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Expert: Nigeria needs 155,000 additional doctors

Nigeria needs additional 155,000 doctors at the ratio of one doctor to 1000 people to achieve the Universal Health Coverage (UHC), Prof. Usman Ahmed, Provost, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Federal University Dutse has said.

NMA: MDCN remains regulatory body for medical practice

The Nigerian Medical Association on Monday said that it would ensure that the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria continues to function as the regulatory body for medical practice in the country.

Isaac Adewole commends revamp of primary health centres in Edo

The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has commended the revamp of Primary Health Centres (PHCs) in Edo State, noting that such reforms will allow for proper referral system as a catalyst to develop the health system in the country.

Federal government inaugurates governing body for medical, dental council

The Federal Government has inaugurated the Governing Council for the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria while charging members to work towards achieving the responsibilities bestowed on the council.

NHIS crisis:House of Reps summons SGF, CBN

The House of Representatives Adhoc Committee investigating the crisis rocking the National Health Insurance Scheme has resolved to summon the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, and the Central Bank of Nigeria.
NHIS boss Prof Yusuf Usman at TUC National secretariat Lagos

Usman Yusuf: Why I was suspended

The Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme, Prof. Usman Yusuf, has described his suspension by the Governing Board as “a coup against transparency”.

Isaac Adewole advocates accelerated girls education to reduce maternal mortality

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on Friday called for accelerated girls education in order to reduce maternal mortality rate in the country.
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Federal government inaugurates investigative panel on NHIS

Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, on Friday inaugurated a fact-finding committee on National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and advised it to eschew bias in the assignment.

House of Reps begin probe of NHIS crisis

A House of Representatives ad hoc committee chaired by Nicholas Ossai (PDP, Delta) yesterday began the probe of the embattled Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Usman Yusuf.

Ben Omogo named acting NHIS chief

Mr Ben Omogo, a Director from the Federal Ministry of Health, has been appointed to oversee the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
NHIS boss Prof Yusuf Usman at TUC National secretariat Lagos

Muhammadu Buhari suspends NHIS’ Usman Yusuf, orders probe

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday suspended the embattled Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Professor Usman Yusuf, and ordered that he proceeds on administrative leave immediately.

Experts: Lack of equipment causes maternal, newborn deaths in Nigeria

A significant number of maternal and newborn deaths in the country have been traced to equipment deficit in health institutions.

Usman Yusuf sues health minister, AGF, NHIS over suspension

The Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, Prof. Usman Yusuf, has sued the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), and the NHIS over his suspension by the governing council of the board.

Federal government inaugurates one year road map for National HIV treatment

The Federal Government on Tuesday inaugurated a one year roadmap National HIV Treatment and Prevention of mother to Child Transmission of HIV to galvanise Nigeria’s HIV treatment efforts towards achieving the 90-90-90 targets.

Isaac Adewole seeks partnership to tackle maternal, newborn deaths

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has called on the private sector to collaborate with government to free the nation from maternal and childhood deaths.
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Muhammadu Buhari offers free cataract surgery to 270 persons in Nasarawa

President Muhammadu Buhari’s “Restore Vision Project” is offering free cataract surgery to more than 270 visually impaired persons in Nasarawa State in collaboration with the state Ministry of Health.
NHIS boss Prof Yusuf Usman at TUC National secretariat Lagos

Usman Yusuf: Why I won’t accept my suspension

The embattled Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Usman Yusuf, on Tuesday gave reasons why he ignored his indefinite suspension from office by the governing council of the body.
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WHO: What Nigeria needs to do to eradicate polio

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to observe the World Polio day, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for heightened surveillance

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