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Sugar’s Role In Obesity: Countries Should Adopt Tax To Combat Diabetes, Health Problems, Says World Health Organization

One of the many weapons in the global war against chronic diseases like diabetes should be a sugar tax, said the World Health Organization (WHO) in a report this Tuesday. ALSO READ: Fruit Juice Is as Bad as Sugary Drinks The WHO’s report, “Fiscal Policies for Diet and Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases,” addressed several proposed policy recommendations […]

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NHIS begins Coverage for Cancer Surgeries and Chemotherapy.

Before now, Nigeria’s National Health Insurance Scheme NHIS was restricted to some medical conditions. A number of factors determined what conditions would be taken care of by the scheme. Even some surgical procedures were exempted from the NHIS. But the Executive Secretary, National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof Mohammed Sambo has said some levels of […]

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Medical Laboratory Science Council gets New Registrar.

The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria gets a substantive Registrar – Mr. Tosan Erhabour. Nigeria’s Federal government through the Head, Corporate Affairs Unit of MLSCN, Fidelia Ginikanwa said on Monday. Here is a brief about the new registrar as extracted from the statement ; Mr. Tosan… is 55-years-old, from Edo State and attended the […]

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Meet Nigeria’s New Ministers of Health

Nigeria has got her newest Ministers in the Health Ministry. President Buhari, in an elaborate swearing in ceremony, swore in Dr Osagie Emmanuel Ehanire – Substantive Minister of Health, and Dr Olurunnimbe Mamora – as Minister for State. Both gentlemen are Medical Doctors. Here is a brief about the Ministers; Dr Osagie Emmanuel Ehanire – […]

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MINIMUM WAGE: NURSES CALL FOR COMPROMISE BETWEEN FG AND ORGANIZED LABOUR

Press Release: Nurses under the aegis of University Graduates of Nursing Science Association (UGONSA) has called for a compromise. A compromise between the Federal Government (FG) and organized labour over the new minimum wage for improved productivity and enhanced national economy. The National Secretary of the Association, Nurse Goodluck Nshi made the call on Monday […]

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Why the New NHIS Boss Should Sit Up and Get to work.

It came in as a breaking news; “NHIS Boss Sacked, New Boss appointed”. This news flash flooded our timelines in the past week. The Punch News puts it this way: President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the termination of appointment of the Current Executive Secretary, Prof. Usman Yusuf who has been on administrative leave and has […]

Career Policy

National Health Insurance Scheme NHIS Commences Recruitment.

JOB VACANCY: This recruitment guide is for National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) 2019/2020 recruitment. Are you looking for NHIS? Would you mind if we teach you how to register for 2019/2020 Nigerian NHIS jobs? If yes, then read on now. NHIS form 2019/2020 application registration is what you are about to see here. There are many thing […]

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Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakiliki Renamed to Alex Ekwueme University Teaching Hospital, Abakiliki.

The Federal Government (FG) has approved the renaming of Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki (FETHA) to Alex Ekwueme University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki. Alhaji Ahmed Ramalan, Chairman of the hospital’s board, disclosed this on Wednesday in Abakaliki while addressing newsmen, NAN reports. He said the renaming was with immediate effect. Ramalan said Prof. Isaac Adewole, the Minister […]

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How to get an e-Yellow Fever Card before traveling abroad.

Yellow fever is a disease of public importance and many travels involving other countries require you show a piece of evidence that you have recently been vaccinated of Yellow Fever. Yellow fever is a vaccine-preventable disease. So it is quite easy to obtain the Yellow Fever card from authorized point in the countries of origin. […]

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Lagos Launches Nigeria’s Largest Health Insurance for residents.

BRIEF ON THE LAGOS STATE HEALTH SCHEME – The Lagos State Health insurance scheme was officially launched today. The present administration is proud to deliver on one of its mandate which is to provide Universal Health Coverage for Lagos residents. To enable us meet the aspirations of the people as regards the availability of affordable, […]

Editor's Focus Policy

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, […]