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The Nigerian government is investigating the leadership crisis at the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said. Mr. Mohammed spoke on a television programme on Sunday, over a week after the health agency spiraled into fresh upheaval following

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The health records in most Nigerian hospitals have been facing some number of problems which have affected the accessibility and utilization of health information in the treatment of patients. But technology solutions may offer a way out. VICTOR OKEKE writes on this. Nwokoma’s father was at first a

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Dr. Jide Idris, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, has tasked nurses in the State health sector on the need to embrace the core values of the nursing profession in the care of patients. Idris gave this charge today during the 2018 Nurses Assembly, a

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Life expectancy in 2040 is set to rise at least a little in all nations but the rankings will change dramatically, with Spain taking the top spot while China and the United States trade places, researchers said Wednesday. With a projected average lifespan of nearly 85.8

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Minister of State for Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire has advised the media and other Stakeholders against disseminating wrong or misleading information about health issues to-the public. He gave the advice in Abuja during the workshop on tackling health misinformation organised by Africa Check with support from

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About 20 journalists were on Tuesday in Abuja trained on how to report issues surrounding Bio-safety and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO). The one-day workshop was organised by the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), a nongovernmental organisation at the forefront of the campaign against the

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The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Adewale Oke, has decried the low number of trained rheumatologists to treat musculoskeletal diseases in Nigeria. Mr Oke, a professor, made the assertion at the West African Rheumatology Conference organised by the Nigerian Society

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WHEN (young) Winner came for treatment, she was in such pain she had to be carried around. But after just two weeks, she showed significant improvement and is out of danger,” says Anyanwa Beatrice, the healthcare worker who supervised the girl’s treatment for tuberculosis at

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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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  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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