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Less than 4,000 physiotherapists in Nigeria

Despite rising cases of stroke and other aging-related diseases, less than 4,000 physiotherapists are serving 200 million Nigerians.
Kimia Alizadeh celebrates after winning bronze in Rio de Janeiro, 2016. Andrew Medichini-AP

Iran’s only female Olympic medalist quits country

Taekwondo champion Kimia Alizadeh said this was because she had had enough of being used by Iranian authorities as a propaganda tool.

Labour, EKSUTH at war over sack of 200 health workers

Industrial crisis looms at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital over the sack of 200 professional staff of the health institution, as the organised labour in the State are already spoiling for a fight and threatening a showdown with the management.

Foundation gives scholarship to 14 medical students

A Non-Governmental Organisation, FAJIM Medicare Foundation (FAJIMMF), has given scholarship to 14 students studying Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Physiotherapy and Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) in universities.

UniJos to start physiotherapy, radiography programmes – provost

Prof. Simon Yiltok, Provost, College of Health Sciences, University of Jos, says the college is considering starting two new programmes – physiotherapy and radiography.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

President Buhari: Federal government will redouble efforts to boost healthcare

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the Federal Government will redouble efforts to improve the provision of health facilities, equipment and services in the country.

Lagos doctors decry appointment of non-doctor as commission’s permanent secretary

The Medical Guild has decried the appointment of a non-doctor as permanent secretary in the Lagos State Health Service Commission by the state government.
Coalition of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) has urged the Federal and State Governments to prioritise preventive measures against diseases and infections rather than curative.

NGOs want govt to prioritise preventive healthcare

Coalition of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) has urged the Federal and State Governments to prioritise preventive measures against diseases and infections rather than curative.
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Physiotherapists: Physical exercises, mental health go hand in hand

Some physiotherapists on Monday in Lagos said that physical exercise of any sort was vital for good mental health, especially in the treatment of depression.

Enugu government plans N18 million physiotherapy centre for Rangers FC

The Enugu State Government has approved N18 million for the building of a physiotherapy and fitness centre for Rangers International FC, Enugu.
Guaranty Trust Bank plc, will hold the 8th edition of its Annual Autism Conference on Tuesday, July 17 and Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos

GTBank rallies support for children with Autism

Foremost African financial institution, Guaranty Trust Bank plc, will hold the 8th edition of its Annual Autism Conference on Tuesday, July 17 and Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos.

Supreme Court upholds death sentence in Delhi rape case

India's Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence in the 2012 New Delhi bus gang-rape case, a crime that sparked widespread protests leading to stronger anti-rape laws.

NYSC opens portal for registration of Batch ‘A’ corpers

The National Youth Service Corps says it will commence the registration of Batch A set of corps members for the April 2018 mobilisation on Monday (today).

Medical sciences university to kick-start new courses

The first University of Medical Sciences in Nigeria, situated in Ondo town, Ondo State, is planning to begin courses in pharmacology, human nutrition, dietetics and herbal medicine.

OOUTH generates N294m in 8 months – CMD Alfred Jaiyesimi

The Chief Medical Director (CMD), Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Prof. Alfred Jaiyesimi, said on Monday that the hospital generated about N294 million between January and August.

Doctors battle to save boy with burnt manhood in Katsina

A four-year-old boy, Anas Abdulhadi, is currently battling to regain the use of his manhood after he suffered burns from hot water while playing at his father’s residence at Makuida Quarters in Katsina.

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Workers in the health sector have demanded that they should be included in the task force set up by both the federal and state governments in containing the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

Health workers demand inclusion of members in coronavirus task force

This was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday and signed by Comrades Bio Joy Josiah, and Mrs Ekpebor Florence, National Chairman and Secretary respectively of Joint Health Sector Union, JOHESU.
PDP and Wada are challenging the declaration of Yahaya Bello of the APC as winner of the November 16, 2019 governorship election held in the state.

Kogi workers receive March salary

Kogi State Government has advised workers to brace up for tough times ahead as it commenced the payment of salaries for the month of March.

NAQS: How Nigeria can avoid becoming next epicentre of coronavirus pandemic

Nigeria must break the chain of the spread of COVID-19 in the country to avert the likely scenario of being the next epicentre of the pandemic due to her large population size.

Christian Fuchs: Premier League season has to be finished

Christian Fuchs is hoping the footballing authorities find a way to complete the current season amid the coronavirus outbreak which sees football suspended in almost every country across the world.
Gareth Bale is “not ecstatic” at Real Madrid, admits his agent Jonathan Barnett, but the Wales international has “never asked to leave” the La Liga giants.

Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey linked with Everton

Alex Iwobi’s Everton are being linked with a surprise move for Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale and Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey.