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PCN starts recall of Codeine cough syrup

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) says it has started recalling cough syrup containing Codeine from its stakeholders in compliance with Federal Government directive.

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).

Strike: Health workers plot mass rally against minister

The Tertiary Health Institutions National Consultative Forum (THINCF) has threatened to mobilise in support of other striking members of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) for street rallies to draw attention to alleged injustice against health workers as being perpetrated by the Federal Ministry of Health.

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.

Strike: JOHESU accuses health minister of bias

The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) says the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has constituted himself as a major hindrance to fruitful deliberations towards ending their strike.

JOHESU calls off strike in Lagos, Kano, two other states

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) has called off strike in Lagos, Kano, Yobe and Niger states.

Minister: 2.5 million Nigerian children are malnourished

The Federal Government has confirmed that 2.5 million children under the age of five are currently affected with severe acute malnutrition in Nigeria.

Senate asks health minister to get emergency Ebola vaccines

The senate has asked Isaac Adewole, minister of health, to get emergency vaccines in the event of a case of Ebola in the country.

Strike: You’ve no right to intimidate, harass doctors – Minister tells striking health workers

The Federal Government has reminded striking health workers that they lack the right to intimidate and harass other health workers that are not engaged in the strike.

Strike: JOHESU accuses NMA, ministry of sabotage

The National Chairman of JOHESU, Mr Biobebelemoye Josiah, has alerted the public on purported efforts by Nigerian doctors to frustrate ongoing talks to end the four-week-old strike embarked upon by the union.

Official: JOHESU considering federal government’s new offer to striking health workers

An official of the striking health workers under the aegis of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) has confirmed that the federal government made an offer to the union in a bid to end the impasse.

Strike: JOHESU appeals for President Buhari’s intervention

The striking Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) Friday appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari, to personally intervene in the ongoing industrial action it embarked upon to press home its demands bordering on allowances and welfare.

Minister: Why President Buhari seeks medical treatment abroad

Nigeria's minister of health has refused to criticise the country's president's preference for seeking medical attention in the United Kingdom.

Minister: Heath workers’ strike won’t affect Ebola screening

The federal government of Nigeria has said the ongoing Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) strike, would not hinder the Ebola screening of travellers coming into the country as health workers in the port would not be joining the strike.

Ebola: FAAN assures passengers of safety in airports

Following the fresh outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has re-assured passengers and other airport users of safety across its network of airports.

Federal government declares Lassa fever outbreak over

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, in Abuja on Thursday said the announcement follows the epidemiological review by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

US donates $90 million for HIV survey in Nigeria

The United States Government has donated about $90 million to sponsor the forthcoming Human Immune Virus (HIV) survey in Nigeria. Nigeria is the 12th country conducting this survey.

United Nations gives Nigeria N32 billion to conduct HIV/AIDS census

The United States Government has donated $90m (N32bn) to Nigeria for the HIV/AIDS survey that will take place across the country starting from June.

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