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Women to play key role in Columbia’s peace agreement

Women to play key role in Columbia’s peace agreement

By Haruna Gimba The Government of Columbia has entered into agreement with Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (FARC) to end a war that affected so many men and women in the country. Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, said ...

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Healthcare solution won 2016 Innovation Prize for Africa awards

Healthcare solution won 2016 Innovation Prize for Africa awards

By Haruna Gimba The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) Healthcare Solutions has grabbed the 2016 Innovation Prize for Africa’s (IPA) cash awards of US$150 000. This year’s winners offer innovative responses to address malaria & HIV/AIDS, two of Africa’s greatest disease ...

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Resident doctors suspend strike

Resident doctors suspend strike

By Haruna Gimba The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has suspended its nationwide indefinite strike which commenced on June 20. The president of the association, Dr. Mohammad Askira, made the disclosure in Abuja while briefing newsmen on the outcome ...

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IHVN partners FCT to provide free medical treatment

IHVN partners FCT to provide free medical treatment

By Asma’u Ahmad The Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria (IHVN) is collaborating with the FCT Primary Health Care Board and Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) to deliver free medical test and treatment to mothers and infants in Abuja. The IHVN ...

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Governor Oshiomhole inaugurates EU health project in Edo

Governor Oshiomhole inaugurates EU health project in Edo

By Asma’u Ahmad Edo state Governor, Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole, has inaugurated the European Union (EU) Support to Immunisation Governance in Nigeria (EU-SIGN) Project in the state. Governor Oshiomhole said the project was commendable as development partners had been collaborating with ...

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Health workers commence 7-day warning strike

Health workers commence 7-day warning strike

By Haruna Gimba Nigeria’s health sector workers under the auspices of Joint Health Sector Union has commenced a seven-day warning strike, following the expiration of 14-day ultimatum given to the Federal Government to meet its demands. The union decision was ...

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Prof Adewole & Accountability in Health Sector

Prof Adewole & Accountability in Health Sector

The advocacy journey to convince our past and current Ministers of Health to establish a mechanism that will promote transparency and accountability in the health sector has being on for a while now. We have experienced hopes and hiccups but ...

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Reps calls FG to subsidise Sickle Cell treatment cost

Reps calls FG to subsidise Sickle Cell treatment cost

By Asma’u Ahmad The House of Representatives have called on the Federal Government to subsidise the costs of treating patients with Sickle Cell anaemia. The house also mandated its Committee on Healthcare Services to interface with relevant government agencies to ...

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FG orders replacement of striking resident doctors

FG orders replacement of striking resident doctors

By Asma’u Ahmad The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has ordered the replacement of all striking Resident Doctors (RDs) in the various government owned teaching hospitals in the country. The minister’s directive was contained in a statement issued by ...

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Resident doctors commence indefinite strike

Resident doctors commence indefinite strike

By Haruna Gimba The National Association of Resident Doctors, (NARD) has commenced an indefinite strike over the non-payment of 10 months salaries of some of its members. President of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) chapter of the association, Dr. Wole ...

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