Health workers embark on nationwide strike midnight

Health workers under the auspices of Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU has declared a nationwide strike over hazard allowance and non-payment of withheld salaries of their members among others. JOHESU, in a statement on Sunday, has told its members to withdraw services from midnight of Sunday, September 13, 2020, since nothing concrete was achieved at […]

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Pregnant women with malaria at risk of anaemia –Study

A new study has revealed that pregnant women from sub-Saharan Africa with malaria and HIV have a higher risk of anaemia than those without the infections. The study was published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. The researchers say the findings may have implications for efforts to reduce the risk of death […]

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Review 2020 health budget, BudgIT urges senate

BudgIT, a Non-Governmental Organisation that tracks government spending has appealed to the Senate to review the allocation to health in the 2020 Budget and restore allocation for capital projects back to N159bn. In a recent statement sent to the upper chamber of the National Assembly and posted on its official Twitter handle, @BudgITng, Director of […]

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World Blood Donor Day: Donating blood is still safe -WHO

As the world marks the 2020 World Blood Donor Day amid the COVIID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organisation, says it is still safe to donate blood at this time. WHO, however, warned that donors and blood collection centres must apply extra caution and follow laid down requirements during the process. WHO’s Team Lead on Blood […]

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FG, Kwara govt spend N1bn on vaccines, equipment

Dr. Michael Oguntoye, the Director, Kwara State Primary Health Care Development Agency, on Saturday said the Federal and Kwara State Governments have spent N1 billion on vaccines and equipment. Oguntoye while speaking with newsmen in Ilorin said that the Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunisation was also involved in the procurement of the vaccines. The […]

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In Zamfara, it’s one doctor to nearly 14,000 patients

With a population of over four million people, and a doctor population of 300, indications have emerged that Zamfara State has a ratio of one doctor to approximately 13,667 patients. The World Health Organisation recommends one doctor for 600 patients. According to the Maternal, Newborn & Child Health Programmes, a country-led, UK government-funded health programme […]

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