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Gov Oyetola inaugurates governing boards for Osun health insurance agency, primary healthcare

Gov Oyetola inaugurates governing boards for Osun health insurance agency, primary healthcare

  The Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, on Friday, inaugurated the Governing Boards of Osun Health Insurance Agency and Osun Primary Healthcare Board. He said the boards were inaugurated as part of the administration’s commitment to ensure quality, qualitative, affordable and accessible healthcare delivery to the people of the state. This was even as the governor charged members of the ... Read More »

Osun residents applaud Oyetola’s commitment to health sector

Osun residents applaud Oyetola’s commitment to health sector

  …As gov inaugurates another 10 PHCs The Osun State residents on Tuesday, applauded the administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola for being committed to their welfare. This is even as they have promised to vote overwhelmingly for the governor and the party in future elections, as a show of appreciation for the good work the governor is doing. Of the ... Read More »

Zulum assures of prompt payment of counterpart funds to end polio in Borno

Zulum assures of prompt payment of counterpart funds to end polio in Borno

  BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has assured members of Bill/Melinder Gate and Dangote Foundations for prompt payments of counterpart funding for the routine immunization exercise in the state to rid the state off polio free. The governor gave this assurance on Monday during a meeting with the delegation at the government house Maiduguri. ... Read More »

FG Commences Release of Funds to State Social Health Insurance Agencies

FG Commences Release of Funds to State Social Health Insurance Agencies

Federal Government has commenced the release of funds to state social health insurance agencies for the provision of much needed health services to all Nigerians especially the vulnerable populations The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire disclosed this at the official launch of the first transfer of Basic Health Care provision Fund (BHCPF) to the state Social Health Insurance Agencies ... Read More »

Artificial wombs: The coming era of motherless births? By David Warmflash

Artificial wombs: The coming era of motherless births? By David Warmflash

  Scientifically, it’s called ectogenesis, a term coined by J.B.S. Haldane in 1924. A hugely influential science popularizer, Haldane did for his generation what Carl Sagan did later in the century. He got people thinking and talking about the implications of science and technology on our civilization, and did not shy away from inventing new words in order to do ... Read More »

Gov Abiodun approves importation of vital medical equipment for General Hospital, Abeokuta

Gov Abiodun approves importation of vital medical equipment for General Hospital, Abeokuta

  L-R: Alake of Egbaland, Gov Abiodun* The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has disclosed that the state government in its resolve to make the health sector in the state an envy of all, has approved the importation of some vital medical equipments that the state hospital lacks, adding that he has approved the importation of the medical equipments ... Read More »

Toyota plans advanced medical diagnostics centre in Nigeria

Toyota plans advanced medical diagnostics centre in Nigeria

  *President Buhari with R-L: Senior Managing Executive Officer Toyota Tsusho Corporation Mr Minoru Murata, President and CEO Ichiro Kashitani and Senior Managing Executive Officer Mr Richard Bielle shortly after a meeting with Management of Toyota Tsusho Corporation in Yokohama Japan* Toyota Tsusho, a part of the Toyota conglomerate, has indicated interest in sectors like energy, healthcare and automobiles, saying ... Read More »

BORNO NSHIP -AF BEGINS TRAINING OF ENUMERATORS FOR MAPPING OF HFs AHEAD OF NEW SCALE- UP IN LGAs

BORNO NSHIP -AF BEGINS TRAINING OF ENUMERATORS FOR MAPPING OF HFs AHEAD OF NEW SCALE- UP IN LGAs

BY INUSA NDAHI, MADUGURI Borno State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BOSPHCDA) under the leadership of the Executive Director,  Dr. Sule Meleh and Nigeria State Health Investment project- Additional Financing (NSHIP-AF) under the Project Coordinator, Hajiya Habiba Saidu on Monday flagged off a 2-Day Mapping Training for Enumerators working with Health Facilities (HFs) across some Local Government  Areas for the ... Read More »

NAHCON delegation assesses Nigerian clinics in Makkah

NAHCON delegation assesses Nigerian clinics in Makkah

  By Fatima Sanda Usara A delegation of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) comprising board members, senior management staff and journalists on Sunday, 18th August, visited seven Nigerian clinics within Makkah to assess the level of their operations. Chief Doctor, Dr Usman Galadima, took the team, headed by board member representing Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Nura Rimi, round ... Read More »

Proposed health sector reforms won’t involve government divestment  –  BPE

Proposed health sector reforms won’t involve government divestment – BPE

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Mr. Alex A. Okoh, has assured the nation that the proposed reforms in the health sector being canvassed by the agency would not involve divestiture of the Government from any health facility. He explained that the reforms would entail a repositioning of the health sector to ... Read More »

