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resident doctorsAt least half of the world’s population cannot afford essential health services even as a large number of households are being pushed daily into poverty each year, indicates a new report from the World Bank and World Health Organisation, WHO.

In demographics, the global population is the total number of humans currently living. The world population was estimated to have reached 7.6 billion as at October 2017. The United Nations estimates it will further increase to 11.2 billion by the year 2100.

NASS 2Barely few weeks after the State House Clinic shot into limelight over lack of drugs, similar allegation is rocking the National Assembly Clinic. The National Assembly Clinic caters for lawmakers, their aides and families.

Checks revealed that the hospital has recorded malfeasance, including scarcity of drugs, disappearance of medical items which are allegedly diverted to private pharmacies.

unicefThe United Nation Children Fund (UNICEF) said it has expended about two hundred million naira (N200, 000, 000) in its effort towards addressing cases of HIV/AIDs among adolescents in Kaduna State.

The officer in-charge of UNICEF Field Office, Kaduna, Dr Idris Baba, who disclosed this also informed that the organisation has equally scaled up support to tackle high HIV prevalence among adolescents in seven local government areas of Kaduna State.

WHO2The country representative of World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Wondimagegnehu Alemu, has commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for nurturing the sustained health programmes that have made Enugu State Polio-free. 
 
Alemu made the assertion at the Enugu State zonal immunization campaign tour organized recently by the wife of the governor, Mrs. Monica Ugwuanyi, in collaboration with the organization in Nsukka, Udi and Nkwo Nike respectively. 

Minister Health Professor Isaac AdewoleThe professional rivalry in the Nigerian health sector is threatening to boil over as other unions in the sector have accused the ministry of showing blatant favouritism to medical doctors, and have passed a vote of no confidence on the minister, Isaac Adewole.

In a press statement on Monday, the Joint Health Sector Union and Assembly of Health Care Professionals, JOHESU/AHPA, demanded a restructuring of the ministry to accommodate allied health professionals in the political leadership of the sector.

Federal Medical Centre AbujaThe Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, MDCN is yet to disclose details of its investigation into a case of alleged medical negligence involving the Federal Medical Centre, Abuja, for over one year.

PREMIUM TIMES had in December 2016 reported how the FMC allegedly engaged in acts of medical negligence resulting in the deaths of some patients, including 29-year-old Sandra David, who underwent a gall bladder correctional surgery in June 2016, and three other children who died at birth.

images 28The Borno State Government has scaled up Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) testing and treatment services at 264 health centres and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps to achieve United Nations’ AIDS strategy of 90:90: 90 by 2030.
 
Also, the Yobe State Agency for the control of AIDS (YOSACA) has commenced the expansion of HIV testing services to 178 political wards across the state to achieve United Nations’ AIDS strategy of 90: 90: 90 by 2030.

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