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Nigerian CSOs, NASS disagree on NGO Bill

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Not-for-Profit Organisations (NPOs) are strongly opposed to a bill in the House of Representatives seeking to establish Non-Governmental Organizations Regulatory Commission. At an interactive meeting

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World Hepatitis Day: Ooni to lead campaign

● As government renews commitment to defeat scourge ABUJA – The Federal Government has named Ooni of Ife, His Royal Majesty, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja II) Royal Ambassador against hepatitis.

FG considers pruning hospital bills, other measures to reduce maternal deaths

● Sets up Task Force The Federal Goveenment is considering a reduction of bills in public hospitals and the re-introduction of conditional cash transfer for women who access health facilities

No killer anti-malaria drug in Nigeria – NAFDAC

• Says Senate’s list of 42 drugs banned by EU are monotherapies already phased out in the country The National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) today reacted

UNAIDS congratulates Swaziland over 73% viral load suppression among adults with HIV

• Also on reduction of HIV incidence between 2011 and 2016 GENEVA – The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has congratulated the Kingdom of Swaziland over findings showing

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How Family Planning averts 46,000 unsafe abortions in Lagos – Family Health Director

• Also prevents 143,000 unintended pregnancies, 800 maternal deaths • 600,000 women currently using contraceptives in the state No fewer than 600,000 women are currently using a modern method of

‘Impression out there is that NHIS can never work’ – Acting ES

• Vows to change perception ABUJA – The Acting Executive Secretary, National Health Insurance Scheme, Attahiru Ibrahim, has taken full control of the organization, days after his predecessor, Prof Usman

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WHO estimates cost of reaching global health targets by 2030

17 JULY 2017 | GENEVA – The SDG Health Price Tag, published today in The Lancet Global Health, estimates the costs and benefits of progressively expanding health services in order

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Security operatives take over NHIS

• Health minister suspends additional 8 key officers ABUJA – A Combined team of security operatives have taken over the headquarters and annex office of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS),

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Heineken Foundation, Nigerian Breweries donate neo natal equipment to LUTH

Heineken Africa Foundation (HAF) in collaboration with Nigerian Breweries Plc (NB Plc) on Thursday, July 13, commissioned an upgraded neo natal ward at the Lagos University Teaching hospital, LUTH. The

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Law makers opt for balanced approach responses to drug control

Members of the Senate and House committees of the National Assembly on Narcotics and Drugs have restated their commitment and resolve to strengthen Nigeria’s response to drugs and related organised

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Health Journalists urge FG to fully implement National Health Act

• Seek allocation of 1% Consolidated Revenue Fund for health sector ABUJA – Health Correspondents, under the aegis of Association of Nigeria Health Journalists (ANHEJ) have appealed to the Federal

Osotimehin’s attitude toward female gender began from home – Wife

…Joins FG, UN to celebrate life of late UNFPA icon ABUJA – The attitude of late former Minister of Health and Executive-Director, United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, Prof Babatunde Osotimehin,

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Gonorrhoea is becoming untreatable, WHO warns

Gonorrhoea infections are increasing, but doctors are running out of antibiotics that can fight the increasingly resistant bacteria causing the sexual disease, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned on Friday.

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World Population Day shifts attention to Family Planning

● Health Minister restates commitment to quality FP service delivery at all levels of health care ● NURHI calls for more funding of services Issues of family planning and improved

Vaccine against polio, child-killer diseases safe – Sultan of Sokoto affirms

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Saturday reaffirmed that vaccines for polio and other child-killer diseases are safe and Islamic. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Sultan

“Get It Together” radio programmes back on air

● To air in Kaduna, Lagos and Oyo States “Get It Together”, The Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI 2) popular family planning programmes, are back on air. According to

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Lagos moves to domesticate Task-Shifting, Sharing of health services

• Health professionals work together to draft policy In its usual quest for excellence and efficiency in its health system, the Lagos State Ministry of Health with its consulting team

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FG sets up emergency centre for routine immunisation

The Federal Government on Monday set up an Emergency Centre that would help coordinate routine immunization programmes for the country. The centre, National Emergency Routine Immunization Coordination Centre (NERICC) will

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Congo now Ebola free – Minister

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has officially declared its month Ebola outbreak over on Saturday after 42 days without recording a new case of the virus. “I declare on this

Breaking: Health Ministry on fire

• Spokesperson8 says no damage recorded, fire successfully put off ABUJA – The building housing the Federal Ministry of Health at the Federal Secretariat in Abuja is currently on fire.

Lagos holds MNCH Week

• Promises ‘robust integrated services’ to citizens from July 3 to 7 As part of its commitments towards improving maternal health indices in the State and the reduction of child

Japan donates ambulances to Nigeria

…Pledges more in 2018 ABUJA – The Federal Government on Friday received 31 ambulances from the Government of Japan. The donation, aimed at improving health care services in public health

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Understanding and tracking your blood pressure

Blood pressure is an important part of everyone’s health, because high blood pressure contributes to many forms of cardiovascular diseases. It benefits everyone to understand and monitor their blood pressure.

FG approves enrolment of NYSC members into NHIS

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved the enrolment of members of the National Youth Service Corps Scheme (NYSC) into the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to guarantee them