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Nigerian Medical Association NMAThe Nigerian Medical Association has appealed to the Delta State Government to suspend the state Contributory Health Scheme until the scheme is gazetted in line with the enabling laws establishing it.

NMA also demanded the refund of deductions made by the state government from civil servants August salaries, stressing that government was not ready for the commencement of the programme. In a communiqué issued on Wednesday, the state chairman and secretary of the NMA, Dr. Cletus Otene and Dr. Omo Ekene, described the August deductions as illegal.

vp healthThe Federal government has committed to  provide antiretroviral drugs to  additional 50,000 Nigerians living with HIV each year.

Nigeria’s commitment was announced in a speech by President  Muhammadu Buhari at the high-level side event convened by Ugandan  President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, in collaboration with UNAIDS, during the 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York, USA.  

healthcareThe Civil Society Platform on Health (CSPH) has called on the Federal Government to move healthcare  to a first line charge and concentrate on indigenous funding as vaccine-preventable disease continue to claim many lives.

The call was made in a media chat with journalists to showcase  contributions for better health outcome and to encourage the media to take up advocating health issues with their news items as indigenous funding is key to effective healthcare delivery.

HealthPlus Launches The Healthy Heart Check ServiceIn a groundbreaking historic event, a first in the history of Nigerian health sector initiatives, HealthPlus Pharmacy, partnering with HealthCheck Diagnostics and Wellness Ltd , launched the Healthy Heart Check Service today, 26th of September 2017.  

To celebrate the World Heart Day, (September 29th) HealthPlus launched the Healthy Heart Check Service, which is one of the many value-adding services that they offer to meet the health needs of the communities and environs in which they serve. In her keynote address, the Founder/CEO, Mrs Bukky George stated that "Heart disease is one of the greatest causes of premature death. In Nigeria, 436 males and 476 females out of every 100,000 die as a result of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. These deaths can be prevented.

vacinitionA vaccination campaign for Yellow fever is planned to begin in Ifelodun local government area of Kwara by September 30 to prevent further spread of infection.Ifelodun is site where a girl in the community of Oke Owa is reported yo have contracted Yellow fever on September 12.

Surrounding local government areas will also be covered in the vaccination campaign, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said Monday. The case of Yellow fever was diagnosed and Lagos University Teaching Hospital and confirmed at the Institut Pasteur, Dakar, Senegal.
Health MinisterHealth Minister Isaac Adewole has submitted the weekly report of the state of the Nation’s public health to the Federal Executive Council. He told statehouse correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting in Abuja that the ministry was tracking four major diseases out breaks. “Council received the weekly report on the state of public health in Nigeria and we did inform council about four major outbreaks that we are currently tracking. “One is Lassa Fever and we are quite happy that there is a major decline in a number of reported cases. We have also not reported any deaths in the last two weeks but we still have two cases reported from Edo last week.

The Federal Government has directed all federal medical facilities and primary health care centres to treat cases of meningitis free of charge. Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole disclosed this in a statement saying that the outbreak of cerebral spinal meningitis since November 2016 had killed 328 persons.

He said Nigerians especially residents of Katsina, Kano, Kebbi, Sokoto, Niger, Zamfara and Jigawa states should seek early attention, when discomforted with symptoms of Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM). He also urged them to avoid clogging together in unventilated and over-crowded rooms.

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