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Health ministry gets new permanent secretary

The new Permanent Secretary of Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health, Abdullahi Mashi, has assumed office, a press statement from the ministry has stated.

Fire: Federal government to rebuild national tuberculosis centre

The Federal Government on Monday said it would soon rebuild the Diagnostic Laboratory gutted by fire at the National TB and Leprosy Training Centre, Zaye Zaria, Kaduna State.

JOHESU strike: Court ‘takes over’ negotiations

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) says it is “considering” suspending its ongoing strike which has crippled services at public hospitals across Nigeria.

Minister: Federal government committed to resolving dispute with JOHESU

The Federal Government has put up a reconciliation processes towards amicable settlement of the trade dispute between it and the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU).

Health minister directs CMDs, MDs to commence documentation of staff

The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole on Friday directed the Chief Medical Directors (CMDs) and Medical Directors (MDs) of tertiary hospitals to commence the process of documentation of staff as they return to work.

Federal government appoints medical directors for six FMCs

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday night approved the appointment of two new Medical Directors and the re-appointment of four others across six Federal Medical Centers.

Minister hails Shell for donating cancer treatment machine

The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has lauded the Shell Petroleum Development Company for donating cancer treatment machine, which he said would contribute immensely to the fight against cancer in Nigeria.

Federal govt to roll-out nationwide screening for cancers

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, says the Federal Government has concluded plans to roll-out nationwide screening for most common types of cancers.

National Hospital Abuja now equipped to treat 100 cancer patients daily – Isaac Adewole

The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to providing succour for people suffering from breast cancer, while it has also provided screening equipment that are geared towards the prevention of the disease in the country.

Fed govt confirms six fresh cases of monkeypox as disease hits Abuja

The Federal Government has confirmed six fresh cases of monkeypox including one in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

Fed govt dismisses military involvement in monkeypox vaccination

The Federal Government has refuted insinuations that the military was vaccinating to spread the monkey pox virus nationwide.

Foreign hospitals stealing kidneys – Isaac Adewole

The Federal Ministry of Health says Nigerians travelling outside the country for medical attention should be very careful due to the rising cases of illegal organ harvesting by some hospitals

Monkey Pox: No cure, no vaccine, avoid eating bush meat – Princewill Chike

Rivers state government has activated its health rapid response team in all the major hospitals and health centres in the 23 local government areas of the state to be on the high alert due to the heavy human traffic between Rivers and Bayelsa state where the outbreak of the Monkey pox has been reported.

Monkeypox: Health ministry urges Nigerians to avoid eating monkeys, bush meat

The Federal Ministry of Health has advised Nigerians to desist from eating monkeys, bush meat and dead animals as doing so could make one susceptible to the Monkey Pox Disease.

Fed govt confirms outbreak of yellow fever

The Federal Government has confirmed a case of Yellow Fever in a young girl in Oke Owa Community, Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State.

Fed govt launches ‘Green dot’ family planning campaign

The Federal Government is to launch a new campaign, “Green dot”, to ensure that 7.3 million women have access to family planning.

Strike: Fed govt authorises hospitals to engage doctors on ad-hoc basis

The Federal Government has directed Chief Medical Directors of Federal Hospitals to immediately engage the services of locum doctors, to augment the services of Consultants, pending the resolution of the ongoing strike by the resident doctors.

Fed govt establishes 6 sickle cell reference centres – minister

The Federal Government has established six sickle cell reference centres in six Federal Medical Centres (FMCs) across the country, Prof. Isaac Adewole, the Minister of Health, said on Saturday.

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