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COVID-19 kills over 200,000 in Africa as cases near 8m

Angela Onwuzoo The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday said over 200,000 people have died of COVID-19 on the African continent since the outbreak of the viral infection. According to the Africa CDC, more than 7.9m cases...

NHIS unveils National Health Insurance Research Agenda

The National Health Insurance Scheme says it has received the National Health Insurance Research Agenda document. It noted that the agenda when implemented will help boost the health insurance sector of the country. The Deputy General Manager, Press, NHIS, Mr....

Buhari constitutes health reform panel, names Osinbajo chairman

Stephen Angbulu The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has approved the establishment of a Health Sector Reform Committee to kick-start the development and implementation of a Health Sector Reform programme for Nigeria in collaboration with state governments and...

16 states, FCT record 48 Cholera deaths in one week

Deborah Tolu-Kolawole The latest epidemiological report released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Monday revealed that 16 states and the Federal Capital Territory reported 2,127 suspected cases of cholera and 48 fatalities between August 23 and August...

Asthma becomes more prevalent in females after puberty –Physician

Lara Adejoro A Specialist Registrar/Associate Fellow in Anaesthesia & Critical Care at the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Edo State, Dr. Julian Ojebo says asthma is greater in females after puberty. Ojebo also noted that the majority of adult-onset cases of...

FG to recover millions of naira wrongly paid to 588 doctors

The Federal Government will recover millions of naira wrongly paid to 588 medical doctors across the country. Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, stated this when he fielded questions from State House correspondents in Abuja. He explained that...

MDCN urges FG to declare state of emergency in health sector

The Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria has called on the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency in the nation’s health sector due to a number of issues. The MDCAN’s newly elected National President, Dr. Victor...
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Marwa felicitated by Buhari at 68

Segun Adewole Published 8 September 2021 The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has congratulated the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer...
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