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doctors nurses 1Doctors under the umbrella of Foreign Trained Doctors, FTDs have said that licence were specially given to them upon completion of their programme abroad to enable them practice in Nigeria and in other countries. The doctors said contrary to Dr Tajudeen Sanusi, Registrar, Medical Dental Council of Nigeria, MDCN who claimed that only 8 out of 695 doctors were given licence where they studied; said that licence from countries of graduation was one of the criteria for their registration for MDCN programme.

Kemi Adeosun Minister for FinanceNigeria has authorised Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to start the repayment of $76 million polio eradication facility to Japan. The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, made this known in Abuja on Tuesday when she received a delegation of Japanese House of Councillors Parliamentarians.

She said that the delegates were in Nigeria to assess the level of usage of Overseas Development Assistance (ODAs) extended to Nigeria since 2014.

buhariThe bills are Niger Delta Development Commission (Establishment) Amendment Act, 2017, Federal Capital Territory Water Board (Establishment) Act, 2017, National Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment (Establishment) Act, 2017, Compulsory Treatment and Care for Victims of Gunshot Act, 2017, Anti-Torture Act, 2017 and Federal Capital Appropriation Act 2017.
 
The NDDC act includes the gas producing and gas processing companies in the list of agencies that are contributing to the commission. This is in addition to funds the oil companies are providing.

2017 12large health servicesA survey conducted by Mamaye Evidence for Action (E4A) has shown that only eight out of the 27 Secondary Health Facilities in Bauchi State have functional blood banks.  E4A is a UK-funded project with focus on addressing maternal and child health challenges.

Mamaye advisor Daniel Abraham said that 19 Secondary health facilities lack functional blood banks which is grossly inadequate.

Doctors at National HospitalA yellow fever outbreak is currently ongoing in Nigeria with nine people confirmed dead from the disease, a report has said.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, in its situation report on yellow fever in the country released for the first epidemiological week in 2018 said the ailment has so far been confirmed in 12 local government areas across seven states.

Jide IdrisTo boost the delivery of qualitative healthcare in Lagos state’s general and teaching hospitals, Lagos State Government has procured N2.5 billion health equipment. Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, disclosed this in a statement issued to journalists on the ongoing efforts of the state to improve access and quality healthcare in its secondary and tertiary health facilities.

He said the equipment, which include General Out-Patient Department (OPD) equipment, Anaesthetic equipment, Theatre equipment and Laboratory equipment will apart from aiding the delivery of qualitative health services also help enhance provision of qualitative care comparable to the ones available in developed countries.

vacine februaryThe Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Primary Health Care Development Board, says plans have been concluded to immunise children against measles in February across the territory. The Acting Executive Secretary of the board, Dr Mathew Ashikeni, disclosed this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Thursday.

Ashikeni explained that children between the ages of nine and five years would be vaccinated when the exercise commence in February 8 to February 13.

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