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Buhari pledges increased investment in health sector

By Asma’u Ahmad President Muhammadu Buhari said the Federal Government will increase investment in the health sector to halt the loss of well trained professionals to other countries. The president made the pledge when he received the executive members of ...

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FCTA health sector renders 2017 scorecard

FCTA health sector renders 2017 scorecard

By Asma’u Ahmad The FCT Health and Human Service Secretariat (HHSS), on Wednesday said that its subsidiary, the Private Health Establishment Registration and Monitoring Committee (PHERMC), has generated more than N60 million in 2017. Secretary of the HHSS, Mrs Amanda Pam, disclosed ...

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Borno vaccinates 1.6m children against measles

Borno vaccinates 1.6m children against measles

By Asma’u Ahmad The Borno State Government says it has inoculated 1.6 million children against measles in the past three weeks. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Haruna Mshelia, media men that the children were immunised under the first and ...

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NMA vows to resist Senate plans to manipulate medical exam

NMA vows to resist Senate plans to manipulate medical exam

By Haruna Gimba The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), says it will resist any attempt by the Nigerian Senate to reschedule examinations for failed foreign-trained doctors. NMA President, Professor Mike Ogirima, told newsmen at the just concluded National Executive Council (NEC), ...

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Nigeria trains medical doctors for UK – NMA

Nigeria trains medical doctors for UK – NMA

By Haruna Gimba The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), has expressed concern over the mass movement of healthcare professionals to the United Kingdom and other European countries. The NMA raised the topic at the 2017 National Executive Council meeting of the ...

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NDLEA attributes drug abuse to unregistered medicine stores

NDLEA attributes drug abuse to unregistered medicine stores

By Asma’u Ahmad The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has attributed the high rate and rampant abuse of codeine syrup and other dangerous drugs in the country to the proliferation of unregistered patent medicine stores. Commandant of the agency ...

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Kano Govt destroys illicit drugs worth N4.1b

Kano Govt destroys illicit drugs worth N4.1b

By Asma’u Ahmad The Kano State Government on Monday said that it has destroyed illicit drugs worth N4.1 billion confiscated in the state this year. Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje who revealed this at the Senate Roundtable on Drug Abuse Epidemic held in ...

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Kano targets 2.6m children in free MNCH week

Kano targets 2.6m children in free MNCH week

By Haruna Gimba The Kano State Government has flagged off the 2017 free Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) week, with targets of 2.6m children and 650,000 women. The state Ministry of Health in collaboration with other development partners including ...

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NMA urges FG to reverse brain drain

NMA urges FG to reverse brain drain

By Asma’u Ahmad The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has called on the Federal Government to take urgent steps to reverse the increasing level of brain drain affecting the medical profession. NMA President, Prof. Mike Ogirima, who made the call at ...

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