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Kidnapped Nigerian doctor freed

Mr Uchenna-Aju was kidnapped while on transit from Ogoja Local Government Area to his house in Obudu Local Government Area in the state.

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How ulcer patients should observe Ramadan – Expert

He says ulcer patients should be able to realise the type of food that precipitates the crisis in them.

Fruits

Consumer protection agency warns against use of carbide, other chemicals to ripen fruits

The Commission advised consumers to exercise caution and vigilance by examining what they purchase and intend to consume.

Etsu Nupe laments medical tourism among Nigerians

#PHC4UHC: Etsu Nupe laments medical tourism among Nigerians

Shortage of human resources, poor infrastructure and inadequate funding are some of the challenges the monarch said are bedevilling the country’s health sector.

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Senate summons minister over state of facilities in Nigerian teaching hospitals

A lawmaker calls for the establishment of a Teaching Hospital Commission which will help coordinate the sector.

Former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar receiving senior executives of the NIPSS study tour team course 41 who paid him a courtesy visit at his country home in Minna, the Niger state capital.

#PHC4UHC: Niger governor identifies major challenge of state’s health sector

Mr Bello also speaks on the ‘PHC Under One Roof’ project.

Former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar receiving senior executives of the NIPSS study tour team course 41 who paid him a courtesy visit at his country home in Minna, the Niger state capital.

#PHC4UHC: Nigeria’s ex-head of state speaks on challenges of fake drugs

Mr Abubakar speaks on his experiences while he was in government.

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2019 World Asthma Day: 15 million Nigerians have Asthma

World Asthma Day is an annual event organised by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness.

#UHC4PHC: Mohammed Usman, the Executive Secretary of Niger State Contributory Health Scheme (NGSCHS) addressing senior executive of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) study tour team course 41 in Minna, the state capital.

#PHC4UHC: Why we’ll not engage HMOs for health insurance – Niger Govt.

A state official explains why the authorities took the position.

NCDC launches project to protect health workers from infections

Handwashing: NCDC launches project to protect health workers from infections

The ‘Turn Nigeria Orange’ Project aims to strengthen the culture of hand hygiene and Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) in healthcare institutions.

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Major health stories in the news last week

Ebola in DRC and more young persons committing suicide are some of the headlines news last week

Medical doctors used to illustrate the story [Photo Credit: Medicalworld Nigeria]

2000 medical workers leaving Nigeria annually – NMA

The association says it will produce statistics on the exodus of medical doctors from Nigeria

Director-General of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, Faisal Shuaib.

Community health programme to be replicated across Nigeria by December – NPHCDA Boss

CHIPS is designed to harmonise community-level healthcare interventions and services under the guidance of the Federal Government

Archilin, one of the many varieties of cough syrup with Codeine. Bought from a drug bandit in Wuse Zone 4, Abuja at N2,000.

Nigeria to pay N1bn to manufacturers of seized codeine

An official said that there were about 2.5 million seizures of codeine made across the country.

lawmakers and experts in the health sector on Friday gathered in Abuja.

Why Buhari should sign new health insurance law before May 29

Titled “National Health Insurance Act (Repeal and Re-enactment) Bill 2019”, the new bill, when made law is expected to invalidate some aspects of the old law.

After several deaths, Nigeria finally receives 4,000 vials of anti-snake venom drugs

NAN reports that the shortage of the drug had led to several deaths in some snake-treatment centres.

WHO

New WHO report indicates global rise in measles

Although the African region saw a decline in number of cases in 2018, it remains the region with the highest burden of the disease.

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Nigeria anxiously waiting for result of trial vaccine in Malawi – FG

Mr Adewole said that the success of the vaccine would catalyse global efforts at eliminating malaria.

Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige

‘Surplus Doctors’: After backlash, Ngige backtracks, claims he was misquoted

“No, I am not worried… we have a surplus. If you have a surplus, you export…” minister Ngige had said.

Chris Ngige. [PHOTO CREDIT: Sahara Reporters]

Health experts, Nigerians criticise Ngige over ‘surplus’ doctors comment

Mr Ngige said the country has ‘enough’ medical doctors to attend to the needs of Nigerians.

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Nigeria poised to be declared polio-free in six months — Agency

For a country to be certified polio-free, it must have gone two years without reporting a case of polio.

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African Vaccination Week: Nigeria to conduct mass immunisation

The exercise is to mark the African Vaccination Week.

A new born baby used to illustrate the story [photo: CNS News ]

Measles: Nigeria had highest number of unvaccinated under-one-year-olds in 2017 – UNICEF

WHO listed Nigeria among nine African countries with fresh measles outbreaks this year

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World Malaria Day: WHO, U.S. call for more efforts to tackle disease

The WHO said increased investments in malaria prevention and control will go a long way in fighting the disease.

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21.1m children denied first dose of measles vaccine yearly on average — UNICEF

The ground for the global measles outbreaks we are witnessing today was laid years ago.