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Day: May 21, 2018

World Health Organization Calls for “Day of Exercise”

World Health Organization Calls for “Day of Exercise”

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The World Health has set aside a day of walking or running to promote physical activity around the world.  The first-ever “Walk the Talk”—an 8km walk—came on the eve of the 71st World Health Assembly in Geneva.  “Health is in our hands,” said WHO director-general Tedros Ghebreyesus, ahead of the walk.  “If we are physically active, if we don’t abuse alcohol and if we don’t smoke and if we watch what we eat. Let’s make it happen,” he called. The call comes amidst rising concern for chronic and noncommunicable diseases related to lifestyle changes—anything from diabetes to hypertension and cardiovascular diseases. “We know the risk factors, and one of them is what we are doing today. Let’s stay active.” Walk the Talk is set to become an annual event to be held on the Sunday before he
Buharis Sons Post-Operative: Nigeria has Over 750 Trained Specialists to Handle Such

Buharis Sons Post-Operative: Nigeria has Over 750 Trained Specialists to Handle Such

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Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy (NSP) says it has  over 250 trained specialist Physiotherapists in Neurophysiotherapy and over 500 specialist trained Orthopaedic Physiotherapists who would have conveniently carried out President Buhari's  son's post-operative rehabilitation if they had been invited. NSP was reacting to a statement credited to the Minister of Health. "Our attention has been drawn to some misconceptions which have arisen from a recent interview granted by the Hounorable  Minister of Health on channels television program hard copy. The minister claimed that the president's son did not go abroad for treatment but for rehabilitation thereby suggesting that rehabilitation was not a form or part of treatment, " NSP said in a statement signed by its  National  PRO Peggy-joe O
Mozambique ready for Possible Ebola Cases

Mozambique ready for Possible Ebola Cases

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The Mozambican Health Ministry is prepared to deal with any cases of the deadly disease ebola, the Ministry spokesperson, Lidia Chongo, told a Maputo press conference. An outbreak of Ebola began on 4 April in the Democratic Republic of Congo. According to the Congolese authorities. 44 cases have been notified in isolated parts of the country, 23 of whom have died. Although the risk to Mozambique is regarded as minimal, the Health Ministry has called for constant vigilance and preparation to respond immediately to any cases of the disease that do occur. “We have reactivated technical working groups in the Ministry and in the provinces. “Technical staff and our partners are working in these groups in order to guarantee that all the necessary conditions are guaranteed, ”said Chongo. Eme
Ebola: WHO Released 5,000 Doses of Vaccine to DRC, Mrs Toyin Saraki

Ebola: WHO Released 5,000 Doses of Vaccine to DRC, Mrs Toyin Saraki

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Mrs Toyin Ojora Saraki, Founder of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA), said the World Health Organization (WHO) has released 5,000 doses of vaccine to curtail the spread of Ebola in the democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). According to her, even though the disease has spread to the city of Congo, the disease surveillance spotted it out immediately and the leadership of WHO reacted promptly within three days with five thousand doses of vaccine. Mrs Saraki, who is also a Special Adviser to WHO, made this known in Abuja on Saturday at “The Health for all Challenge” with the theme Abuja walk the talk. Her words: ” WHO is going to be vaccinating around the area, the incubation period is 21 days and I believe WHO in collaboration with the DRC Ministry of Health will be able to contained th
JOHESU Strike: People Living With HIV/AIDS, 11 CSOS Petition Health, Labour Ministers

JOHESU Strike: People Living With HIV/AIDS, 11 CSOS Petition Health, Labour Ministers

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PEOPLE living with HIV/AIDS, and 11 other groups weekend in Abuja, petitioned the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole and his Labour and Employment counterpart, Senator Chris Ngige raising alarm that the ongoing health workers strike was worsening their situations They threatened to hold both Ministers accountable for any death of members or any other negative consequences the protracted industrial action would have on their lives or treatment. The petition was signed by Civil Society for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, CiSHAN, Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, NEPWHAN, Nigeria Diversity Network, NDN, Network of Religious Leaders Against HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, NINERELA, Civil Society Platform on Health, Treatment Action Movement, TAM, Initiative, Nigerian Network of Youths Against HIV/...
Benue NMA distances self from JOHESU strike

Benue NMA distances self from JOHESU strike

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The Benue State branch of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) on Saturday distanced itself from the ongoing Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) strike in the country. Dr Obekpa Obekpa, chairman, and Dr Nwaeze Chukwuemeka, Secretary of JOHESU espectively, disclosed this in a jointly signed in Makurdi. JOHESU embarked on the industrial action on April 17, demanding improved facilities, upward adjustment of CONHESS salary scale, and employment of additional health professionals. Other demands include implementation of court judgments, upward review of retirement age from 60 to 65 years, and harmonisation of salaries of all healthcare workers in the country. But, the NMA members at Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Makurdi and Benue State Teaching Hospital (BSUTH) said they were not part of t...
JOHESU: Minister Sympathises With Health Workers Involved In Road Accident

JOHESU: Minister Sympathises With Health Workers Involved In Road Accident

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The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has sympathised with members of the Joint Health Sector Union, JOHESU, who were involved in a road accident on Saturday. In a press statement released by the ministry on Sunday, the minister wished the injured JOHESU members quick recovery. Mr Adewole said that he had been in touch with the Chief Medical Directors of University of Benin Teaching Hospital, (UBTH) and Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital on the need to offer comprehensive medical attention to the injured. According to the statement signed by the Assistant Director, Press and Public Relations, Olajide Oshundun, 19 JOHESU members were involved in an accident along the Benin-Auchi road on Saturday. He said the accident victims are staff of UBTH chapter of the union. According to the sta...
Patients Dump at UCH Gates As JOHESU Strike Continues

Patients Dump at UCH Gates As JOHESU Strike Continues

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As the strike action by the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) entered its fourth week, health services at the University College Hospital (UCH), were paralysed and patients were still been dumped at the door of the hospital unattended. The chairman of JOHESU of the UCH branch, Mr. Olusegun Sotiloye, who confirmed the condition of the hospital yesterday, vowed that the industrial action would remain in force until the Federal government honoured the agreement reached with the union. Sotiloye spoke on the heels of a consultative meeting by JOHESU scheduled to hold on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in all the six geopolitical zones in the country. The meeting, it was learnt, will also review the industrial action and respond to the call by the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) on the Federal Gov...