MDCN certifies 506 foreign trained doctors to practise in Nigeria
The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), has certified and inducted new 506 foreign-trained doctors to practice medicine in the country.
Six states to benefit from N23.3b UK malaria intervention project
In a move to reduce Nigeria’s high malaria burden, the Department for International Development (DFID) is to invest £50 million (N23.376 billion) to support fund for malaria elimination in six states in the country.
Investing in cancer treatment will reduce medical tourism, says Adewole
Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, yesterday said investing in cancer treatment centres will ensure more people are treated in the country, rather than travelling outside the for treatment. Adewole said this while addressing newsmen at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital during the inspection of new cancer treatment Centre at the hospital, adding that they plan…
Painful tales of drug abuse, depression, suicide and call for urgent action
The recent household drug use survey revealed that prescription drug abuse is a fast-emerging public health problem that has led to increasing poly-drug use amongst drug dependent persons.
‘With BHPF people do not have to pay for healthcare when they are in need’
Some things have dramatically changed. We are going to see new innovations. We are going to see Mr. President flagging off the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund (BHPF), which is unique. The BHPF is in the National Health Act (NHC) but the implementation is unique.
Why 50% of Nigeria-trained doctors practise abroad, by minister
Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has offered reasons why about 50 per cent of Nigerian trained doctors are either practicing abroad, not practicing at all or are dead.Speaking in an interview with The Guardian, he noted that not all doctors could be specialists .....
Doctors seek minister’s intervention over looming strike
Doctors at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) have urged the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, to intervene and avert disruption of services at the institution.
The Yusuf Saga
The Professor Usman Yusuf saga is obviously sapping the energy and the health of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) of which he is the Executive Secretary.