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Nigeria Does Not Need Ministers For Health – Atiku

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has restated his call for true federalism as panacea to Nigeria’s problems. He stated this while speaking at the Obafemi Awolowo University at a programme organised by the Faculty of Law. Mr. Abubakar said in a true federal system, the federal government would have little or no need for some ministers as their issues would ...

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FG Supports Local Drug Manufacturers for Affordable Medicines

The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has re-iterated the commitment of the Federal Ministry of Health to partner with local pharmaceutical manufacturing Companies to ensure access to quality medicines by the Nigerian populace at affordable cost. The Minister made this known in Abuja while meeting with members of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Group, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (PMG-MAN), in Abuja. ...

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EU supports health sector with €70m

The European Union (EU) has donated 70 million euros to strengthen Nigeria’s health systems and eradicate the polio virus in the country. The donation is the first phase of a project to support maternal, new-born and child heath, strengthen Nigeria’s health sector and eradicate the polio virus in the country. According to a statement, the federal government, through the ministry ...

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Calorie restriction lets monkeys live longer, wealthier

Settling a persistent scientific controversy, a long-awaited report shows that restricting calories does indeed help rhesus monkeys live longer, healthier lives. A remarkable collaboration between two competing research teams — one from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and one from the National Institute on Aging, United States, — is the first time the groups worked together to resolve one of the ...

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FG to adopt new financing model to strengthen health system

The Federal Government is to adopt a new financing model as part of efforts to strengthen the national health system. Vice President Yemi Osibanjo disclosed this at a stakeholders meeting to bring in private innovations in the health sector on Thursday in Abuja. Osibanjo said that the government hopes to pay particular attention to North East Nigeria as part of ...

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Reps shoot down bill on Surgeon-General’s office

The House of Representatives has thrown out the bill to set up the office of Surgeon-General of the Federation. The bill, which was shot down through voice vote, was sponsored by Hon. Abiodun Dada Awoleye (APC, Oyo). The bill, if it had scaled through would have legalised the estab­lishment of the office that would advise the President, ministers of health ...

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Stay Healthy With Regular Check Ups

With the coming of a brand new year, many have made all kinds of New Year resolutions about one aspect of their lives or the other. One area most people tend to neglect is their health. They forget the saying “health is wealth,” that no matter how much money one has, without good health, the money is worthless.And like money, ...

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Aregbesola urges NMA to minimise strikes

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun has appealed to the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) to minimise the rate of industrial action by its members.Aregbesola made the appeal while receiving the national officials of the association led by its President, Dr Mike Ogirima, on Friday in Osogbo. He said in as much as medical practitioners would like to press home their demands, ...

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Resident doctors at UUTH protest decay in health sector

Resident doctors of the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital (UUTH) on Tuesday protested against what they termed as poor healthcare system in the country. The doctors, who came out in their numbers at the hospital, wore black ribbons, saying that it was to signify the poor state of the healthcare system in the country. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports ...

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Medical Experts Want Rural Dwellers’ Access To Health Insurance

Some medical experts in Nigeria are asking the government to empower the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to enable people at the rural areas have access to affordable medical treatment. They believe that the decision would cushion the effect of recession in the health sector. The Provost of the College of Medicine in Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Professor Oluwadiya ...

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