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    Johesu 7-day Warning Strike Begins Today

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    Medical and Health Workers under the auspices of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), have directed all its members nationwide, particularly those in federal tertiary health institutions to proceed on a 7-day warning strike which begins today. In a communiqué which was signed by the president, Comrade Biobelemoye Joy Josiah, as well as other members…

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    WHO Moves To Eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases

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    The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa (AFRO) yesterday launched a major new partnership to help African countries reduce the burden of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). NTDs are a group of diseases that place a constant and heavy burden primarily on the poorest, most marginalised and isolated communities in the world. Forty percent…

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    NAFDAC Harps On Monitoring Of Medicines

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    The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has counselled stakeholders on the need to monitor medicines and medical devices after authorisation has been granted for their sales in the country. Acting Director General of the agency, Mrs. Yetunde Oni, made the call yesterday during the organisation’s workshop on post marketing surveillance…

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    Zika Virus At Africa’s Door Step – WHO

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    The World Health Organisation has declared that the dreaded Zika virus is already at Africa’s doorstep and has called on the need to heighten risk communication to pregnant women to raise awareness of complications associated with the   Asian type of Zika virus and promote protection steps to avoid mosquito bites as well as sexual transmission….

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    Canada Donates $19.9m For Polio Eradication In Nigeria

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    For the total eradication of polio in Nigeria, the government of Canada, through Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, has announced a contribution of $19.9m. The grant, which will be implemented during the period 2016/17 – 2020 by the World Health Organisation (WHO), is expected to sustain the polio eradication gains through…

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    NMA Throws Weight Behind Oil Sector Deregulation

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    In the heat of the moment as a result of the current increase in fuel price, The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) says it supports the deregulation of the oil sector. However, it says it must be on the grounds that part of the palliatives would include the immediate release of at least 5% of the…

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  • Nigerians Urged To Screen For Hepatitis Status

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    Nigerians have been advised to go for medical screening in order to ascertain their Hepatitis status. Delivering a lecture at a seminar organised by a health organisation known as the Firmcare Medical Diagonistics, Dr Agnes Egugie, the a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist at the National Hospital, said it was needful to check one’s status so…

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    AVW: High Cost Of Hepatitis Vaccine Stalls Inclusion In Programme -NPHCDA

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    As Nigeria joins sister nations in commemorating the African Vaccination Week (AVW), Nigerians will have to wait a little longer for the free and easy access to hepatitis vaccine as its high cost has stalled its inclusion in Nigeria’s routine immunisation programme. The Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) Dr….

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