Policy

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 […]

Policy

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 […]

Policy

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 […]

Policy

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. […]

Policy

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 […]

Policy

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. […]

Policy

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 […]

Policy

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 […]

Policy Social Media

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, […]

Policy

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 […]

Policy

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 […]

Policy

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 […]

Policy

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 […]