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Experts seek for health insurance coverage for all Nigerians

By Bukola Afeni When Ada Mbakwe was told she had to undergo ceasarian operation before her baby can be delivered successfully without complications . Her first reaction was that of fear ,panic and pain ,infact she cried without minding stares from other patient . The anaesthesiologists on duty had to …

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FG confirms three cases of monkey pox

By Bukola Afeni The federal government has confirmed 3 cases of monkey pox in Nigeria . The minister of health ,Professor Isaac Adewole made the disclosure while briefing journalist in Abuja. “The three suspected Monkey pox outbreak in Yenagoa has been confirmed with laboratory evidence”he noted . While speaking ,the …

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4milllion children in need of humanitarian assistance in North east

Bukola Afeni Global studies indicates that in crisis situations, girls are 2.5 times more likely to be out of school than boys, compromising the future prospects for work and financial independence as adults. During period of conflicts, health services,which is critical to girls’ wellbeing, including sexual and reproductive health services …

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The need for efficient service delivery in the health sector

Bukola Afeni There is an urgent need to improve on the quality of health management in the country , through universal health coverage. While Africa has made tremendous gains towards increasing access to immunization in the last 15 years ,progress has stagnated ,leaving one in five African children without access …

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N41 billion Akwa Ibom ‘world class’ hospital shut down

The Ibom Specialist Hospital in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, has been shut down, just two years after it was built and commissioned by the administration of former governor Godswill Akpabio. Almost all the health workers in the hospital were foreigners, mostly from India. Mr. Akpabio had boasted that the hospital, …

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FG tasked on Stronger commitment in health sector

The communication officer with CHR,Ndidi Chukwu is urging the federal government to priortise health, and seek for ways of ending the incessant strike in the sector . She made the disclosure while briefing journalist at her baby shower ceremony in Abuja . According to her top government officials in the …

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MOU drafts UDUTH health workers into rural communities

Bukola Afeni The chief medical director of Usman Dan Fodio university teaching hospital ,Dr Yakubu Ahmed said resident doctors at the teaching hospital would be deployed to rural communities in the state, and they would be supervised by consultants from the hospital. The new development came up ,following a Memorandum …

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NHIS to reaccredit 57 HMOs

Bukola Afeni The acting executive secretary of National health insurance scheme ,Mallam Atahiru Ibrahim said the agency will commence the accreditation of health management organisation, which will check the excesses in the system . The accreditation exercise will last for two months ,and also pave way for a new structure …

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FG releases 3.5billion naira for measles campaign

Bukola Afeni The federal government released the sum of N3.5 billion naira to support measles campaign, in Nigeria,which will be effective from October 2017. ‎The Executive Secretary of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, NPHCDA, Dr ,Faisal Shuaib, made the disclosure while addressing journalists on the sideline of Nigeria’s Campaign …

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Minister appeals to resident doctors to end strike

Bukola Afeni The Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole has directed the Chief Medical Directors of Federal Government owned Hospitals, to ensure that Consultants and Youth Corps Doctors as well as Doctors on Internship, are on duty to provide health services at the hospitals in order to ensure there is …

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FG urge stakeholders to tackle spread of Non communicable disease

Bukola Afeni The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole is urging stakeholders in the health sector to support the federal government’s efforts in tackling the menace of non- communicable diseases in Nigeria. The minister who was represented by the director of public health ,Dr Evelyn Ngige urged more partners to …

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NCDC strengthens surveillance to combat infectious diseases

Bukola Afeni The CEO of The National centre for disease control,Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu has announced the deployment of Rapid Response Teams (RRT) to the states which were mostly affected by meningitis outbreak in the country recently . The chief executive disclosed this in a press release which was signed by …

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Cardinal Onayekan seeks for an end to HIV/Aids discrimination

Bukola Afeni Cardinal John Onayeikan is urging the global community to work more with faith based organisation in the treatment and care of people living with HIV/Aids , as they are more reliable ,and efficient in terms of result . He also emphasized the need for more collaboration with international …

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FG bans the sale of drugs to under 18

Bukola Afeni The federal government has announced the ban on the sales of cigarettes to persons under 18 in Nigeria ,and also the immediate implementation ,and enforcement of the 2015 National Tobacco control act . The minister of health ,Professor Isaac Adewole made the disclosure while briefing journalist on the …

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