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Foreign trained nurses seek better condition of service

Foreign trained nurses seek better condition of service

Open Letter To The Federal Ministry Of Health And Education Nigeria — Unfair Conditions Of Foreign Trained Nurses We, nurses trained outside Nigeria; write to the Ministries of Health and Education because we believe that they work to ensure citizens get the best of anything remotely related to education and healthcare. Education is the foundation

Nigerian govt releases N3.5 billion for nationwide vaccination – Official

The Nigerian government has released N3.5 billion for a vaccination programme against communicable diseases across the country, with the one targeting measles in 19 states in northern Nigeria billed to start October 26. The spokesperson of the Vice President, Laolu Akande, while briefing State House correspondents after the monthly National Economic Council, NEC meeting on

Buhari was adequately briefed on poor condition of State House Clinic – CMD

Over a year before the wife of the president, Aisha Buhari, publicly criticised the management of the State House Medical Centre, SMHC, for not having basic facilities, the head of the hospital had written her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari, complaining about the poor funding of the hospital, a correspondence seen by PREMIUM TIMES show. In

Buhari ignored State House Clinic despite being briefed of its poor state – CMD

Over a year before the wife of the president, Aisha Buhari, publicly criticised the management of the State House Medical Centre, SMHC, for not having basic facilities, the head of the hospital had written her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari, complaining about the poor funding of the hospital, a correspondence seen by PREMIUM TIMES show. In

Nwankwo Kanu Launches N1 Billion Jackpot Lotto to Support Kanu Heart Foundation

Legendary Nigerian footballer and philanthropist, Nwankwo Kanu, is launching the biggest lotto in Africa to raise funds for the Kanu Heart Foundation (KHF) (www.KanuHeartFoundationNg.com) and help build a specialist cardiac hospital in Abuja. The KHF lotto offers a jackpot starting at N1 billion and will be run in conjunction with AfroMillonsLotto (www.AfroMillionsLotto.com). It offers twice-weekly

Will Nigeria treat drug addicts any better?

By Eseosa Cole Nigeria is a place where we choose to believe that drug abuse/dependence is alien to our culture. The prevalence of drug abuse is actually very high in Nigeria and it is an epidemic that is ravaging Nigeria. I personally carried out a research and found out drug use OF cocaine, cannabis, tranquillisers

FG, health workers fail to reach agreement

The federal government has not been able to reach an agreement with striking health workers in the country. On Tuesday, Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, and Isaac Adewole, health minister, met with the leadership of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU), but the meeting ended in deadlock. Ngige criticised the health workers for

Life expectancy in Nigeria now 63, up from 56

Life expectancy in Nigeria has increased to 63 years for men and 66 years for women according to a recent study by researchers at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. Despite this increase, the study claims that lives lost to communicable diseases like malaria and HIV are still

Striking doctors: Nigerian govt has honoured its agreement – Health Minister

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has expressed optimism that the striking workers under the National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, across the country would soon resume duty. The doctors had embarked on a nationwide strike on September 4, crippling all health services at secondary and tertiary healthcare facilities across the nation. Mr. Adewole told

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