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Patients Left Stranded as National Doctors’ Strike in Nigeria Enters Second Day

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD)’s five-day warning strike entered its second day, leaving patients across the country distressed and without treatment in public hospitals. The situation has become especially dire in public health facilities in Nasarawa State and Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH), Kaduna, where patients were left uncared for due to …

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Governor Ishaku Celebrates Eight-Year Revival of Taraba’s Health Sector

As Governor Darius Ishaku’s tenure in Taraba state draws close, he reflects on his administration’s significant success in restoring the state’s health sector. Speaking at the launch of the state’s contributory health insurance agency’s formal sector health plan, the governor expressed satisfaction with the progress made over the past eight years. He lamented the severe …

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WHO and Borno State Government Collaborate to Train Health Workers for Disease Outbreaks

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has joined forces with the Borno State Government in Nigeria to upskill rapid response team members in tackling disease outbreaks, particularly during the rainy season. This initiative comes in response to the recurring issues of floods causing cholera and diarrhoea outbreaks in the state. In recent years, Borno State, particularly …

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Borno Crowned Best-Performing State in Primary Healthcare, Receives $1.2m Reward

Borno state has been recognised as the best-performing state in primary healthcare delivery in Nigeria, earning $1.2 million in reward money on Wednesday. The prize is part of a leadership challenge to revitalise the country’s Primary Health Care Under One Roof policy through increased funding and commitment by state governors. Borno received $700,000 for its …

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National Assembly Summons Resident Doctors’ Association Over Ongoing Strike

Dr Emeka Orji, President of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), disclosed that the National Assembly had scheduled a Friday meeting with the association. This announcement comes in response to the ongoing five-day warning strike initiated by resident doctors across 79 tertiary health facilities, which began on Wednesday. The resident doctors are calling for …

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Revolutionizing Elderly Care: Nigeria Sets National Standards for Caregivers

A groundbreaking initiative in the field of elderly care has been announced by the National Senior Citizens Centre (NSCC), Nigeria. They have formulated a national benchmark and curriculum for training caregivers to the elderly. The unveiling occurred on Monday in Abuja during a critical stakeholder meeting to validate the draft National Benchmark Statement and Minimum …

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Government Blocks Attempt to Stem the Outflow of Nigerian Doctors

The Nigerian Federal Government has thwarted a legislative proposal to curb the exodus of Nigerian medical practitioners to seemingly more prosperous locales. The proposed bill, currently under examination by the National Assembly, has been termed “unworkable” by the administration. Labour and Employment Minister, Senator Chris Ngige, announced the government’s position during a post-meeting press conference …

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Nigeria Launches ‘NigComHealth’ to Revitalize Healthcare Sector

On Monday, the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy unveiled the ‘NigComHealth’ platform, a virtual health system aimed at transforming Nigeria’s healthcare sector. Prof. Isa Pantami, the Minister, introduced the Nigeria Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) Limited virtual health platform, NigComHealth, in the country’s capital, Abuja. The telehealth service allows Nigerians to book appointments, receive medical …

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Alert: NAFDAC Warns Public Against Recalled PrimeZen Black Capsule

In an urgent health advisory issued on Sunday, the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) cautioned against using PrimeZen Black 6000mg. This male performance enhancer has been withdrawn from the market. A public alert, No. 015/2023, revealed the recall, signed off by Director-General Prof Mojisola Adeyeye and dispatched to the media …

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President-elect Tinubu Returns to France for Medical Check-Up

President-elect of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu, reportedly returns to France tonight for a medical check-up before his inauguration on May 29. This information was provided exclusively to SaharaReporters by a source within the ruling All Progressives Congress. Previously, on May 1, SaharaReporters reported that Tinubu had visited Lagos for medical rest and to consult with his …

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