• FG, States Battle New Wave Of Meningitis, Tuberculosis

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    Some state governments have joined forces with the federal government in the bid to tackle the outbreak of the Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) in the country. The federal government had on Thursday said it was leading an outbreak response team which will mount surveillance, detect and strengthen the prevention of the spread of the deadly disease…

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  • NUAHP Declares Nationwide Indefinite Strike

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    The Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals (NUAHP), yesterday , declared an indefinite strike action due to the inability of the federal ministry of health to meet the demands of the union. The president, NUAHP, Comrade Obinna Ogbonna who revealed this to journalists  said the union had waited patiently, shown enough restraints and had exhausted…

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  • Unemployment: More Nigerians Resort To Menial Jobs For Survival

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    The increasing rate of unemployment, coupled with the biting economic hardship in the country, has forced most jobless Nigerians, including those who had been retrenched from reputable organisations into doing menial jobs just to survive, LEADERSHIP Weekend’s checks have revealed. According to a recent report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Nigeria’s unemployment rate…

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  • 2017 Lagos State Health Budget And Impact On Sector

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    With the drastic reduction in the 2017 Lagos state health budget, stakeholders in the sector feared that the achievements recorded so far in the Lagos state health sector would be lost. ODIRI UCHENUNU writes. The 2017 Lagos state budget which was tagged the “The Golden Jubilee Budget” because it coincides with the state’s 50th anniversary,…

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  • Diabetes: Health Experts Brainstorm On Way Forward

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    With Nigeria having the highest number of cases of diabetes mellitus in Africa, Rainbow Specialist Medical Centre, the World Diabetes Foundation and the Podiatry Institute, USA, have announced plans to organise its third annual five-day capacity building workshop on diabetes foot care. The Medical Director, Rainbow Specialist Medical Centre, Dr Afoke Isiavwe, said the workshop…

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  • Achieving SDGs By 2030: How Feasible?

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    The 2015 deadline for achieving the  Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) has come and gone, without Nigeria achieving several of the goals. Stakeholders in the health sector are optimistic that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be attained by 2030 in this era of change. How possible is this, especially with the economic hardship? ODIRI UCHENUNU…

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  • Igbologun Community’s Cry For Functioning PHC Yet To Be Answered

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    The Lagos state government has over time assured the people that the present administration would embark on massive transformation of the 294 Primary HealthCare Centres (PHCs) across the state to international best standard. The people living in Igbologun community spoke with ODIRI UCHENUNU, on their challenges of accessing maternal and child health services, while pleading…

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