JOHESU Strike: Patients Beg FG To Intervene

  Following the strike embarked upon by Joint Health Sector Union to drive home their demands, hospital activities in Kogi state have been paralysed as patients appeal to the Federal Government to wade into the current situation in the health sector. At the Federal Medical Center in Lokoja, nurses and health workers have all complied with … Continue reading JOHESU Strike: Patients Beg FG To Intervene

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FG to borrow $300m to eliminate malaria

The Federal Government has committed to secure US$300 million from the World Bank, Islamic Development Bank and African Development Bank to eliminate malaria in the country.
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Group urges women to fight against sexual and gender violence

Women have been urged to break the silence on Sexual and Gender Based Violence. The Executive Director of the International Network of Religious Leaders Living with or Personally affected by HIV and AIDS, in South Africa, Rev. Phumzile Mabizela, made the appeal at a two day workshop in Abuja, Nigeria. She said that the menace […]

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WHO raises alarm over malnutrition, obesity of African children

  The World Health Organisation (WHO) has raised alarm over stunted growth of no fewer than 59 million children and another 10 million who are overweight in Africa.   The health agency also warned that Africa’s attempts to achieve health for all by 2030 could be threatened unless the continent address the twin challenges of […]

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Nigeria To Vaccinate 4.3m Children In One Year

As Nigeria joins other African countries to commemorate Vaccination Week on the continent, the federal government has expressed confidence that the country, in the next one year, would be able to vaccinate the 4.3 million children that have not been va…

1 Nigerian dies of stroke every 2 minutes–Neurologist

Prof. Njideka Okubadejo, Nigeria’s first female neurologist, says one person dies every two minutes from stroke in the Nigeria.
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N2.27bn Gombe College of Nursing, Midwifery 75% completed-Commissioner

The Gombe State Government says the College of Nursing and Midwifery at Dukku currently under construction has reached 75 per cent completion. The state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr Kennedy Ishaya, said   that contract for the construction of the college was awarded in 2015 at the cost of N2.274 billion. According to him, the state […]

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WHO calls for robust investments in Somalia health care system

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for robust investments in Somalia’s fragile healthcare infrastructure as a means to accelerate the country’s reconstruction after two and a half decades of civil strife. WHO Senior officials who made the call at a forum in Nairobi, said that affordable health care will help Somalia deal with frequent […]

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Health minister tasks Nigerians on regular exercise

The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole has urged citizens to engage in regular physical exercise with a view to maintaining physical fitness and prevent many avoidable diseases. He said this on Wednesday at the flag off of the three-kilometre Health Walk of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Osun Council, in Osogbo, the state capital. […]

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