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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 National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) says Nigeria may be certified polio-free in the next 11 months, if access to insecure areas in Borno State and some parts of the North-East, improves. Faisal Shuaib, Executive Director, NPHCDA, disclosed this on Monday in Abuja

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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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A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Medicaid Cancer Foundation has urged government at all level to increase development in the health sector to reduce foreign medical tourism. Co-fundraiser and Supporter of the foundation, Mrs. Aisha Coker, made the call at the “Walk Away from Cancer” event on Saturday

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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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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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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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Worried about the vulnerability of the girl-child in urban slums of Nigeria, medical experts have called on the government, corporate organisations and well-meaning Nigerians to deliberately and consistently for them. The call was made at a One- Day Sexual Reproductive Health Community Forum for Out –Of-

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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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