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Nigerian Medical Association NMAThe Rivers State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association has expressed concern over the shortage of manpower in the state. The NMA also expressed worry over the low enrolment of students into the medical field, noting that the situation was affecting the medical profession.
 
The state Chairman of the NMA in the state, Dr. Datonye Alasia, explained that doctors in the state were facing challenges daily based on shortage of doctors.

medical doctorsA new survey by the Nigerian Polling organization (NOIPolls) and Nigeria Health Watch says that the country will need 10,605 new doctors annually to avert health challenges and meet current population growth rate of 3.5% yearly.

In a bid to measure the scope of the trend in emigration of the Nigerian healthcare workforce, particularly medical doctors that has been a lingering problem in the country, the organisations carried out the survey.

EbolaResearchers have found Ebola Ribo Nucleic Acid (RNA)/genetic material in the semen of survivors two years after infection. They are calling on the World Health Organization (WHO) to update its guidelines on sexual transmission.
 
Ebola virus RNA can persist in the semen of survivors more than two years after the onset of infection researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found. The research team, which included investigators from Ohio-based Clinical Research Management and the ELWA Hospital in Liberia also observed the detection of Ebola virus RNA in the semen of men who had previously had a negative test of their semen in some cases.
DOCTORS NARDA new survey conducted by Nigerian Polling organisation, NOIPolls, in partnership with Nigeria Health Watch, has shown that about eight out of every 10, representing 88 percent of medical doctors in Nigeria are currently seeking work opportunities abroad. 
 
Chief Executive Officer of NOIPolls, Mr. Bell Ihua, who disclosed this yesterday to newsmen  in Abuja, said that the finding cuts across junior, mid and senior level in both public and private medical institutions such as house officers, corps members, medical and senior medical officer, residents, registrars, consultants and medical directors. 

adewole health minister 668x336 1lagos—The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, yesterday said that 80 percent of cancer cases in the country are curable even as he disclosed that the Ministry’s database shows that 50 percent of corpses flown into the country involve cancer-related deaths. Meanwhile, the Federal Government has put in place plans to address the menace of the disease, particularly, as it concerns six major cancers in the country, including breast, cervix, colorectal, prostrate, liver and lymphoma.

2017 8largeimg01 Aug 2017 164202303No country in the world fully meets recommended standards for breastfeeding, a new report by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with the Global Breastfeeding Collective revealed.

The Global Breastfeeding Scorecard, which evaluated 194 nations, found that only 40 per cent of children younger than six months are breastfed exclusively (given nothing but breast milk) and only 23 countries have exclusive breastfeeding rates above 60 per cent.

MimikoThe immediate past governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, has declared that political will and public financing are key to attainment of Universal Health Coverage, UHC,  in Nigeria and the developed world. 

Mimiko who spoke in Lagos at the maiden Scientific Conference of the Association of Feto-Maternal Specialists of Nigeria, AFEMSON,  themed “Reducing Maternal and Perinatal Mortality, A Collective Responsibility,” called for the right   leadership and political will to utilise public fund towards UHC. Presenting his keynote address, Mimiko who observed that from where he quoted data and reports of global and national agencies on the gains and challenges of UHC,   said players and policy makers have  agreed that Universal Health Coverage delivers substantial health, economic and political benefits across populations.

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