Health

File photo of Resident Doctors

Doctors launch app to reduce patient-waiting time in Nigerian hospitals

Doctors across different parts of the country are welcome to register and use the app and get paid for their services.

Picture of the environment at the National Hospital

40 Days Of JOHESU Strike: Timeline of Nigeria’s health sector crisis

“We have already crossed the Rubicon, so there is no going back,” a union leader said.

Mubi on map

Mubi Cholera: 434 cases recorded, 13 deaths

An official also said most of reported cholera cases have been treated.

Francis Adedayo Faduyile

INTERVIEW: Why Nigerian doctors are leaving country to other climes – NMA President

The pathologist also speaks on the ongoing JOHESU strike and how to curb quackery in the medical profession.

Bwari General Hospital

Why we couldn’t save mom of stranded Abuja triplets — Hospital

Officials at the general hospital and Bwari area council speak.

Deserted corridors of the National Hospital

JOHESU confirms receiving court order, but says strike continues

The union says it filed processes at the same court.

Prof. Isaac Adewole. Minister of Health

Major health stories last week

Federal Government, JOHESU yet to sheathe swords as strike continues.

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Eating right aids recovery from illness, healthy living

Some herbs can boost your immune system, help you stay fit

Bukola Saraki

Health Workers’ Strike: Saraki meets ministers, JOHESU leaders

He says Senate will step in to help end the strike.

Empty paediatric section at the National Hospital

Health forum urges govt., JOHESU to end strike

The forum promises to mediate in the crisis.

Prof. Isaac Adewole. Minister of Health

Medical doctors oppose JOHESU’s call for removal of Nigerian Health Minister

Doctors described call as an act of “rascality and disregard” for the office of the Health Minister

WHO

WHO, World Bank establish mechanism to monitor global health security

The mechanism observes how ready the world is to tackle outbreaks and pandemics, the WHO says.

patients sited, awaiting turns at the Federal Medical Centre In Jabi, Abuja.

JOHESU Strike: FMC Jabi employs ad hoc staff

The NARD leader said that the 80 per cent of services in the hospital were going on.

Ebola case in DR Congo

Ebola: Two of three Congo patients who escaped quarantine dead

Four cases have been confirmed in the city’s Wangata neighbourhood.

Adamawa on map

Suspected cholera outbreak claims 12 lives in Adamawa

About 134 suspected cases had so far been reported from the two local government areas, says an official

University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH)

Boko Haram, JOHESU strike hindering services at Maiduguri University Hospital – Official

The official says it would be disastrous to close down the hospital.

WHO

WHO unveils ambitious health plans for three billion people globally

The 13th General Programme of Work will guide the work of the global health agency from 2019 to 2023

Prof. Isaac Adewole. Minister of Health

JOHESU: Minister sympathises with health workers involved in road accident

19 JOHESU members were involved in an accident along the Benin-Auchi road on Saturday.

A pharmacy used to illustrate the story

400 pharmacies, patent medicine stores sealed in Adamawa

The affected comprise 35 pharmacies and 365 patent medicine stores.

National Bio-Technology Development Agency.

INTERVIEW: Why Nigeria is adopting GMOs – Official

“We don’t know the long term side effect of eating GMO foods, but there is a lot of ongoing research on that.”

Ebola Volunteers

Measures are in place to curtail spread of Ebola in Nigeria — WHO

There has been a scare that the Ebola outbreak which has been ravaging the Democratic Republic of Congo might spread to Nigeria.

Prof. Isaac Adewole. Minister of Health

Nigerian govt committed to resolving dispute with JOHESU — Minister

The government appeals to the union to return to work while talks continue.

Deserted corridors of the National Hospital

Major Health stories last week

The confrontation between irate health workers and the Federal Government deepens.

Federal Medical Centre Yola, [Photo credit: Hotels.ng]

Doctors separate conjoined twins in Yola

‘’The surgery was conducted on May 14, and the chances of survival of the twins are excellent,’’ the official says.

Prof. Isaac Adewole. Minister of Health

Despite JOHESU’s call, minister expresses govt’s commitment to end health workers’ strike

He added that government would continue to engage in continuous dialogue on how to improve the sector.