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We Will Resist Hospitals Privatisation – Health Workers

On 14/Dec/2018 / In Medical News

The Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), has said it would resist any attempt by the federal government to privatise public hospitals in the country.   President of  the Medical and Health[...]

ECOWAS Partners NCDC to Tackle Yellow Fever Outbreak

On 14/Dec/2018 / In Medical News

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is working with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to combat the present yellow fever outbreak in Nigeria.   Director, Public Health Department[...]

USAID’s MCSP Trains Over 4,000 Health Workers in Kogi

On 14/Dec/2018 / In Medical News

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) has over the past four years empowered over 4,000 health workers across 169 health facilities in Kogi wit[...]

UniJos Graduates 132 Medical Doctors

On 14/Dec/2018 / In Medical News

The University of Jos in Plateau State has inducted 132 medical doctors who completed their training at the College of Health Science of the institution.   Speaking at the event, the Vice Chancellor Sebastian[...]

FG Urged to Provide Free Cervical Cancer Vaccines for Young Girls

On 14/Dec/2018 / In Medical News

Founder of Medicaid Cancer Foundation and Wife of Kebbi State governor, Dr Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu  has called on the Federal Ministry of Health, and other stakeholders particularly the private sector to provide fr[...]

Scientists to Test Vaccine Made to Fight Epidemics

On 14/Dec/2018 / In Medical News

A global coalition set up to fight disease epidemics is investing up to $8.4m to develop a synthetic vaccine system that could be tailor-made to fight multiple pathogens, such as flu, Ebola, Marburg and Rabies.  [...]

Academy Demands 6 in 10 Nigerians Get Health Cover by 2023

On 14/Dec/2018 / In Medical News

The West African Academy of Public Health, WAAPH, on Wednesday, demanded the federal government to ensure at least 60 in every 100 Nigerians get health insurance cover in the next five years.   WAAPH president[...]

Experts Unveil Roadmap for Healthcare

On 14/Dec/2018 / In Medical News

Healthcare professionals and medical students have drawn a roadmap on how to achieve sustainable development in the sector.   The experts were among the 600 participants, including medical students, healthcare[...]

Giving Babies Water Before 6 Months Increases Risk of Diarrhoea – Idris

On 13/Dec/2018 / In Medical News

The Commissioner for Health in Lagos State, Dr. Jide Idris has urged nursing and expectant mothers in Lagos State to embrace exclusive breastfeeding, saying giving babies water before the age of six months hinders abso[...]

NMEP Says 191m Nigerians at Risk of Malaria

On 13/Dec/2018 / In Medical News

The National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) has disclosed that about 191 million Nigerians representing 97 per cent of the total population, were still at risk of malaria.   National Coordinator NMEP, Mr[...]

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