Health Care Federation of Nigeria

vacine februaryThe Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Primary Health Care Development Board, says plans have been concluded to immunise children against measles in February across the territory. The Acting Executive Secretary of the board, Dr Mathew Ashikeni, disclosed this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Thursday.

Ashikeni explained that children between the ages of nine and five years would be vaccinated when the exercise commence in February 8 to February 13.

fake drugsMr Obinna Emenaka, member representing Anambra East Constituency in the State House of Assembly, has called on government at levels to double efforts at combating the production, sale and circulation of fake and adulterated drugs in the country.

Making the call on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka, the assemblyman said that the war must be won to save lives.

Cholera outbreak e1488640074867Authorities in Zambia will by Monday commence an oral cholera vaccination exercise as part of efforts to tackle the waterborne disease which has broken out especially in Lusaka, the country’s capital.

Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya said on Thursday that the ministry was working closely with the UN and families in the country for the exercise in which 4 million people have been targeted.

images 3Australia Health Minister, Greg Hunt, on Thursday said Australia would export medicinal cannabis to other countries after the government approved cannabis exports, the spokesman said.

“The move will bolster Australia’s developing domestic market and help international patients, all while trading on the Pacific country’s reputation for clean and green agriculture.

“Our goal is very clear, to give Australian farmers and manufacturers the best shot at being the world’s number one exporter of medicinal cannabis.

pix 8080Death rates for patients undergoing surgery in Africa are double the global average even though they tend to be younger, scientists said, adding that many deaths were likely preventable.

According to a study published in the Lancet medical journal, scientists said contributory factors include few specialists, poor hospital infrastructure and a lack of post-operative monitoring.

download 3Members of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Oyo State chapter and the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Teaching Hospital chapter have rejected the redeployment of 55 resident doctors from the teaching hospital, Ogbomoso to the Oyo state Ministry of Health .

The unions in a statement on the redeployment asked the LAUTECH management to reverse the decision within 21 days or face the wrath of the members. According to them, the action is an “aberration and deliberate plan to rob the good people of Oyo State of specialised healthcare.”

president buhari 702x336In the last week of 2017, Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari signed into law the country’s Compulsory Treatment and Care for Victims of Gunshot Act, 2017. The action followed the passage of the Compulsory Treatment and Care of Victims of Gunshots Bill by the Senate, and the House of Representatives.

The bill was not widely noticed probably because many Nigerians were already on break and it was signed along with five other Acts.

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