News Reports


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.

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400 pharmacies, patent medicine stores sealed in Adamawa

The affected comprise 35 pharmacies and 365 patent medicine stores.

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:]

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.

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Six common ailments you can avoid during rainy season

High standards of hygiene will protect you against the diseases

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Kaduna health workers join JOHESU strike

Members in the state and local government health institutions are to commence the strike Friday midnight.


JOHESU ‘unmoved’ by court order directing resumption of work

JOHESU says it is yet to be served the order.

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NMA accuses JOHESU of sabotaging healthcare delivery

The Plateau body says JOHESU members have tampered with laboratory chemicals and shut down medicine stores.

Prof. Isaac Adewole. Minister of Health

Health Workers Strike: JOHESU wants health minister sacked

The health workers also accuse the labour minister, leading the strike negotiations, of bias.

Doctors from Society for Family Physicians of Nigeria administering free medical tests to teachers in a local school in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State

What we’re doing to improve patient-doctor relationship in Nigeria – Medical Practitioners

“Patients, and not the doctors, are the most important persons in the hospital.”

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2018 Budget: NMA commends lawmakers on healthcare fund

The medical doctors say the Consolidated Health Care Fund will help revamp the Primary Health Care system.

Food store

Hypertension: Foods, drinks patients must avoid or watch

Once known to affect the elderly, the disease now also affects the young.

People exercising [Photo credit: Al Jazeera]

World Hypertension Day: Be active, do exercise to avoid disease – Experts

Regular brisk walking increases pump rate of blood and helps strengthen the heart and lungs, they say.


Health Workers’ Strike: Why negotiations are slow — JOHESU

The minister’s ‘body language’ is escalating the matter, a frustrated official says.

Hypertension check [Photo Credit: Hindustan Times]

World Hypertension Day: Doctors advise Nigerians on disease, prevention, treatment

They lament the low level of awareness of the disease in the country.

Ebola case in DR Congo

Congo Health Ministry warns of ‘new phase’ in Ebola outbreak

A case of the deadly virus was detected for the first time in the northwest city of Mbandaka.

The UN health agency warned that tobacco’s killer toxins also wreak havoc on the environment. [Photo:]

Obese people more likely to smoke – Research

The study is being published on Thursday in the British Medical Journal.

Malnourished child (Photo Credit: Sunday Alamba)

Nigerian govt, UNICEF to procure therapeutic food for malnourished Nigerian children

Estimated 2.5 million Nigerian children under the age of five have severe acute malnutrition.

NYSC Corps members

2018 Budget: NYSC members to get health insurance – Official

A corps member died in an NYSC camp.


Yobe governor approves 100% payment of new salary structure for health workers

The new salary structure places the salaries of medical workers in Yobe at par with that of the Federal Government staff.

Nigerian Senate

Senate urges quick measures to prevent ebola outbreak in Nigeria

The lawmakers also called for quick resolution of the ongoing crisis in the health sector.