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Doctors in Training Some newly-inducted doctors at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, have called on government at all levels to provide adequate facilities and personnel toward a robust healthcare system in the country.
In separate interviews with the News men in Lagos, the new doctors said such step would also reduce incessant strikes among health and medical workers. One of the inductees, Dr Maryam Abdulfatah, said remuneration was too big for medical doctors considering the rigours and long period of studentship they passed through in school.

House of Reps NigeriaThe House of Representatives has urged the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) to take urgent steps in controlling malaria epidemic in Kano State. This is as it said the programme should be aimed towards taking proactive measures in order to be better prepared and bring emergency situation such as the one in Kano under control.

The resolution was contained in a motion of urgent public importance moved by Hon. Abubakar Nuhu Danburam.


The Honourable Minister, 3rd October, 2017
Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment,
Federal Secretariat,

The recent letter from the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) to your office with the above caption refers. The Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria (AHAPN) is the umbrella of all Pharmacists that work in hospitals (government and private) and administrative positions such as Ministry of Health (both State and Federal), regulatory agencies such as NAFDAC, Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) and others.

UnicefA global UNICEF report, launched in Abuja yesterday, shows that Nigeria is putting its children at risk of under-development, both physically and mentally, because critical national policies are not providing an adequate foundation for their growth.

The UNICEF report, Early Moments Matter for Every Child, outlines three policies that can give parents the time and resources needed to support their young children’s healthy development. Unicef The recommended policies are: two years of free pre-primary education; six months of paid maternity leave; and four weeks of paid paternity leave.

National HospitalBarely 10 days after the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) called off their strike, National Hospital Abuja is facing a total grounding of health activities due to health workers strike.

Health workers under the aegis of Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) had commenced strike on September 21, 2017 citing lack of commitment on the side of the federal government to improving health infrastructure and welfare of workers.

doctor protestThere appears not to be any headway in the negotiation between the Federal Government and the striking health workers in the country.

At the end of their reconciliation meeting in Abuja, which was chaired by the Federal Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige and Health Minister, Issac Adewole, both parties differed over the legality of the ongoing industrial action by the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU).

WHOThe World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday said dangerous methods were used in nearly half of the 55.7 million abortions carried out each year globally.  A WHO study shows that anti-abortion laws raise health risks for women. 
According to research by WHO and the Guttmacher Institute, a U.S. reproductive health think tank, almost all of the 25.5 million unsafe abortions are happening in developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. 

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