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Resident Doctors shelve nationwide strike by two weeks

Resident Doctors shelve nationwide strike by two weeks

By Haruna Gimba The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), has shifted its proposed nationwide strike by two weeks, National President of the association, Dr. Muhammad Adamu Askira said. He said the decision to shift the date of the strike ...

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Niger to spend N70m on free surgeries

Niger to spend N70m on free surgeries

By Haruna Gimba The Niger State Government has approved the sum of N70 million for free surgeries for people of the state with ailments such as goiter, cleft and pile. The State Commissioner of Health and Hospital Services, Dr. Mustapha ...

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HIV/AIDS: NACA to re-base prevalence rate

HIV/AIDS: NACA to re-base prevalence rate

By Asma’u Ahmad The National Agency for Control of AIDS (NACA) said it will collaborate with stakeholders to re-base the prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria. Acting Director-General of the agency, Mrs. Yetunde Oni, disclosed this in an interview with ...

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FG adopts PPP to improve healthcare delivery

FG adopts PPP to improve healthcare delivery

By Asma’u Ahmad The Federal Government said it will adopt the Private Public Partnership (PPP) arrangement to improve healthcare delivery in the country. The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, stated this when he visited St. Gerald’s Catholic ...

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Sokoto signs N2b agreement with UNICEF

Sokoto signs N2b agreement with UNICEF

By Haruna Gimba Sokoto State Government and the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) have signed N2billion agreement for the implementation of the 2016 work plan in areas covering health, nutrition, education, water, sanitation and hygiene. A statement by Governor ...

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PMNCH joins Global Fund Board

PMNCH joins Global Fund Board

By Aminu Magashi Garba The Global Fund Board has held its 35th meeting in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire from 26 to 27 April 2016. Among the ley decisions taken is the approval for the addition of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn ...

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African Leaders pledge to end Malaria by 2030

African Leaders pledge to end Malaria by 2030

By Haruna Gimba No fewer than 300 experts and diplomats from the 54 Member State backed African Union and development partners, have converged in Ethiopia to define Africa’s future health direction and get the malaria out of the continent by ...

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MSD joins campaign to kick polio out of Africa

MSD joins campaign to kick polio out of Africa

By Haruna Gimba In commemoration of African Vaccination Week 2016, one of the largest pharmaceutical company in the world, MSD Incorporation, has joined the campaign to free Africa from polio. The American based pharmaceutical company, known as Merck & Co., ...

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