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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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Lagos Pupils Benefit From Free Eye Care Initiative By Restore Foundation

The RESTORE Foundation for Child Sight, a non-profit organization, has conducted a free eye care outreach program for around 600 school children in various communities in Ikorodu, Lagos State. The foundation’s Executive Director, Dr. Halima Alimi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the program aims to prevent eye problems in children, as poor

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Cancer Summit Calls For Enhanced Mental Health Support For Patients

Cancer care health experts have emphasized the need to increase the number of mental health staff and support groups for cancer patients to improve treatment outcomes. At a Cancer Summit in Lagos, organized by a coalition of NGOs under the Nigerian Cancer Society (NCS), they collaborated with the Nigerian Medical Association Cancer Committee to broaden

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Former Army Chief Buratai Highlights Nigeria’s Cervical Cancer Crisis

Former Nigerian Army Chief, Brigadier-General. (RTD) Tukur Burutai has raised the alarm over the alarming rate of cervical cancer cases in Nigeria. Speaking at the public presentation and launch of ‘NADAMA,’ a book by Mrs. Fatima Usara in Abuja, Burutai shared statistics on the prevalence of cervical cancer among Nigerian women. Mrs. Fatima Usara, Head

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