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JOHESU Strike: NAFDAC Staff Join Strike

Workers at the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) headquarters in Abuja have joined the ongoing strike by Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU), Concise News has reliably gathered.
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First Penis, Scrotum Transplant Performed On US Soldier

A US Soldier has made history with the first ever total penis and scrotum transplant performed on him after he was wounded by a bomb in Afghanistan.

Expert Advises Against Fatty Foods To Avoid Cancer

The Nigeria Cancer Society on Monday advised the public to avoid fatty foods and concentrate on diet rich in fibre to enhance healthy living.

47 Million Nigerians Still Defecate Openly – FG

No fewer than 47 million Nigerians defecate in open places, according to the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Musa Ibrahim.

Nigeria To Commit $300m To Completely Eradicate Malaria

The Federal Government of Nigeria has committed to securing the sum of $300m from the World Bank, Islamic Development Bank and African Development Bank in order to be able to completely eradicate malaria in Nigeria.

Medical Practitioner Proffers Lasting Solution To Health Workers Strikes

An Abuja-based medical practitioner, Dr Patrick Ezie, has called on the Federal Government to adopt proactive strategies to prevent incessant strikes in the health sector.

FG Sets Up Committee To Review Striking Health Workers’ Demands

The Federal Government has set up a committee to review the technical and financial aspects of the demands by the striking Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU).

More Than 4, 765 Nigerian Doctors In UK – Anyaoku

Nigerian doctors in the United Kingdom are more than 4,765, according to the former Secretary-General to the Commonwealth Emeka Anyaoku.

Man With ‘World’s Worst’ Super-Gonorrhoea Cured

A man in the UK who caught the world's "worst-ever" case of super-gonorrhoea has been cured, with sexual health doctors saying he was lucky.

Divorce Leaves Affected Children Psychologically, Emotionally Insecure – Expert

An Abuja-based life coach and counselling officer, Deborah Menegbe, has said that divorce among married couple leaves children psychologically and emotionally exhausted.

LASG Reiterates Commitment To Provide Adequate Healthcare Services To Persons With Disabilities

The Lagos State Government (LASG) says part of its goal is to ensure a state that works for all residents including People Living with Disabilities (PWDs).

JOHESU Strike: Drama As Frustrated Patients Hold Striking Hospital Staff Hostage

Drama ensued at the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Enugu as patients held doctors and some management staff hostage for refusing them access to medical treatment following ongoing strike by health workers.

UK To Launch £50m Malaria Programme In Nigeria

The UK says it will launch a new malaria programme worth £50 million in Nigeria that will run until 2024.

FG Urges Health Workers To Suspend Strike

The Nigerian government has appealed to members of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) to suspend their strike and return to work.

Russian Research Institute Develops New HIV Medicine

The Russian Central Research Institute of Epidemiology has developed a new gene therapy medicine for people who have the HIV.

NMA Pledges Adequate Services In Hospitals Despite JOHESU Strike

The Enugu State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) says it will provide services in the state hospitals despite the ongoing strike by the Joint Health Workers Staff Union.

Health Workers Declare Indefinite Strike At Federal Hospitals

The Joint Health Section Unions which comprises nurses, pharmacists, medical laboratory scientists and other workers in Federal Government owned hospitals across the country have begun an indefinite strike.
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Nigeria’s Population May Spin Out Of Control If Fertility Rate Is Not Addressed –...

A Family Planning advocate, Akin Jimoh, has warned that Nigeria's population will continue to grow, if its fertility rate is not addressed through adoption of family planning.
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Nigerians Task Govt. To Look Inwards And Come Up With Malaria Vaccine

A cross section of Nigerians on Monday appealed to the Federal Government to look inwards for malaria vaccine development because Nigeria, and not any western country, is the leader of the region where the killer disease holds sway.

One Dead, 81 Quarantined In Adamawa’s Lassa Fever Outbreak

Adamawa state Ministry of Health has said that one person died from an outbreak of Lassa fever in the state, while no fewer than 81 others had been quarantined.
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