Health

Media firm to employ 500 youths in 2016

Worried by the high rate of unemployment in the country, a media firm, Abeysteph Group, has disclosed plans to recruit no fewer than 500 youths by 2016.

The MD of the firm, Mr. Abiodun Oyediran, said, “due to urgent need to expand the company’s capacity as well as compliment governm [...]

Thu, 31 December 2015


Yuletide: Sam Empowerment feats IDPs, others

Sam Empowerment Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, has hosted a Christmas fun fair party for orphaned and vulnerable children, Internally Displaced Persons and children with disabilities in Abuja.

The party, which held weekend at the National Children’s Park and Zoo, also had in [...]

Thu, 31 December 2015


Boko Haram forced 1 million children out of school - UNICEF

Due to attacks by Islamist group, Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria and neighbouring countries, more than one million children are reported to have been forced out of school, the United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF, has said.

In a statement made available to our correspondent, UNICEF’s [...]

Thu, 31 December 2015


Gonorrhoea - could become untreatable

Gonorrhoea could become an untreatable disease, England’s chief medical officer has warned.

Dame Sally Davies has written to all GPs and pharmacies to ensure they are prescribing the correct drugs after the rise of "super-gonorrhoea" in Leeds.

Her warning comes after conc [...]

Thu, 31 December 2015


Health minister reads riot act to unions, FMC Owerri gets interim committee

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has expressed displeasure over the attitude of members of the "house unions" of the federal medical centre, FMC Owerri, Imo state.

Adewole, who expressed his displeasure during the inauguration of a 5-man interim management committee which has [...]

Thu, 31 December 2015


PMG-MAN decries low FG patronage, seeks debt offsetting

Worried by the deploring state of healthcare delivery in the country, the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Group of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, PMG-MAN, has decried low government patronage of manufacturing pharmaceutical products even as it appealed for debt payment of N2 billion.

Making [...]

Sun, 20 December 2015


FG shutdown medical centre Owerri


Following the crisis bedevelling the Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Owerri, the Federal Ministry of Health has ordered the temporary lock down of the centre.

The temporary closure the government said it will allow it to restructure and proffer long term solution to the issue.

Briefi [...]

Sun, 20 December 2015


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