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Nigerian govt confirms new yellow fever case

A case of Yellow Fever has been confirmed in Oke Owa in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State, says the Federal Ministry of Health. In a press statement released on Monday, the ministry said the case was confirmed in a young girl from the community after a laboratory diagnosis…

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Major Health Stories Last Week: Resident doctors suspend strike, nylon moimoi dangerous

Health professionals beg Buhari to reconstitute boards The Committee of Registrars of Health Professions, CRHP, has urged the federal government to speedily reconstitute the boards of its member agencies. Ibrahim Mami made the appeal when he led a delegation of the committee on a visit to the Minister of Health,…

Isaac Adewole, Minister of Health

Health professionals beg Buhari to reconstitute boards

The Committee of Registrars of Health Professions, CRHP, has urged the federal government to speedily reconstitute the boards of its member agencies. Ibrahim Mami made the appeal on Friday when he led a delegation of the committee on a visit to the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, in his office…

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Hospitals: Nigerian govt moves to decrease waiting time for patients

The Federal Government has been urged to provide adequate medical staff, infrastructure and staff training as part of the strategy to reduce the waiting time a patient spends in the hospital before seeing a doctor. This advice was given by the Bureau of Public Service Reform, BPSR, on Thursday in…

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Minister appeals to JOHESU not to shut down Nigerian hospitals

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has appealed to the leadership of the Joint Health Staff Union, JOHESU, not to embark on its planned industrial action. The appeal came on Wednesday, a few hours after the association threatened to begin a nationwide strike on September 20. JOHESU said the planned…

Health Minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole

Striking doctors: Nigerian govt has honoured its agreement – Health Minister

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has expressed optimism that the striking workers under the National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, across the country would soon resume duty. The doctors had embarked on a nationwide strike on September 4, crippling all health services at secondary and tertiary healthcare facilities across…

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Health Ministry Unveils New Logo For Family Planning Efforts

A new family planning logo to help sensitise Nigerians on family planning and where to get the services in the country was unveiled by the federal ministry of health on Monday. The event was held in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund, UNPFA, and other health development partners during…

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Traditional, religious leaders parley on need to strengthen family planning

Some traditional and religious leaders have urged the federal government to increase its level of family planning advocacy and implementation so as to achieve a considerable milestone in reducing maternal and child mortality rate and population explosion in the country. This plea was made on the first day of the…

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UPDATED: Nigeria dares striking doctors, orders hospitals to hire interim physicians

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole has directed heads of federal hospitals to immediately engage the services of locum doctors to augment the services of consultants, NYSC doctors and doctors on internship pending the resolution of the on-going strike by resident doctors.‎ The Ministry of Health in a statement on…

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Resident Doctors’ Strike: How major Nigerian hospitals fared

Despite the directive from the National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, to its members to embark on a total strike, skeletal operations by some doctors were still observed at various health institutions across the country. PREMIUM TIMES reporters visited some health institutions across the country and noticed minimal activities going…

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Seven demands of striking Resident Doctors

The National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, began an indefinite nationwide strike on Monday to protest against the federal government over non-payment of salaries and welfare packages. The doctors resolved to proceed on the strike after a meeting of its national leadership which ended in the early hours of Monday.…

Popular musician, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as TuFace, has arrived at the camp for internally displaced persons in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.

Benue Flood: Tuface, Annie arrive Makurdi IDP camp

The popular musician, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as TuFace, has arrived at the camp for internally displaced persons in Makurdi, the Benue State capital. The artist, a native of Benue State, arrived at 10:40 a.m. to donate gifts to thousands of families who are urgently taking shelter at the camp.…

National Hospital, Abuja

‎Resident Doctors’ Strike: Health Minister directs hospital heads, NYSC members, others to fill vacuum

‎Following the industrial action embarked upon by the National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, on Monday, the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has directed heads of federal government hospitals to ensure that all other medical doctors in the other strata are available to fill the vacuum. The resident doctors are…

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Resident Doctors’ Strike: Nigerian govt fumes, accuses doctors of violating agreement

