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Health Workers Demand Sack of Health Minister

Health Workers Demand Sack of Health Minister

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The Medical Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) have called for the sack of the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole over the lingering strike in the health sector. This call was made on Wednesday in Gombe, by the General Secretary of the Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals, Comrade Obisesan Oluwatuyi, after a meeting with members of the association.   He said the minister lacks the capacity to handle the affairs of the ministry and become impediment to resolving the crisis in the health sector.   Comrade Oluwatuyi said Professor Adewole who happened to be a Medical Doctor is fueling the strike action, “he operates with sentiment and his focus is to favour Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) than any other health union. He said they would continue with
Human Mouth Useful For Detecting Early Signs Of Endemic Diseases, Health Minister

Human Mouth Useful For Detecting Early Signs Of Endemic Diseases, Health Minister

Dental Health, NEWS
The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole has revealed that the mouth is the gateway to the body since it serves as a useful tool in detecting early signs and symptoms of endemic diseases such as HIV/AIDS, measles, syphilis and diabetes. He made this known at a press briefing to commemorate the 6th Edition of the National Oral Health Week, held at the Conference Room of the Federal Ministry of Health,  Abuja. According to him, “Oral health is essentially an integral part of overall health. An unhealthy mouth according to researchers may reveal medical complications like increased risk of heart attach, stroke, poorly controlled diabetes mellitus and preterm labour, pain, discomfort and anxiety.” Prof Adewole stressed that oral health diseases affect the overall productivity o
Presidency, Health Minister, Others to Attend World Mental Health Day Symposium

Presidency, Health Minister, Others to Attend World Mental Health Day Symposium

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The third annual World Mental Health Day symposium would hold in Abuja on October 9, at the Ladi Kwali Conference Centre, Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. The conference would be hosted by Novo Health Africa a Health Maintenance Organisation (HMO), in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health and other partners. Among those slated to attend the event are officials from the presidency, the Senate and health professionals from different sectors. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Folorunso Adewole, would deliver a keynote address at the symposium. According to Adewole, there was a 59 per cent increase in 2016, in the demand for mental health services at the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba. He said: “Considering also that most of us spend a huge percentage of our time a
Suspension: NHIS Boss Defies Osinbajo, Health Minister

Suspension: NHIS Boss Defies Osinbajo, Health Minister

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Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme NHIS Prof Usman Yusuf has rejected the suspension order slammed on him by the Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, a decision approved by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo. Usman who came on board as NHIS boss last year, was given a marching order by Adewole, to proceed on suspension for three months following mounting petitions against  him on alleged fraudulent practices and nepotism by concerned groups.  The letter suspending Yusuf, who hails from the same state as President Muhammadu Buhari, was given to him on July 6, 2017, directing him to go on three months suspension to pave the way for an independent probe of the mountains of petitions against him.  In the three paragraph letter entitled “Suspension from Office”
Reps Summon Health Minister, NAFDAC DG Over Beverage Packages

Reps Summon Health Minister, NAFDAC DG Over Beverage Packages

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The House of Representatives on Wednesday summoned the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, to appear before it to explain likely effects of using plastic containers to package foods and beverages. Also, Yetunde Oni, the acting Director-General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, was summoned to appear before the house. The decision was sequel to a motion by Rep. Sergius Ogun (Edo-PDP) entitled: “Need to Regulate the Use of Bisphenol “A”(BPA) Plastics in the Production of Bottled Water”. Moving the motion, Ogun expressed concern over the effects of drinking water in plastic containers that had been left under the sun or near a heat source, which had been linked to degenerative diseases. He explained that plastics were hydrocarbons obtained from cr
Unwanted pregnancy mainly caused by wrong use of contraceptives

Unwanted pregnancy mainly caused by wrong use of contraceptives

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The major cause of unwanted pregnancy is improper use of contraceptives, Nigeria’s health minister has said. Isaac Adewole, disclosed this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, recently in Abuja. Mr. Adewole,  a professor of  gynaecology, reacted to complaints over the high rate of unwanted pregnancies allegedly caused by contraceptives failure. He described contraceptives as methods, devices or drugs that could prevent conception. “Contraceptive-failure, if you use it well, rarely fails. Very rarely will an unwanted pregnancy come from contraceptive-failure; it comes from user-failure,” NAN quotes the don as saying. “There are different methods of using contraceptives: the use of hormone medications, intrauterine contraceptive devices, barrier contraception,
Dissecting the Honourable Minister – Why the Cap Fits

Dissecting the Honourable Minister – Why the Cap Fits

Amazing Health Discoveries, Interviews, NEWS
Isaac Folorunso Adewole is a professor of Gynaecology and Obstetrics; he was born on May 5, 1954 at Ilesa, an old town in Osun State. He attended Ogudu Methodist Primary School, Ilesa in 1960, where he spent just one year, and then Methodist School 1, Oke Ado, Ibadan where he also spent one year before finally completing his primary education at St. Mathias Demonstration School, Akure. Adewole later attended Ilesa Grammar School where he obtained a Grade 1 certificate with Distinction in 1970, and later a Higher School Certificate (HSC) in 1972 from the same school. On October 1973, he enrolled at the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan and obtained an MBBS degree from the college where he also won the Glaxo Allenbury prize for outstanding performance in Paediatrics in 1978. He late