News - Health

NASSARAWA GOVERNMENT BEGINS CONSTRUCTION OF 3 MODEL HOSPITALS

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The Nasarawa state Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura was at a stone laying ceremony yesterday for the 3 model hospitals to be built in Nasarawa state. 

 

Medical Laboratory Scientists protest disparity in wages

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Scores of medical laboratory scientists on Monday stormed the Federal Secretariat complex in Abuja to protest the non-implementation of a circular which should grant them appropriate entry level. 

 

Senate passes National Health Bill

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After series of debates and adjournments, the Nigerian senate has finally passed the National Health bill 2014. The bill seeks to provide a framework for regulating healthcare services in Nigeria and other related matters.

 

POLIO RE-EMERGES IN AFGHANISTAN

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An Afghan girl has been diagnosed with polio in Kabul - the capital's first case since the Taliban's fall in 2001.

Ekiti state government reacts to the frequency of sudden deaths among civil servants

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As a result of recent incidents of sudden deaths amongst civil servants in Ekiti state, the State government believes that there is obvious need for regular medical screening for its civil servant to examine their health profiles and screen for common causes of death such as hypertension, diabetes and cancer. 

UNIMAID teaching Hospital Chief Medical Director says Maiduguri is like a war zone

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The chief medical director of the University of Maiduguri, Muhammed Bashir says there is urgent need for the federal government to  ensure better funding of the hospital to enable it improve facilities needed to deliver quality health care services, especially for bomb blast victims in Borno state.

How your husband/lover can save your life

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As nations across the world mark world cancer day this Thursday, a non – governmental organization in Nigeria, Ego Bekee cancer foundation has been collecting signatures to support free treatment for cancer patients across the country

 

WHO says Nigeria is not doing enough on the issue of HIV/AIDS

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The Nigerian government needs to do more on issues of HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis in the country. 

Abuja residents protest absence of affordable health care facilities

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Durumi II is home to a large number of people but for many years, they have been left without access to primary health care facilities.

Six illegal drugs production laboratories discovered by the NDLEA

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The Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies is pushing for more research into drug trafficking and has raised the alarm  that proceeds from illicit drugs might be going into financing  of politics and terrorism.

Health care professionals to embark on three-day warning strike

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The joint health workers union and health care professionals will embark on a three- day warning strike from Thursday to protest the failure of the  federal government to respond to their demands.

Cyrotherapy device donated to Nigerian hospital

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In a bid to empower Nigerians, particularly the poor and the vulnerable to lead healthier lives, the Society For Family Health through its social franchise system initiative and for the first time in Nigeria presented the Cryotherapy device used in the pretreatment of cervical cancer. 

Nigeria declared guinea worm-free by the WHO

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The World Health Organisation has recognized the efforts of Nigerian government in the delivery of social service by certifying her as a guinea worm free country.

Governor Fashola's wife pleads with NMA to suspend strike

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The planned strike by the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, to begin on the 6th of January 2014 appears to have struck a cord with the Lagos state First Lady, Dame Abimbola Fashola, as she took the time to send a personal message to the Medical association.

Michael Schumacher in critical condition

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Seven-times Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher was in a 'critical' condition on Monday after suffering head injuries in a skiing accident in the French Alps resort of Meribel.

NIGERIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION EMBARKS ON 5 DAY WARNING STRIKE

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The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA says it will on Wednesday embark on a nationwide industrial action to protest what it terms the Federal Ministry of Health’s unserious attitude towards their demands.

Niger: Proposed Doctors Strike

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The Nigerian medical association, NMA, says it will embark on a strike action on December 18 if the federal government fails to meet its demand reached at its meeting in Minna, Niger state.

 

BRITAIN: British government moves to discourage smoking

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The government has announced an independent review of cigarette packaging in England, amid calls for action to discourage young smokers.

 

ONDO HEALTH POLICY: STATE GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES NEW HEALTH PROGRAMME TARGETED AT YOUTHS

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In a bid to protect the future of the youths, generally agreed to be the leaders of tomorrow, Governor Olusegun Mimiko-led administration has demonstrated its commitment to the promotion of exceptional and qualitative healthcare delivery to the citizenry, from conception to adulthood with the launch of a new programme.

HIV AND AIDS: Nigerian Government aims for zero new infections by 2015

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As the first of December, the World Aids Day, draws near, the government and development partners are gathering momentum to tackle what has become an epidemic for over 30 years. This time, the partnership aims to record zero new infections by encouraging more people to get tested.