The federal government said on Monday that it was disappointed that resident doctors commenced a nationwide strike despite reaching “a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with the Federal Ministry of Health on its 6-points demand.”   The resident doctors announced the commencement of the indefinite strike on Monday after a meeting…

Health Minister, Isaac Adewole

Health minister speaks on strike by resident doctors

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has appealed to the National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, to suspend their strike. The resident doctors across Nigeria embarked on an indefinite nationwide strike on Monday to compel the government to yield to their demands. Resident doctors are doctors practising at secondary and…

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Health News This Week: Resident doctors threaten strike as Kogi doctors reject 50% salary

RESIDENT DOCTORS TO BEGIN STRIKE The National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, has debunked the claims that association has suspended its plans to go on strike. The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige, had said the doctors suspended the strike after a meeting between officials of the NARD, the…

FILE PHOTO: A researcher, Dr Adebayo Ajala, who began donating blood for over 20 years, donating again at the 2017 World Blood Donors Day at the University College Hospital Ibadan on
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VIDEO: Why you need to donate blood

Faith Ajani, a Laboratory Scientist, speaking on the importance of blood donation adviced Nigerians to cultivate the habit of donating as it help saves lives especially during emergencies of all kinds. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukRKMhWITt4&w=560&h=315]

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FG reiterates commitment to reducing mortality on Nigeria roads

The federal government has reiterated its commitment to reducing mortality and morbidity from road crashes in Nigeria. The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, in a statement released by the ministry on Sunday said that the federal government through the health ministry would continue to partner with the Federal Road Safety…

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Major Health Stories Last Week: Achieving Universal Health Care in Nigeria takes centre stage

A two-day National Health Dialogue organised by Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism, PTCIJ, the Project for Advocacy in Child and Family Health, PACFaH, and the Project Pink Blue was held in Abuja during the week to discuss the challenges and prospects of Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria. The event…

Prof. Isaac Adewole. Minister of Health

Nigerian govt canvasses support against diabetes, other non-communicable diseases

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has urged health partners to support the Federal Government’s efforts in tackling the menace of non-communicable, NCD diseases in Nigeria.  The Minister made this call while speaking at the World Diabetes Foundation Nigerian Partner and Stakeholders meeting with the theme: Diabetes and Non-Communicable Diseases in…

Dr. Ifeanyi M. Nsofor, Health Communications Advisor, Nigeria Health Watch

Journalists tasked on health reporting to hold govt accountable

Media experts have tasked Nigerian journalists to acquire more knowledge on the health sector in order to effectively disseminate and advocate on health issues in the country. This advice was given during a media panel discussion themed: "Media advocacy and accountability – Strategies for achieving Universal Health Care, UHC," on…

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#healthdialogue (LIVE UPDATES): Achieving Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria (Day 2)

The day two of the National Health Dialogue organised by the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism, PTCIJ, the Project for Advocacy in Child and Family Health, PACFaH, and the Project Pink Blue continues on Friday in Abuja. The event is being held at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Central…

National Hospital, Abuja

As Nigerian cancer patients suffer, govt moves to resolve radiotherapy machine challenges

Comfort Daniel, a breast cancer patient, has been having problems with her radiotherapy treatment in Nigeria. A linear accelerator is needed to conduct the treatment. There are only eight of such machines in the country; and often, most of them are not working. So, cancer patients like Ms. Daniel in…

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LIVE UPDATE: #HealthDialogue: Policymakers, experts, others discuss achieving Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria

The two-day National Health Dialogue organised by the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism, PTCIJ, the Project for Advocacy in Child and Family Health, PACFaH, and the Project Pink Blue will start today, in Abuja. The health dialogue would be chaired by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, and hosted by the…

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Exclusive breastfeeding develops child’s immunity – Experts

Nursing mothers have again been counselled to feed their babies only on breast milk for their first six months to develop the babies' immune system. Paediatric doctors and nurses at the National Hospital, Abuja gave the advice on Wednesday when they held an awareness campaign at the facility on exclusive…