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Expert proffers solution to dearth of healthcare professionals

Prof. Usman Ahmed, Provost, College of Health Sciences, Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa, says Nigeria must establish Federal University of Health Sciences in six geo-political zones to address inter-disciplinary rivalry and dearth of healthcare professionals.

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.

Health scheme: Lagos adopts tech to aid easy access for residents

Ahead of the soon to be launched mandatory Lagos State Health Scheme (LSHS), the State Government on Monday said it would adopt a technology based application that would go a long way to ensure easy access of the scheme by residents especially for underprivileged households.

Nigeria’s low rating in global community worries NMA

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), FCT chapter, has expressed concern over the poor implementation of the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and Nigeria’s low rating in global community.

Bauchi government tasked on special package for PHCs

The Coalition of Civil Society Organisations under the aegis of Bauchi State Network of Civil Society Organisations (BASNEC) has called the State Government to implement the Minimum Service Package (MSP) for Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) in the state.

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.
Wife of the Senate President, Toyin Ojora Saraki

UHC: Toyin Saraki seeks government investment

Wife of the Senate President, Toyin Ojora Saraki, has emphasised that government investment in strengthening health insurance systems is paramount to achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Nigeria and around the world.

Ex-President Obasanjo: Nigeria has some of the worst health indices in the world

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has described Nigerian health sector as one of the worst health indices in the world, lamenting that the sector is underfunded by the government.

Federal government launches second national health plan

The federal government Thursday launched the second National Strategic Health Development Plan (NSHDP) to deepen healthcare service delivery in the country.

Enugu government to establish health insurance scheme

The Enugu State Government has announced plans to introduce Health Insurance Scheme (SHIS) for workers in the state public service.

PSN lauds Senate over basic healthcare fund

More accolades has continued to trail the recent provisions of one per cent of the Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF) as Basic Health Care Fund in the allocation to the health sector in the 2018 Appropriation Act, especially among many health watchers.

NOUN Nursing programme fully accredited by NUC, NMCN – vice-chancellor

The Vice-Chancellor, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) Prof. Abdalla Adamu, says the institution’s Nursing programme has been fully accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC) and Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN).

WHO commends Toyin Saraki’s efforts on maternal health

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has commended the Wife of the Senate President and Founder-President of Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Mrs. Toyin Saraki, for her advocacy and projects geared towards improved maternal and child health in Nigeria.

Toyin Saraki, WHO directors meet on healthcare in Nigeria

In a bid to strengthen health coverage in Nigeria, Mrs Toyin Saraki on Monday met with WHO Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and WHO Regional Director for Africa Dr. Matshidiso Moeti.

Why Nigerians must prioritise vaccination – minister

The federal government has implored Nigerians to imbibe the culture of getting immunised as a preventive measure for disease control as this will help reduce the financial burden incurred during treatment of vaccine preventable diseases.

AfDB wants quality investment in Africa’s health sector

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has called for increased and more quality investments in Africa’s health sector to achieve universal health coverage.

WHO collaborates with NAFDAC to tackle sale of substandard drugs

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said it is collaborating with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to address the sale of substandard drugs in Nigeria.

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