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Op. Ed: Free Healthcare For The Elderly
At the first National Summit on Healthy Ageing which took place in Abuja on Wednesday last week, the federal government said it plans to extend free healthcare services to all Nigerians over the age of 60 years. It also said it will establish region...
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Dr. Halima Lawal Bello CMD, Kwali hospital Gets Excellence Award
The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Kwali General Hospital, Dr. Halima Lawal Bello, has received the National Association of University Students’ (NAUS) award of excellence.   The national president of NAUS, Comrade Sagir Adam, who led ...
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Reddington Unveils Services to Tackle Medical Tourism
  As part of its contribution towards stemming medical tourism, Reddington Hospital has unveiled a new and upgraded surgery and critical care facility that would specifically take care of complex specialised surgeries.   At the commissi...
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Decentralise Primary Healthcare To Achieve UHC: Dr. Ebun Sonaiya Tasks FG
To ensure that Nigeria attains Universal Health Coverage, UHC, healthcare providers have called for  decentralisation of  primary healthcare in the country even as they maintained that effective health financing remains key to achieving ac...
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DELSUTH CMD lauds Okowa For Support
The Chief Medical Director, CMD,  of Delta State University Teaching Hospital, DELSUTH, Dr. Onome Ogueh, has described Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of of Delta State as a listening governor whose overwhelming support to the teaching hospital is respo...
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Systematic bullying, abuse and sexual harassment at UNAIDS
An independent report has recommended a change of leadership at UNAIDS which is the United Nations agency that is in charge of the global response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. In line with the recommendation, Michel Sidibé, executive director of UNAIDS will step down from his post in June 2019, the agency announced yesterday (13 December). The independent panel report […] The post Systematic bullying, abuse and sexual harassment at UNAIDS appeared first on healthnews.africa.
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Decentralise Primary Healthcare to Achieve UHC, FG Tasked
  To ensure that Nigeria attains Universal Health Coverage, UHC, healthcare providers have called for  decentralisation of  primary healthcare in the country even as they maintained that effective health financing remains key to achi...
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NMA - All Doctors Should Pay The #BuildingLevy
Now, this may not be a cheery news for all Medical Doctors in Nigeria. Doctors had pitched against her Council over an ‘unexpected’ building Levy it fixed against them.    The Nigerian Medical Association National Executive C...
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Understanding The NMA Building Levy And The Agitation
Preamble The Nigerian Medical Association is the professional body for all the Medical and Dental Practitioners. It was established in 1960 from the British Medical Associations when Nigeria got it independence from Britain.    Over the...
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Nigerian doctors call for implementation of health insurance scheme
Primary health care system in Nigeria which is expected to be the first point of contact to the teeming population is yet to receive full coverage by the National Health Insurance Scheme. The implementation of health insurance scheme is still at a very slow pace even as the scheme’s plans are enveloped by the unending […] The post Nigerian doctors call for implementation of health insurance scheme appeared first on healthnews.africa.
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Report: Johnson & Johnson Knew For DECADES That Asbestos Lurked In Its Cancer-Causing Talc
Johnson & Johnson allegedly knew its Baby Powder contained asbestos for decades, a report claims. The firm has been forced to hand over thousands of internal, confidential documents amid lawsuits from 11,700 people, who claim the talc gave them ...
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JOHESU’s unity threatened as NMA seeks peace with nurses and pharmacists
The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) is taking steps to broker peace with other healthcare professionals in the sector, according to the association’s president Dr. Francis Faduyile. Faduyile revealed the association was in talks with other sister associations in the healthcare sector to stem the frequent disharmony in the sector. “We are currently engaging with our friends […] The post JOHESU’s unity threatened as NMA seeks peace with nurses and pharmacists appeared first on healthnews.africa.
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Acute malnutrition kills 30 children in Nigeria
Acute malnutrition strikes in Nasarawa state, 30 children dead. According to report, over 2000 children are receiving treatment for acute malnutrition crisis at various medical centres across the state. Nasarawa State Primary Health Care Development Agency’s Nutrition Officer, Hajiya Halima Yusuf, confirmed the dead toll at a two-day meeting of the state Committee on Food […] The post Acute malnutrition kills 30 children in Nigeria appeared first on healthnews.africa.
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Health Workers Vow To Resist Privatisation Of Public Hospitals
Members of the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) have vowed to resist any attempt by the federal government to privatise public hospitals in the country.   The union’s president, Biobelemoye Josiah, stated this while d...
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What Nigerians Must do to Prevent Infectious Diseases, by NCDC
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has called on Nigerians to adopt environmental sanitation towards prevention of infectious diseases in their domains. The Chief Executive Officer, NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, made the call in an interview wi...
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What We’re Doing to Standardise, Regulate Traditional Medicine – NAFDAC
The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has said that sensitising herbal and traditional medicine practitioners on best practices would make the trade earn foreign exchange for the country.    Anikoh Ib...
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South African Runner-up In Miss Universe Pageant Is A Trainee Doctor
South Africa's Tamaryn Green, 24, has been crowned runner-up at this year's Miss Universe pageant. She missed out on the top spot to Catriona Gray of the Philippines.   Miss Green is a trainee doctor and a survivor of tuberculosis (TB...
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Nursing Shortages Still a Concern in Asia
Asian nurse leaders from ten nursing associations, representing approximately six million nurses from the region, attended the 19th Asian Workforce Forum of the International Council of Nurses (ICN). They stressed that, despite slight overall increa...
