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Resident Doctors on strikeThree weeks ago, the Federal Government chose to be decisive and confrontational by speaking out on the air of arrogance and impunity flaunted by medical personnel under full government employment.

Realising how much the latter had taken advantage of their professional calling in the country to armtwist them into what it should ordinarily not agree to, the Federal Government took the bold step by ordering them to henceforth restrict their practice to the body that pays their bills or lose their jobs.

Monkey Pox victimThe United Nations Childrens Fund, UNICEF Wednesday said that with the recent 2 cases reported in Benue State yesterday, the number of cases so far recorded in Nigeria since the outbreak of the diseases now stands at 94 suspected cases with only 9 confirmed.

UNICEF Health Specialist, Dr. Eghe Abe during a One day Advocacy meeting with media executives in Southern States on Monkey Pox held in Uyo Akwa Ibom state stated that though no death have been recorded, the virus is spreading which requires urgent attention.

senate 690x449The need to revitalise Federal Government-owned hospitals on Tuesday caught the attention of the Senate as the lawmakers charged the Finance Ministry to prioritise release of funds to the Ministry of Health.

This followed a motion sponsored by Monsurat Sumonu, Oyo-APC, which seeks to improve the condition of Federal Government-owned hospitals across the country.

onal Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control NAFDAC logoThe National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and Rivers State Traders and Market Women Association (RSTMWA) has resolved to partner with each other to check the incidence of fake and counterfeit products in stores and market in Rivers State.

That agreement was reached on Tuesday during a courtesy visit by the executives of RSTMWA to the South-South Zonal NAFDAC in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

Vaccination Though there has been a substantial decline in global measles death, Nigeria still tops the chart of number of children not vaccinated against measles. A new report published by the World Health Organisation indicates that 20.8 million children worldwide are still missing their first measles vaccine dose and more than half of these unvaccinated children live in six countries.

In a joint press statement sponsored by CDC/GAVI/UNICEF and WHO on the report, they noted that in spite of the substantial decline of global measles death, a lot still needs to be done.

canada flagThe Canadian government has earmarked $3.5 billion to advance the health of women and children in Nigeria, Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Christopher Thorney has said.

Mr. Thorney made this known during the Multi-Country Dissemination of the Rapid Access Expansion (RAcE) Project on Integrated Community Case Management of Childhood Illnesses (iCCM) in Abuja on Tuesday.

World Health Organization WHOThe Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Kaduna State branch has applauded the contribution of the federal, state government alongside development partners such as the World Health Organisation (WHO) United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and a host of other stakeholders in the provision of vaccination services across the country.
 
Meanwhile, the medical umbrella body has also lamented the decline in immunization coverage in Nigeria with its attendant implications on the future of the country if not addressed.

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