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Sickle Cell Disease

On 28/Aug/2013 / In Medical News

Nigeria has the highest burden of sickle-cell disease with over 150,000 children born annually with sickle-cell anaemia.   I will start this piece with the account of a Nigerian, Mrs. Amaechi Ezebuike, who wro[...]

Strike: Doctors, Patients’ Relatives Take Over Hospitals

On 28/Aug/2013 / In Medical News

The ongoing strike by professionals in the health sector has left a bitter taste in the mouths of patients and stakeholders, Success Nwogu and Bukola Adebayo report…   When two elephants fight, the gras[...]

Osun Seals OAUTHC Over Unpaid Taxes

On 27/Aug/2013 / In Medical News

  The Osun State Internal Revenue Service has sealed the Administrative Complex of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex (OAUTHC), Ile-Ife, over unpaid Pay-As-You-Earn (PAYE) taxes running int[...]

NLC Blames Health Workers’ Strike on Chukwu

On 27/Aug/2013 / In Medical News

LAGOS—NIGERIA Labour Congress, NLC, Monday, blamed the Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, for the industrial unrest that have crippled federal medical institutions, urging President Goodluck Jon[...]

TB Antibiotics Reduces HIV Deaths

On 27/Aug/2013 / In Medical News

Respite came on the way of People living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus, PLWH, as scientists in a largest international research effort to combat tuberculosis found that preventive antibiotic therapy for people[...]

Over 1m patients treated in 3 weeks, FCT minister reveals

On 27/Aug/2013 / In Medical News

  Over 1,051,313 patients across the FCT were treated in the Secondary Health Institutions including district and general hospitals owned and managed by the FCT Administration in July 17th to August 12th, 2013,[...]

Strike: Dont Succumb to Blackmail, NMA warns FG

On 27/Aug/2013 / In Medical News

The Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, yesterday, threatened a showdown with the Federal Government should it “succumb to blackmail and intimidation” from health workers, who embarked on strike on Thursday.[...]

Constipation Increases Colon Cancer Risk

On 27/Aug/2013 / In Medical News

In recent past, many young Nigerians have died or have been hospitalised due to colon cancer. We then ask the question, “why?” Nobody likes to talk about bowel movements or cancer and nobody likes to get[...]

Lagos PSN Predics Chaos if NHB is Passed Without Amendment

On 27/Aug/2013 / In Medical News

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, PSN, Lagos State branch,  has predicted chaos if the Federal government goes ahead to pass the  proposed controversial National Health Bill, NHB,  in its present st[...]

NLC Alleges Ministers Breach of Pact With Health Workers

On 27/Aug/2013 / In Medical News

  • Chukwu defends govt actions   • NMA lauds delivery of services by doctors   THE Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called on the Federal Government to caution the Minister of Healt[...]

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