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
The National Association of Community Health Practitioners of Nigeria (NACHPN) has called on the National Assembly and all relevant stakeholders to improve allocation to the health sector in the proposed 2018 budget. The association said the allocation for health in the 2018 budget cannot adequately take care of the health of Nigerians. The community health practitioners made the call yesterday during a briefing organized by the PACFaH@Scale coalition in Abuja. PACFaH@Scale is a new project implemented by civil society organisations, following the end of PACFaH project this year, and will run from 2017 to 2022. The sum of N340billion is proposed for the health sector in the 2018 national budget. Comrade Akor Okechukwu, National President of the association and Ibama As...
Worried by the poor state of health facilities in the country, the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), has urged government to upgrade the facilities. President of the NANNM, Mr. Abdulrafiu Adeniji, who disclosed this during the International Day of Midwives in Abuja, said the development has hindered midwifery practice in the country and prevented nurses from performing their functions effectively. Lamenting the disharmony in the health sector, he said doom was imminent if the situation is not effectively tackled. “Health is a multi-disciplinary industry that recognises the unique practice within the profession. Neglecting and underrating nurses has plunged Nigeria into the abyss,” Adeniyi noted. Also speaking, the NANNM National Chairperson,
To reduce the risk of transmission of both hepatitis B and C as well as Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), a Non-Governmental Organisation, Centre for Initiative and Development (CFID), on Tuesday embarked on the training of no fewer than 400 Health Care Workers on injection safety. The Health Care Workers who would all embark on free hepatitis test, as noticed by The Guardian are drawn from six out of the 16 local councils of Taraba State. Speaking at the two day workshop which took place yesterday in Jalingo and was organized by the CFID in collaboration with the Gilead Sciences, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CFID, Danjuma Adda, said the trained 4000 health care workers would in turn train “ 15,000 community members on the six local
Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has approved a 5% pay rise for health workers in the state, including laboratory technicians, nurses and midwives. The government had earlier this month also raised doctors’ pay by 5%. He announced the increase when he received members of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) who visited him at Government House in Benin City yesterday. “We are burdened not only by the low price of crude oil, we are also saddled by massive looting and diversion from public treasury at the federal level. If you have been reading the news as I have done, both print and electronic, it is now established that the NNPC did not remit as much as N3.2 trillion to the federation account under Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Minister of Finance and these bare the issues