Stepping up investment in response to HIV, TB, malaria
The Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) of the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria held its 2018 retreat with call to the Federal Government to increase investment towards reducing the burden of the diseases in Nigeria.
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.
Minister seeks partnership to tackle maternal, newborn deaths
Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has called on the private sector to collaborate with government to free the nation from maternal and childhood deaths.
Reps probe Chinese ‘body part’ drugs in Nigeria
The House of Representatives yesterday ordered an immediate investigation into claims that Chinese drugs manufacturers might be smuggling medicines...
Police storm NHIS office, teargas staff, reinstate Yusuf
• NANS vows to paralyse activities on premises today • PDP criticises presidency for alleged complicity The embattled executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf, resumed work yesterday in defiance of a directive by the agency’s governing council. The council’s chairman, Dr Ifene Enyantu, had on Thursday announced the sanction, following…
NHIS boss remains in office despite suspension by governing council
The embattled Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Yusuf Usman, has allegedly vowed never to proceed on suspension
Minister at FMC reiterates commitment to revitalise sector
The Minister for Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has emphasised government’s commitment to improve the nation’s heathcare. He made the remark during his visit to Federal Medical Centre Ebute-Metta and meeting with medical directors across the country stating...
58 years of poor health services, outcomes
Nigeria, on Monday October 1, 2018, marked her 58th Independence anniversary. While the country keeps increasing in population size, with an estimated growth of over 180 million people, which positions Nigeria as the most populous black country and giant of Africa,....
The laziness of the Nigerian elite
One thing can be said about the Buhari administration: it does not shy away from explaining why the social and economic challenges of ordinary citizens is not its problem.
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...