COVID-19 : NMA writes President Buhari over situation in Kogi state, seeks intervention
The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has expressed worries over the way and manner the Kogi State government is handling the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to call the State Governor and his officials to order immediately and also issue an order granting unfettered access and protection to NCDC officials into Kogi State and do all that is necessary to contain COVID-19.
How malaria increases death risk in COVID-19 patients, by experts
As the world grapples with the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, experts have warned that malaria infection is increasingly responsible for Nigerians dying from the pandemic and vice-versa, since about 97 per cent of the population is at risk of the mosquito-borne infection.
FG under pressure to close borders over coronavirus
The announcement by the Federal Ministry of Health yesterday of a new case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria has intensified calls on the Federal Government to impose travel restrictions at the country’s entry points.
Again, to save Nigeria’s health sector!
A recent update by the President of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Dr. Francis Faduyile that out of the 75,000 Nigerian doctors registered with NMA, over 33,000 have left the country, leaving behind only about 42,000.....
Doctors fault foreign medical trips by Buhari, El-Zakzaky
Medical doctors in the country have faulted the recent medical trips embarked upon by prominent citizens on the premise that the disease conditions could be managed...
Agenda for next health minister
Who is fit to be the next health minister? What should be his or her qualification? What should the next minister focus on to revive the ailing sector?
Nigeria groans as medical professionals’ emigration worsens
Nigeria is among the top 13th African countries that their citizens want to emigrate to Europe and other nations on account of poverty and or hardship with 31 percent rate, says a survey conducted by Afrobarometer.
Government unable to solve healthcare problem, says NMA president
It is no longer news to the Nigerian system that any new government that takes over power promises to place healthcare as priority among other sectors in the country.Nigeria’s health situation continues to be of growing concern with various statistics revealing the country...
Health system can’t contain casualties of political upheaval, NMA warns
Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has raised the alarm over the inability of the country's health system to accommodate the casualties of political upheaval.The association noted that inflammatory statements by top political actors could stoke conflicts that could lead to communal clashes and attendant mass casualties.