Sanwo-Olu kicks off free healthcare for children

Sanwo-Olu kicks off free healthcare for children

  L-R: Dr (Mrs) Sanwo-Olu (middle) , wife of Lagos State Governor; Dr Hamzat, Lagos State Deputy Governor* Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday, flagged off a free healthcare programme aimed at combating organ impairment and life-threatening ailments in children. The initiative tagged “Healthy Bee Project” is a component of the Governor’s development agenda to reposition healthcare and ... Read More »

Midnight visit:  Gov Zulum suspends medical director, 4 doctors

Midnight visit: Gov Zulum suspends medical director, 4 doctors

By Inusa Ndahi, Maiduguri Following his midnight visits to two hospitals in Maiduguri on Monday, Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has directed the immediate ‎suspension of the medical director at the Umaru Shehu Ultra-Modern Hospital alongside four medical doctors who were absent while they were supposed to be on call. The Governor had visited the state specialist and Umaru ... Read More »

Borno Gov shows up 2midnight in hospitals, finds all doctors ‎on call duty absent (See pictures)

Borno Gov shows up 2midnight in hospitals, finds all doctors ‎on call duty absent (See pictures)

  Although medical doctors normally address health troubles, this time around, some doctors are the ones in trouble after Borno’s Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum showed up 2am at the State Specialist and Umaru Shehu hospitals, both in Maiduguri. The Governor found out that none of the medical doctors on duty, was available at Umaru Shehu even as one of ... Read More »

Ekiti Sets For National Wash Quiz Competition

Ekiti Sets For National Wash Quiz Competition

..As SUBEB  Pry Sch. Emerges To Represent State *Winners at WASH quiz competition flanked by their teachers* By Adewumi Ademiju, Ado -Ekiti In preparation for National Quiz Competition on Water /Sanitation Hygenine (WASH) the Ekiti state primary school pupils have  been geared up towards participation in the contest. The National Consultant WASH Sanitation in Abuja ,Mr Olajide Dada said the WASH ... Read More »

Polio: Bill Gates applaud Borno’s efforts in video conference

Polio: Bill Gates applaud Borno’s efforts in video conference

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI The efforts of Borno State in the fight against polio “is impressive” even in the face of insurgency challenges, Mr Bill Gates, who co-chairs the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, said on Friday, while seating next to Alhaji Aliko Dangote at the Gates foundation’s headquarters in Seattle, United States. The billionaire businesses men and philanthropists took ... Read More »

We won’t fold our arms and allow OOU Teaching Hospital continue to rot away, Gov Abiodun vows

We won’t fold our arms and allow OOU Teaching Hospital continue to rot away, Gov Abiodun vows

        The Ogun State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has said that his administration would not fold its arms and allow the Olabisi Onabanjo University teaching hospital to continue to rot away as it was poised to reposition the hospital to a world class medical facility. Prince Abiodun who made this known in his office at Oke- Mosan, ... Read More »

BORNO NSHIP: Gov Zulum, FG Commended On Essential Drug Management

BORNO NSHIP: Gov Zulum, FG Commended On Essential Drug Management

  *Gov Zulum* BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Borno State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BoSPHCDA), through the Nigeria State Health Investment Project -Additional Financing (NSHIP-AF), a World Bank assisted project has commended Governor Babagana Zulum and the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) for their commitment in health care delivery services, especially in choosing Borno to be the first ... Read More »

Hajj: Saudi health authorities ask pilgrims to avoid contact with camels, set medical regulations on diseases

Hajj: Saudi health authorities ask pilgrims to avoid contact with camels, set medical regulations on diseases

  Kingdomm of Saudi Arabia (KSA)’s Ministry of Health has issued health regulatory guidelines for Hajj and Umrah pilgrims and other travellers into the Kingdom for the 1440 Hajj season. Specifically, Pilgrims and other travellers were warned against contact with animals, especially camels, and shunning untreated milk as well as half cooked meat. The advisory was contained in a press ... Read More »

Catholic Doctors Seek Urgent Solution To Drug Abuse In Nigeria

Catholic Doctors Seek Urgent Solution To Drug Abuse In Nigeria

Bola Owolola Association of Catholic Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (ACMPN) has urged the Federal government and all citizens of the country to step up the fight against all forms of drug abuse and misuse within the country. The renewed war against drug abuse by the medical practitioners was part of critical issues deliberated upon at the weekend during this year’s ... Read More »

The Companion: Free Health Screening At National Discourse On Agriculture As Muslim Group Harps On Healthy Living

The Companion: Free Health Screening At National Discourse On Agriculture As Muslim Group Harps On Healthy Living

Nigerians have been urged not to compromise their health and well being despite challenging economic situation. The Amir of The Companion, Alhaji Wale Sonaike, gave the advice while updating stakeholders on the line up of activities for the forthcoming National Discourse of his group. He said the best source of health and well being is food, which explains why the ... Read More »