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  • Health Care Improvement: Tinubu approves upgrade of health facilities nationwide

    By Innocent Raphael President Bola Tinubu has approved the immediate upgrade of key health infrastructure across the six geo-political zones in Nigeria. This was communicated in a press statement issued by the presidency on Friday and signed by the special adviser on media and publicity, Ajuri Ngalele. According to the statement, the move was necessary to enable the adequate equipment…

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  • Tinubu approves leadership changes in NAFDAC, other key health sector

    In furtherance to bring world-class standards to Nigerian public health administration, President Bola Tinubu on Thursday approved the appointment and reappointment in the Federal Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. The Special Adviser to the President, (Media & Publicity), Chief Ajuri Ngelale in a statement said the present administration is determined to bring world-class standards to Nigerian public health administration…

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  • BREAKING: Lagos Nurses protest against new verification guidelines

    Nigerian Nurses under the aegis of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, Lagos chapter, on Monday, protested against the federal government’s new verification certification guideline. WesternPost reports that the new guideline was released by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria. The nurses described the new guideline as an attempt to hinder their freedom to pursue career opportunities,…

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  • FG to revitalise 17,600 primary health care centres nationwide

    In a bid to provide easy access to healthcare services for all Nigerians, especially women and children, the Federal Government has said that it has initiated a transformative process to revitalize 17,600 primary health care centres nationwide. The First Lady, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Oluremi Tinubu disclosed this weekend, during the formal launch of the Women’s Optimal Health Framework…

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  • AFCON final: Lagos health ministry issues health advisory

    The Lagos State Ministry of Health on Saturday wised all residents in the state an exciting AFCON final as we support the Super Eagles to victory tomorrow evening. The Honourable Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi in a signed statement advised residents to prioritize their health and well-being while enjoying football matches or any other intense activities. Here are some…

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  • Go get the Elephant, Eagles!

    By Okolo Oteri All over the country, hope hangs thickly in the air, nay cradled in hearts rising and falling to the beat of one drum. Neither tribe nor tongue restrain, nor creed, or class refrains. From vibrant cities where futuristic skyscrapers rub shoulders with bustling markets and cosy neighbourhoods, blending tradition with modernity, offering a rich tapestry of culture…

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  • FG detects over 300,000 tuberculosis cases in 2023

    Kunle Sanni The Federal Government has disclosed that over 300,000 tuberculosis cases were reported in 2023, the highest number ever recorded in the history of the disease. This was disclosed by Health Minister, Ali Pate while delivering a speech on Tuesday at the 37th STOP TB Partnership Board Meeting in Brazil. “In 2023, Nigeria diagnosed over 300,000 TB cases for…

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  • King Charles : Navigating cancer takes hope, says Biden

    US President Joe Biden says he is concerned about King Charles’s cancer diagnosis and hopes to speak to him soon. He told reporters in Las Vegas on Monday that he had “just heard his diagnosis”. “I’m concerned about him,” he said at a union event. “But I’ll be talking to him God willing.” Buckingham Palace earlier announced that the King…

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  • OAUTH to reimburse medical screening fees of sacked workers

    The management of Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH), located in Ile-Ife, Osun State, has announced that it will reimburse employees who were let off last Wednesday for the money they spent on medical testing. On Thursday, a few newly hired employees of the teaching hospital staged a protest in response to OAUTH’s decision to fire them, claiming that the…

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  • OAUTH sacks 1500 workers not captured in personnel budget

    Following allegations of job racketeering and the directive of the Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Prof Muhammad Pate, the management of Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH), Ile Ife, has sacked over 1500 workers employed in June 2022. It would be recalled that Ministry of Health and Social Welfare had in November 2023 indicted some officials of the teaching…

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