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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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   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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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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The federal government has assured Nigerians of its commitment to take further measures toward ensuring and improving the storage sections in health facilities in the country through Public Private Partnership (PPP). The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, gave the assurance when the Director-General of Infrastructure Concession

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The Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday approved a N6.01 trillion National Strategic Health Development Plan II. The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, disclosed this when he briefed journalists at the end of the council’s meeting chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential villa,

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There was a time Environmental and Public Health Officers would go from house to house to monitor residents’ compliance with environmental and public hygiene regulations. Local government authorities would deploy inspectors for regular checks to safeguard public safety. That era seems gone, but speakers at a

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Nigeria has continued to grapple with the unending disharmony and unhealthy rivalry among healthcare practitioners, which is said to have contributed to the dysfunctional health system. The key drivers of the dispute have been listed to include the struggle for superiority, struggle for leadership positions; and

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The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) has given its nod to fresh 120 medical doctors trained at the College of Health Sciences of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, to practise medicine and surgery. The council’s Registrar, Dr. Tajudeen Adisa Sanusi, inducted

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“There is the need for government to review the NHIS Act as this would allow all Nigerians to enroll in NHIS. Now, for instance, many of the enrollees go to private hospitals because the Act has not been reviewed. “I can assure you by the

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