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A don, Prof. Christopher Obionu, on Wednesday said brain-drain had adversely affected the health sector as 50 per cent of Nigerian doctors were currently practising abroad. Obionu made the assertion during his presentation at the 36th Faculty Day Lecture at the National Postgraduate College in

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   Makurdi – The Benue House of Assembly on Wednesday passed the Benue Health Management Agency bill, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The bill, when signed into law, will facilitate the establishment of the Benue State Health Management Agency and institute a health

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  An e-medical transport mobile app that will reduce about two million avoidable deaths in the country has been unveiled in Abuja. The app, known as Amba, is an emergency response aggregator and alert system which delivers real-time medical alerts to doctors-on-call with a view

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Dubai: Aster DM Healthcare, a leading integrated health care services provider in GCC, has announced that it has entered into a partnership agreement with a leading university hospital in Nigeria. Aimed at addressing the need gaps in the Nigerian health care sector, the partnership with Afe

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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has declared a state of emergency in the nations Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector. UNICEF’s Chief WASH, Zaid Jurji who made this known during a media dialogue on Monday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, noted that in the past

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Last week, a report was released and it called attention to humanitarian crisis, manifestations of corruption and mismanagement at the federal government-owned Lagos University Teaching Hospital, (LUTH). The report released by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) noted the hospital and few other government-owned hospitals in Lagos are

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The Federal Ministry of Health of Nigeria (Federal Ministry of Health) and BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH) convened a Cancer Stakeholder meeting last week under the auspices of BVGH’s African Access Initiative (AAI) to finalize plans for a pilot cancer drug access program to combat Nigeria’s rapidly rising

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The streets of Masaga district in the northern part of Bida local government area of Niger state were adorned with a colourful display of varying designs of outfits as both the young and elderly march to different destinations for marriage ceremonies. Fridays are usually for

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The recent gas tanker explosion in Northern Nigeria continues the raise the question about the standards of health and safety in Nigeria. Emmanuel Uwalaka, Regional Administrator, Nigeria Region, of the Occupational Safety and Health Association, joins CNBC Africa to discuss safety consciousness in Nigeria.

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