Through the partnership, the NYSC, NPC, and UNICEF intend to capture at least 12 million under-5 eligible children who will be registered as primary beneficiaries. The digitalized birth registration covers 22 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Routine Immunization, PHC services in Yobe, Bauchi, Borno, Kaduna, Kano, and Sokoto improved in the last eight years. Traditional leaders commended for contributions. Interventions brought about accountability and utilization of state budgets.
Nigeria gets a £2 million grant from the United Kingdom to boost the health workforce. Implementation of the grant will focus on Cross River, Enugu, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, and Lagos states.
The health workers unions have given the Federal Government a 21-day timeline for it to implement some of its demands. Says it is suspending the strike as a result of the promises, assurance and body language of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Will reconvene after 21 days to appraise progress made.
Doctors call for a state of emergency in the health sector to address brain drain. Urged the Federal Government to speedily implement at least a 200 per cent salary increase for its members. Urged states to pay salary arrears of members.
JOHESU, AHPA to meet with their NEC members on Monday. Outcome of the deliberation may see the strike called-off or continued for further negotiations. Doctors and nurses in public hospitals continue to experience burnout due to inadequate manpower.
Health workers’ unions met with the government to resolve the strike. Discussions lasted late into the evening. feedback to follow after consultations with NEC members.
Seeks Collaboration with NYSC to Bridge Healthcare Personnel Gap
The Federal Government meeting with the Joint Health Workers’ Union (JOHESU) ended in a deadlock as both parties could not agree. Doctors in hospitals in the FCT are getting overwhelmed. Number of patients attended to drops drastically
Documentary highlights significant progress and impact of President Buhari’s initiatives in combating HIV/AIDS in Nigeria
Demand improved working conditions, wages, and others. Decried discrimination of its members by the Ministry of Health. Berates minister’s performance
Nigerian doctors seek resolution as National Assembly calls for meeting, looming indefinite strike remains a possibility
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, praised WHO for supporting the Nigerian health sector and calls for long-term sustainable funding and policies to protect and support health workers globally.
Cholera cases surge in Nigeria, with Cross River state reporting 70 per cent of the cumulative cases and 50 per cent of all cholera deaths.