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Polio: FCT Commences Vaccination Dec 15
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) says it will commence polio immunisation for children under the ages of five on Dec. 15.   The Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretariat, Mr Abubakar Bappa, said this on Friday duri...
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Pharmacist (Enugu) Vacancy at CasaBella Beauty - HealthPlus Limited
HealthPlus Limited - Our sister company, CasaBella Beauty, is a one-stop store for beauty and grooming solutions for men and women. CasaBella International was incorporated in 2008 and became the exclusive distributor for Revlon in Nigeria. The firs...
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MHWUN Seeks Parley with Buhari Over Crisis in Health Sector
Leadership of Medical and Health Workers’ Union of Nigeria, MHWUN, weekend, appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to grant the union an opportunity to meet and discuss directly with him the lingering issues threatening the stability of the he...
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World Close to Attaining HIV Treatment – NACA
The Director-General of National Action for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Dr Sani Aliyu, says the world is about 10 to 15 years close to attaining treatment or total cure of HIV.   Aliyu stated this at a three-day regional workshop for country ...
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Africa silent as WHO rushes to regulate gene editing
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7th Annual General Meeting/Scientific Conference of the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Rivers State University Teaching Hospital (RSUTH) chapter
Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Rivers State University Teaching Hospital (RSUTH) chapter Invites you to her 7th Annual General Meeting/Scientific Conference 2018.    Theme: Domesticating the Residency Training Act; the role of th...
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NMA tasks Governors to implement Primary Health Insurance Scheme
The National President of Nigeria Medical Academy, NMA, Dr Francis Faduyile has called on state governments to commence the implementation of the primary healthcare insurance scheme in order to make healthcare delivery available to all.   Fad...
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PRESS BRIEFING: Fake Drug Manufacturers Arrested By @PolicNG In Lagos
PARADE OF FOUR (4) NOTORIOUS FAKE PHARMACEUTICAL DRUG MANUFACTURERS AND DISCOVERY OF A FACTORY WITH HEAVY MACHINES USED FOR PRODUCING FAKE DRUG IN IKOTUN AREA OF LAGOS STATE BY THE FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, Ag. DCP JIMOH MOSHOOD. 14th DECEMBER...
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Consultant Paediatrician (with a subspecialty) Vacancy at LIMI Hospital
The Limi Hospital Ltd Abuja, founded in 1982, is a rapidly growing and renowned patient-centered multispecialty medicine based hospital located in the Central Business District of Abuja Metropolis that provides preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic...
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Top Ten News Items on Health, 14th December 2018
Group urges Nigerian govt. to ensure 60 percent health insurance coverage by 2024. WHO rates Nigeria low in health coverage. NCDC assures on readiness to fight Lassa fever, other diseases. FG urged to provide free cervical cancer vaccines for young girls. Scientists to test vaccine made to fight epidemics. Lagos Partners Stakeholders to Improve Infant, Young Child Feeding. Experts unveil roadmap [...] The post Top Ten News Items on Health, 14th December 2018 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 14th December 2018
Technical Specialist / Program Coordinator – SHOPS Plus, ABT Associates, Abuja. Apply for this job Provider Engagement Executive, Stack Diagnostics, Lagos, deadline 31st December, 2018. Apply for this job Medical Coordinator (OFDA) at INTERSOS, Borno, deadline 18th December, 2018. Apply for this job Child Protection Psychologist Assistant, Save The Children, Borno, deadline 24th December, 2018. [...] The post Latest Health Jobs In Nigeria Published On 14th December 2018 appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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We Will Resist Hospitals Privatisation – Health Workers
The Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), has said it would resist any attempt by the federal government to privatise public hospitals in the country.   President of  the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN)...
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ECOWAS Partners NCDC to Tackle Yellow Fever Outbreak
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is working with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to combat the present yellow fever outbreak in Nigeria.   Director, Public Health Department of the West African Health Organ...
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Bakan Gizo Nigeria Limited Vacancy for Nurse
Bakan Gizo Nigeria Limited is one of the youngest fast growing Pharmaceutical company in Nigeria. They are duly registered with Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria as a limited liability company. We are recruiting to fill the position below: P...
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USAID’s MCSP Trains Over 4,000 Health Workers in Kogi
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) has over the past four years empowered over 4,000 health workers across 169 health facilities in Kogi with requisite skills to provide q...
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UniJos Graduates 132 Medical Doctors
The University of Jos in Plateau State has inducted 132 medical doctors who completed their training at the College of Health Science of the institution.   Speaking at the event, the Vice Chancellor Sebastian Maimako, called on the doctors to...
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FG Urged to Provide Free Cervical Cancer Vaccines for Young Girls
Founder of Medicaid Cancer Foundation and Wife of Kebbi State governor, Dr Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu  has called on the Federal Ministry of Health, and other stakeholders particularly the private sector to provide free cervical cancer vaccines for...
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Detect and Respond: How Edo State is responding to the Yellow Fever outbreak
The new Public Health Emergency Operations Centre (PHEOC) is alive with activity on a Monday morning in Benin City, capital of Edo State. The buzz in the room is comparable with the Oba Akenzua Cultural Centre motor park that shares a fence with the Edo State Hospital Management Board, where the PHEOC is housed. Mrs. [...] The post Detect and Respond: How Edo State is responding to the Yellow Fever outbreak appeared first on Nigeria Health Watch.
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