket Maximum should not be encouraged.

It was a Friday evening and the whole town was in the mood for ‘TGIF’ – Thank God It’s Friday. Everyone appeared to be rushing home to loved ones or going to a relaxation spot. Jide had just finished his last task in the office, he was grateful to be done with the load of […]

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NHIS Scandals: Executive Secretary, other top officials accuse each other of fraud.

The storm at the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is showing no sign of abating as the reinstated Executive Secretary, Usman Yusuf, and other top officials have accused each other of fraud. Mr Yusuf returned from a seven-month suspension in February after President Muhammadu Buhari turned aside the recommendations of a ministerial probe panel that […]

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WHO to donate 31 million doses of Yellow fever vaccines to Nigeria

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has pledged to donate 12 million doses of Yellow fever vaccines in 2018 and 19 million in 2019 to support Nigeria’s campaign against the disease. Charity Warigon, WHO Communications Officer, said in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday that the intervention would be carried out with the support of GAVI, […]

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Patient’s Bill of Rights #PBoR – Read VP Osinbajo Full Speech At The Launch of the Bill.

REMARKS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, PROF. YEMI OSINBAJO, SAN, GCON, VICE PRESIDENT, THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, AT THE LAUNCH OF THE PATIENTS’ BILL OF RIGHTS AT THE BANQUET HALL, STATE HOUSE, ABUJA, ON, TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2018. PROTOCOLS I am pleased to be part of this epochal event, the launching of Nigeria’s Patient Bill of […]