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Brain Drain: Beyond Minimum Wage, Give Doctors Welfare Package — NMA

On 22/Jan/2020 / In Medical News

As Nigeria battles with brain drain in the health sector with a ratio of one doctor to 6,000 patients, medical doctors have urged the government to look beyond the minimum wage and come up with a proper welfare package[...]

Brain Drain: Protection of doctors’ welfare important — NMA

On 22/Jan/2020 / In Medical News

We had a health summit where we tried to analyse the causes of the problems we have in health and we have a summary of the findings and we try to work on how to ensure that those things are under control. But the truth[...]

‘Regular Screening Saves Lives from Cervical Cancer’

On 22/Jan/2020 / In Medical News

The Medical Director of Encee Medical Centre, Victoria Island, Dr Nenoi Umeh has raised alarm over increasing deaths from cervical cancer in Nigeria annually. Speaking on Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, Umeh described[...]

NAFDAC Faults Accusation of Plot to Derail Port Trade Facilitation

On 22/Jan/2020 / In Medical News

NATIONAL Agency for Food Drugs Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has debunked claims that it was turning the agency into revenue generation arm of government, and argued that it is wrong to classify Port Inspection F[...]

Lassa Fever: NCDC Confirms 14 Deaths In 7 States

On 22/Jan/2020 / In Medical News

A total of 82 cases of Lassa fever including 14 deaths have been confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control, NCDC.   Announcing the development in its Lassa fever Situation Report (Epi Week 02: 6th[...]

Ebonyi Teaching Hospital Doctors Go On Strike

On 22/Jan/2020 / In Medical News

The Association of Resident Doctors of the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Ebonyi  State, on Monday began  a warning strike over unpaid salaries.   The President of the[...]

Five African Varsities to Commence Research on Malaria

On 22/Jan/2020 / In Medical News

A former member of the House of Representatives, Prince Ned Nwoko, has said a scientific research on how to develop a vaccine for malaria will  commence in five African universities in February.   The res[...]

Health Insurance Vital to Achieving UHC – SFH MD

On 22/Jan/2020 / In Medical News

The Managing Director of the Society for Family Health, Dr Omokhudu Idogho, has said that health insurance is vital to the achievement of Universal Health Coverage in the country. Idogho said this during a courtesy vis[...]

FG Advises Pregnant, Nursing Mothers on Healthy Living

On 22/Jan/2020 / In Medical News

The Federal Government on Tuesday enjoined  beneficiaries of the N5, 000 additional Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) to make judicious use of the money in accessing healthcare facilities that would enhance their he[...]

Stakeholders Task Kogi Government on Malaria Control, Other Killer Diseases

On 22/Jan/2020 / In Medical News

Critical stakeholders in the health sector in Kogi State have appealed to the government to assist the Civil Society Organisation for Malaria Control, Immunisation, and Nutrition, (ACOMIN) to ensure a healthy society,[...]

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