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Commissioner emerges APC chairman in Zamfara

The Commissioner for Health in Zamfara State, Alhaji Lawali Liman, on Saturday emerged the new chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state.

Sokoto government takes measures to mitigate effects of strike by JOHESU

The Sokoto State Government Saturday said it has taken drastic measures towards mitigating the nationwide strike embarked upon by the Joint Health Sector Workers Union (JOHESU) in the state.

Ebola: Lagos government ban transportation of corpses from DR congo

As part of measures to prevent the spread of the new outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, Lagos State Government has placed embargo placed on transportation of corpses from DRC even as it has reactivated all Ebola treatment Centres in the State to prevent possible reemergence of the disease.

Zambia bans health workers from moonlighting in private sector

The Zambian government has banned health workers from having private jobs in the private sector as it was against their conditions of service.

Kaduna government to inaugurate rapid response team on rape cases

Kaduna State Government said on Tuesday it would set up a rapid response team to handle cases of rape and ensure justice for victims.

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.

Ebola outbreak: Nigeria, DR Congo friendly match not threatened – NFF

Nigeria’s friendly match against DR Congo is not under threat in spite of the Ebola outbreak in the country, the Nigeria Football Federation’s 1st Vice-President, Seyi Akinwumi, has said.

Osun government debuks PDP’s allegation of squandering N6bn

The Osun State Government has described as ‘false, baseless and unfounded’ the allegation of wasteful spending levelled against the administration of Governor Rauf Aregbesola by the opposition party, the PDP last week.

Codeine: Emzor to support treatment, rehabilitation of drug addicts

The management of Emzor Pharmaceutical Company on Sunday said it would support the federal government in the rehabilitation and treatment of persons affected by drug addiction.

Senator Saraki: Why primary healthcare system must be reviewed

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has stated that for Nigeria to provide Universal Healthcare for all its citizens, its current disjointed healthcare set-up must be urgently reviewed.

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.

Federal government to mobilise civil servants to support primary healthcare system

The Federal Government on Thursday said it would mobilise civil servants to drive the national campaign for integrated Primary Health Care (PHC) services.

Codeine and a nation permanently on opium

In more ways than one, last week’s hurried outlawing of the importation, production and sale of cough drugs with codeine component in Nigeria shows the gross lack of competence amongst public office holders here.

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.

Ebola: FEC directs surveillance at country’s entry points

Following the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday directed the Federal Ministry of Health to step up surveillance operations at all entry points into the country.

Uganda on high alert following Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

Uganda is on alert following an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which has left at least 17 people dead.

Ministry: We didn’t ban codeine because of BBC documentary

The Federal Ministry of Health said on Wednesday that its decision to ban codeine as a pharmaceutical agent did not follow a report by the BBC that highlighted the danger of the substance.

Codeine importation, production banned in Nigeria

The Federal Ministry of Health has directed the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control to ban with immediate effect further issuance of permits for the importation of codeine as active pharmaceutical ingredient for cough preparations.

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