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Day: June 6, 2019

Doctors Meet Imo Gov, Call Off Two Months’ Strike

Doctors Meet Imo Gov, Call Off Two Months’ Strike

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The Imo State chapter of the Nigeria Medical Association on Wednesday called off its two-month strike after a meeting with Governor Emeka Ihedioha. The NMA Chairman, Kyrian Duruewuru, who spoke on news after the meeting, said that the association “has called off the indefinite strike with immediate effect.” According to the chairman, the governor agreed to address the issues which made the NMA in the state to embark on the strike two months ago. Duruewuru said the NMA called off the strike so as to give the new administration the benefit of doubt that it would fix the concerns of the association.The NMA chairman said apart from the payment of full salaries which the governor promised the doctors, Ihedioha also allegedly agreed to pay three-month salary arrears owed the doctor
Tobacco Control Act: Health Ministry March on Abuja to Sensitize Public

Tobacco Control Act: Health Ministry March on Abuja to Sensitize Public

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The Federal Ministry of Health and civil society organisations have carried out a public sensitisation on Abuja streets and the popular Wuse Market with a message that violators of the National Tobacco Control, NTC, Act will face fines or jail terms. The march which held on June 3, was organised by the ministry in conjunction with the Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance, NTCA, as part of activities to mark the 2019 World No Tobacco Day on the theme Tobacco and Lung Health. Other groups that participated in the march were the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, CTFK; Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria, ERA/FoEN; Cedars Foundation; University of Abuja Smoke-Free Club, and the Nigeria Medical Association, among others. The march, which started at the popular Berger R...
Kogi Health College Gets Full Accreditation 43 Years After

Kogi Health College Gets Full Accreditation 43 Years After

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The Kogi State College of Health Sciences and Technology, Idah, has secured full accreditation of four out of its five programmes for the first time since its establishment about 43 years ago. A statement by the Provost, Dr Nuhu Solomon Anyegwu, said the college received the letter for the full accreditation from the Registrar, Medical Laboratory Science  Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) on Thursday, that four of the five departments in the college had been fully accredited. Anyegwu said the fully accredited programmes are; Health Information Management Department (5 years), Community Health Department (4 years) and Medical Laboratory Department (5 years). The Pharmacy Technician Department has already been granted approval to enlist students while initial provisional accreditation status
NAFDAC Approves Caya Diaphragm for Women in Nigeria

NAFDAC Approves Caya Diaphragm for Women in Nigeria

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has approved the marketing of the Caya contoured diaphragm and Caya Gel, making this nonhormonal family planning method choice available for women in Nigeria for the first time. This was disclosed by PATH at the ongoing Women Deliver 2019 conference taking place in Vancouver, Canada. PATH is a global organisation that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to stre
Chevron Sponsors Roll Back Malaria in Ondo Communities

Chevron Sponsors Roll Back Malaria in Ondo Communities

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In pursuance of its Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR), Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), operator of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)/Chevron Joint Venture, has taken one of its health programmes to the riverine areas of Ondo State for the benefit of the people in the area. The programme, tagged ” Roll Back Malaria” was flagged off at Ugbo in Ilaje Local Government Area of the state with an admonition to the people to maintain proper hygiene. Speaking at the ceremony, the General Manager, Policy Government & Public Affairs of Chevron Nigeria Limited, Mr. Esimaje Brikinn, said the programme was one of the CSR initiatives of the company to better the health of the people. Brikinn said CNL places the highest priority on the health and safety of its neighbouri