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Lassa Fever Claims Nine Lives In Benue Including Health Workers And Idps

Lassa Fever Claims Nine Lives in Benue, Including Health Workers and IDPs

In the past two months, Benue State has witnessed a distressing surge in Lassa fever cases, resulting in the deaths of nine individuals. State Epidemiologist Dr Sam Ngishe shared this alarming update during a telephone interview with journalists on Thursday. This development comes amidst reports from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) […]

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Fg Bolsters Healthcare Workforce With Over 2400 New Hires1

FG Bolsters Healthcare Workforce with Over 2,400 New Hires

In a significant move to address the healthcare sector’s manpower shortage, the Federal Government has recruited 2,497 healthcare professionals, including doctors, midwives, nurses, and Community Health Extension Workers, over the past six months. This announcement was made by Prof. Alli Pate, the Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, during the third edition of the

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Meningitis Outbreak Claims 20 Student Lives In Yobe State1

Meningitis Outbreak Claims 20 Student Lives in Yobe State

In a tragic turn of events, twenty students from three boarding girls’ secondary schools and the Federal Government Girls’ College located in Potiskum and Fika local government areas of Yobe State have succumbed to a suspected meningitis outbreak. Mohammed Sani-Idris, the Yobe State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, confirmed the deaths, noting that several

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750000 Nigerians Join Health Insurance Scheme Under Fg Initiative1

750,000 Nigerians Join Health Insurance Scheme Under FG Initiative

The Federal Government, through the Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Prof Muhammad Pate, announced the enrollment of approximately 750,000 Nigerians into the National Health Insurance Scheme. This statement was made during the third edition of the ministerial press briefing series in Abuja, highlighting the government’s efforts to enhance healthcare accessibility and affordability nationwide.

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Tinubu Advocates For Cross Border Healthcare Partnerships In Africa1

Tinubu Advocates for Cross-Border Healthcare Partnerships in Africa

President Bola Tinubu, as the newly-appointed African Union Health Champion, emphasized the need for African states to collaborate beyond borders and sectors to tackle the continent’s health sector challenges effectively. Speaking at the Ministerial Executive Leadership Programme alongside the 37th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the AU in

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Tinubu Named Au Health Champion For His Healthcare Initiatives

Tinubu Named AU Health Champion for His Healthcare Initiatives

President Bola Tinubu has been honoured with the African Union Champion for Human Resources for Health and Community Health Delivery Partnership title. This prestigious recognition comes ahead of his scheduled address at the ministerial executive leadership programme on February 17, 2024. The announcement was made in a statement by the president’s Special Adviser on Media

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Tinubu Initiates Major Upgrades For 16 National Health Facilities1

Tinubu Initiates Major Upgrades for 16 National Health Facilities

President Bola Tinubu has sanctioned the immediate enhancement of 16 health institutions across Nigeria’s six geo-political zones, focusing on infrastructure and equipment. The directive encompasses the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Surulere, and the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria. Notably, six teaching hospitals are designated to establish oncology and nuclear medicine centres, with completion targeted

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Fg Commits To Resolving Nurses Grievances Over New Policy1

FG Commits to Resolving Nurses’ Grievances Over New Policy

The Federal Government has pledged to address the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) grievances regarding new professional guidelines. During a press briefing in Abuja, the Special Adviser to the President on Health Matters, Salma Anas-Ibrahim, made this commitment, focusing on Nigeria’s healthcare, maternal, and child health issues. The announcement came in response

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Nafdac Stands Firm On Alcohol Sachet Ban Amidst Official Attacks1

NAFDAC Stands Firm on Alcohol Sachet Ban Amidst Official Attacks

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) reaffirmed its commitment to prohibiting the importation, production, distribution, sale, and consumption of alcoholic beverages in sachets, PET, and glass bottles smaller than 200ml. Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, NAFDAC’s Director-General, emphasised that the ban serves the public interest by aiming to safeguard lives. The directive,

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Nurses Gear Up For Clash Over Certificate Verification Delays1

Nurses Gear Up for Clash Over Certificate Verification Delays

Due to new certificate verification guidelines, the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) faces confrontation with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN). The frustration stems from the NMCN verification portal’s deactivation since December 2023, a move nurses claim is designed to obstruct their career progression abroad, suggesting it aligns with the

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