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Day: March 29, 2019

Health Workers to Buhari: Don’t Appoint only Doctors as Ministers of Health

Health Workers to Buhari: Don’t Appoint only Doctors as Ministers of Health

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The Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) has warned President Muhammadu Buhari on the need to avoid past mistakes in his appointment of ministers, especially as it concerns the ministry of Health. MHWUN urged the president not to appoint only Medical Doctors as Ministers of Health. In the current dispensation, the two ministers of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole and Dr. Osagie Ehinare are both medical doctors and not until recently, the permanent secretary of the ministry was also a medical doctor. Nigerians are looking forward towards appointment of new ministers as the president sets to commence his second term in office on 29th May 2019. The first term of the Buhari administration is expected to wind down on 29th May, 2019 and he is expected to dissolve his cabinet...
Health Minister Lays Foundation for Lions Club Dialysis Centre at LUTH

Health Minister Lays Foundation for Lions Club Dialysis Centre at LUTH

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The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, Thursday laid the foundation for the construction of a state-of-the art dialysis centre at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi Araba, which is being built by the Lions Club International in honour of the departed member of the club and past District Governor, District 4041A, Lion Isaac Olusola Dada. The facility named ‘Lion Isaac Olusola Dada Dialysis Centre’is in fulfilment of the dream of Dada, who had proposed during his time as the District Governor to build a dialysis centre as his legacy project in the hospital and in Lagos State to serve special health needs of the people. Adewole who was the guest of honour at the foundation laying ceremony of the facility was represented by the Chief Medical Director of LUTH, P
Return Management of Institutions to Hospital Administrators, Health Workers Tell FG 0

Return Management of Institutions to Hospital Administrators, Health Workers Tell FG 0

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The Medical and Health Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) has called on the federal government to return the management of health institutions to hospital administrators. National President of the union, Comrade Biobelemoye Joy Josiah made the call yesterday during the 10th National delegates conference of the union in Abuja. He said doing so would revitalise healthcare delivery in the country. Comrade Josiah said the healthcare system of the country continues to face challenges because of government’s mistake of handing over the management of the health system to just one professional group as well as attempts to privatise the health industry particularly tertiary health institutions. “As long as the appointment of Ministers of Health and the chief executives of health instit
Tuberculosis Kills 4,500 Nigerians Daily – Prof Lawson

Tuberculosis Kills 4,500 Nigerians Daily – Prof Lawson

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The Board Chair of Stop TB Partnership Nigeria, Professor Lovett Lawson, said tuberculosis is preventable and curable but yet kills at least 4,500 per day, and 18 Nigerians every minute. He said the rate of TB decline which is currently about 1.5 percent would need to increase dramatically to about 10 percent by 2025 globally if the disease is to end TB by 2030. He said it is time for leaders to step up action to diagnose and treat 40 million people with TB by 2022 as agreed by heads of states at the United Nations High-Level Meeting on TB. The expert disclosed this at a gala nite for TB champions and survivors organised by Stop TB Partnership in Abuja. The special guest at the event, wife of the president, Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, called on the Federal Ministry of Health a...
Ebola Disbelief Widespread in DR Congo Hotspots

Ebola Disbelief Widespread in DR Congo Hotspots

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More than a quarter of people surveyed in Ebola-hit areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo told researchers they do not believe the disease exists. Some 36% of respondents also believed that the disease had been fabricated to destabilise the country. The authors of the study said this mistrust was a factor in prolonging the epidemic. The current outbreak started in August and more than 600 people have died, according to the health ministry. More than 1,000 people have contracted the virus during the current outbreak, which is the second-largest ever recorded. The study for journal, Lancet Infectious Diseases, surveyed 961 people in the central Congolese cities of Beni and Butembo. Election officials cited the Ebola outbreak as a reason to cancel the December presidential e...