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Federal Ministry of Health Gets New Permanent Secretary

News: The new Permanent Secretary of Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health, Abdullahi Mashi, has assumed office, a press statement from the ministry has stated. According to the statement on Monday by spokesperson of the ministry, Boade Akinola, Mr Mashi is one of the three permanent secretaries whose redeployment was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari on […]

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President Buhari Vetoes Radiographers Bill

President Muhammadu Buhari has withheld assent to Radiographers Registration Bill passed and transmitted to him by the National Assembly in May this year. This was conveyed to the Senate yesterday, in a letter from President Buhari, which was read on the floor of the chamber by the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki. However, […]

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Nigeria to be 24 months free of polio in August – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Coordinator in Cross River, Dr Thompson Igbu, says Nigeria would be polio free by August 2018. Dr Igbu made this known to the Newsmen on the sidelines of a workshop on integrated disease surveillance and response on Wednesday in Calabar. “Nigeria would have been 24 months free of indigenous polio […]

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Nigeria blood bank drying up ― NBTS, Traumacare

THE National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) and Traumacare have raised alarm over the deficit of blood in the country; saying that Nigeria blood bank is already drying up. The Coordinator, Traumacare Mr. Chris Otabo and the Acting Coordinator, NBTS, Mrs Janet Agba, who disclosed this in Abuja said Nigeria blood requirement was in deficit of […]

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Medical Exodus Leaves Romania, Bulgaria In Pain

Thousands of doctors and nurses have left the two Balkan countries to find better jobs abroad, deepening the crisis in their already dysfunctional health systems. Boryana Dzhambazova and Claudia Ciobanu report. Florina Venera, an 11-year-old girl from the village Bunești, in Brașov county, central Romania, was diagnosed with bone cancer in her leg seven years […]

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Doctors are leaving Nigeria in droves to other economies. What is really happening?

The period of Medical school cannot easily be forgotten by most Doctors. This is particularly true in Nigeria, not because of the long years (usually between 6 – 12 years depending on the particular predicament of the medical school), but because of the long hours spent day-dreaming and visualizing the ‘good-life’ immediately after med-school. Most […]

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Nigerian govt orders probe of mass failure by foreign-trained doctors

Worried by the high rate of failure by foreign trained medical students in the assessment examination conducted by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), the federal government has directed the council to investigate the phenomenon. It asked the MDCN to investigate some of the foreign medical institutions attended by Nigerians to ascertain their […]

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National Hospital Is Celebrating 13 Years of Uninterrupted In Vitro Fertilisation…

The National Hospital Abuja, on Wednesday celebrated 13 years of providing uninterrupted In Vitro Fertilisation Services (IVF) to Nigerians. Speaking at the ceremony, the Chief Medical Director (CMD), Jaf Momoh, said the management was honoured to mark 13 years of successes in making families happy. Represented by Olaomi Olowole, the Director Clinical Services, Mr Momoh […]

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#JOHESUStrike2018: JOHESU Alleges Plan to Proscribe Union, Says Strike to End Soon

The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) has alleged that the Federal Government is threatening to proscribe the union if it fails to suspend its ongoing strike. National Chairman of JOHESU, Mr. Josiah Biobelemoye, who disclosed this at an emergency consultation meeting of all state and zonal leaders in Abuja yesterday, alleged that the Minister of […]

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“Sack JOHESU Workers If They Fail To Resume Work Within 48hrs” – Health Ministry

THIS IS AN OFFICIAL MEMO TO ALL CHAIRMEN GOVERNING BOARDS, FEDERAL TERTIARY HOSPITALS ON THE COURSE OF ACTION FOR JOHESU WORKERS’ STRIKE. Current Strike By The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) The Honourable Minister of Health Professor Isaac Adewole, had on Monday 28th May 2018 held a meeting with the Chief Medical Directors (CMDs) and […]

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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. […]