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MedicalThe World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued a red alert saying that an estimated one in every 10 medical products circulating in low- and middle-income countries, including Nigeria, is either substandard or falsified.

WHO, in conjunction with the first report from the Global Surveillance and Monitoring System published last week, yesterday, published a research that estimates a 10.5 per cent failure rate in all medical products used in low- and middle-income countries like Nigeria.

adewole health minister 1The Nigerian government has initiated a N28 billion health fund that will target the revitalisation of at least one primary health Centre in each of the 774 local government areas.

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, on Monday inaugurated the special intervention which he said would be formally rolled out in 2018. According to the minister, part of the interventions would include Tertiary

resident doctorsThe Director General of the Consumer Protection Council, Babatunde Irukera, has said the agency has concluded plans to introduce a ‘Patient’s Bill of Rights,’ in Nigerian hospitals to govern the relationship between health practitioners and their patients.

Speaking during an interaction with journalists in Lagos on Thursday, Mr. Irukera said the Nigeria Medical Association, NMA as well as pharmacists’ bodies and other stakeholders in the health sector, had bought into the initiative.

hivThe Borno chapter of the Network of Persons Living with HIV and AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWAN), says more than 16, 000 members of the organisation died in the past three years in Borno.

Its Chairman, Hassan Mustapha, told newsmen on Saturday in Maiduguri that the victims died due to the activities of Boko Haram, which made it difficult for patients to access Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) and other support services.

abandanoned 696x522If there is anywhere that epitomizes the parlous state of healthcare facilities in Nigeria, it is the South East geo-political zone. In the region made up five states – Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo, it’s a nightmare for citizens to access healthcare as most healthcare projects exist on paper or at best abandoned. The Daily Times investigation also found that drugs in most healthcare centres in most state in the South East are expired. Here are snippets…
Polio teamThe World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared Enugu State ‎polio-free.Tthis was made known by the country representative, Dr. Wondimagegnehu Alemu, he commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for nurturing and sustaining the health programmes in the state‎. 
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.

Pic.24. NAN MD visits Senate President Bukola Saraki in Abuja e1501614889600The President of the Senate, Sen. Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday, said Senate would implement the 2014 National Health Act, especially the one per cent consolidated fund to enhance funding of Nigeria’s health system in 2018. Saraki made the disclosure at the commemoration of 2017 World AIDS Day in Abuja.

Represented at the occasion by Sen. Mao Ohuabunwa, Senate Committee Chairman on Primary Health Care and infectious Diseases, Saraki said that the Act was signed into law by former President Goodluck Jonathan.

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