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Why resident doctors’ strike continues despite government overtures

Another meeting is scheduled for November 2

‎Resident doctors strike continues despite meeting with govt delegation

The meeting between the NARD and the government delegation was inconclusive.

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Meeting ongoing between striking doctors, ministers

The resident doctors commenced a nationwide strike on Monday.

Oral sex is dangerous, Gynaecologist warns

“Oral sex has been linked with an increased risk of acquiring HPV infection in the mouth.”

Doctors attending to patients used to illustrate the story

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

The directive is contained in a circular dated Sept. 5.

Northern Nigeria’s major orthopaedic hospital overstretched – CMD

Road accident is major cause of spinal cord injury in Nigeria.

Bauchi lacks adequate doctors, nurses, midwives -Official

“The board has 867 nurses and 15 pharmacists manning our hospitals and other health facilities in the state.”

National Hospital

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

‎The doctors commenced a nationwide strike on Monday.

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Resident doctors commence nationwide strike

The doctors rejected a government offer.

Resident doctors suspend nationwide strike, Minister says

The doctors accuse the government of not fulfilling previous agreements.

Why Nigerian hospital workers are unpaid for 20 months – Medical Director

The employees protested and shut the gate on Wednesday.

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Fresh crisis looms in public hospitals as resident doctors issue strike notice

The doctors say their complaints have been ignored by federal and state governments.

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 Wednesday (14/6/17). 03239/14/6/2017/Esther Bode-Are/BJO/NAN

VIDEO: Why you need to donate blood

If one percent of Nigerians can donate blood, the Nigerian blood bank will meet the Nigerian Blood Limit.

Over 180 million people lack drinking water in Nigeria, other countries facing conflicts – UNICEF

Conflict in North-east of Nigeria has destroyed 75 per cent of water infrastructure.

More Nigerians likely to go blind except…- Group

One million Nigerians reportedly suffer one form of blindness.

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

Nigeria with an estimated population of about 160 million people accounted for 4 million people with diabetes.

Why NHIS is not working efficiently in Nigeria – NACA DG

Mr. Aliyu called for ‘a progressive approach’ in the health sector.

National Hospital

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

The government has made provisions in the 2017 budget to buy new radiotherapy machines.

Breastfeeding Photo: The Guardian

Exclusive breastfeeding develops child’s immunity – Experts

The first milk from the breast in the first seven days is very good, the mothers were told.

Children playing

Over 57 million Nigerians lack access to potable water – UNICEF

In 1999, 12 per cent of the population had pipe borne water in their homes.

Internally Displaced Persons

Nigeria spends N4 billion on health interventions in North-east, Minister says

The money was spent on purchasing relief materials, drugs, medical consumables, amongst others.

President Mohd Buhari

Replicate UK health facilities in Nigeria, NMA challenges Buhari

“Upgrading health facilities to international standards would save Nigeria the high amount of foreign exchange spent on medical tourism abroad.”