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Expert: Contraceptives do not cause cancer

The Director of family health, Federal Ministry of Health, Adebimpe Adebiyi, has said family planning or the use of contraceptives do not cause cancer.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday proposed a capital expenditure of N46 billion for the Ministry of Health in the 2020 appropriation bill he submitted to the National Assembly.

Budget 2019: President Buhari proposes N46 billion for capital expenditure in health

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday proposed a capital expenditure of N46 billion for the Ministry of Health in the 2020 appropriation bill he submitted to the National Assembly.

WHO: Four out of 10 patients ‘harmed’ while seeking medical treatment

The World Health Organisation has said four out of ten patients are ‘harmed’ during the process of seeking medical care.

NGO tasks NHIS, others on use of N12.7 billion health fund

The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and other beneficiaries of the N12.7 billion Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) have been charged to ensure expeditious and transparent use of the money toward addressing critical issues in the health sector.

Centre tasks federal government on patients bill of rights

The Centre for the Right to Health (CRH), an NGO, has called on the Federal Government to make better efforts towards the implementation of the Patients’ Bill of Rights launched in 2018.

World Health Day: Federal government pledges qualitative healthcare

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, says this year’s World Health Day aligns with Federal Government’s resolve to provide qualitative healthcare for every Nigerian.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Edo government pays N100 million counterpart fund to deepen basic health care reforms

Edo State Government has paid a total of N100 million as counterpart fund for the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF).

Group urges federal government to improve workers’ welfare to stop brain drain

A non-governmental organisation, the National Advocates for Health (NAH), has urged the Federal Government to reduce medical tourism and brain drain in the health sector by improving the working condition and remunerations of health professionals.

Osahon Enabulele: Slow implementation of National Health Act worsening health indices

Dr Osahon Enabulele, Vice President, Commonwealth Medical Association, on Saturday decried the slow implementation of the National Health Act (NHA) 2014, saying it was making the country’s health indices worse.

CSOs decry non-release of healthcare fund

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and stakeholders in the health sector have criticised the delay in releasing the Basic Health Care Provision Fund earmarked in the 2018 budget by the Federal Government.

Ifeanyi Emefiele: Stable exchange rate best choice for Nigeria

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, says maintaining stable exchange rate to avoid depreciation of the Naira is better than building foreign reserve buffers.

NMA demands improved funding of healthcare system

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has called for improved funding of the health sector to prevent diseases and boost the lives of citizens.

[email protected]: NMA urges federal government to fully implement NHAct 2014

As Nigeria clocks 58 as an independent nation, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has called on the federal government to fully implement the National Health Act, (NHAct) 2014.

Benue Assembly passes health management agency bill

The Benue State House of Assembly on Wednesday passed the Benue Health Management Agency bill, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Osinbajo: PBoR’ll translate into better quality healthcare

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said the Patient’s Bill of Right (PBoR) will translate into better quality healthcare practice in the country and called for strict compliance by healthcare professionals.

National Assembly: Why we adjusted 2018 Budget

The two chambers of the National Assembly have said the decision to adjust the 2018 Budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari was to correct lopsidedness and imbalance in the estimates.

Minister: Federal government will ensure effective implementation of 2018 Budget

The Federal Government says it is determined to ensure effective implementation of the 2018 Budget notwithstanding the delay it encountered before it was signed into law.

Governor Badaru: We have fulfilled our campaign promises

Governor Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa state has stated that the APC-led government in the state has fulfilled its campaign promises in three key areas such as agriculture, health, and education.

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