“Stop acts of hooliganism and vandalism” – MDCAN tells JOHESU

The Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria has condemned the objection of some of the recommendations of the report of Yayale Ahmed Committee on harmony in the health sector by the Joint Health Sector Union and told them to

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Nigeria to begin producing antiretroviral drugs soon – UNAIDS

The Country Director of UNAIDS in Nigeria, Dr Bilali Camara, on Thursday, disclosed that four pharmaceutical companies will soon commence the production of anti-retroviral drugs in Nigeria. Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja Camara, who is

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Agric minister assures that Nigerian government will contain bird flu

By Ugonnabo Ngwu Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, has expressed optimism that the Federal Government would successfully contain the unexpected outbreak of H5N1virus (popularly known as bird flu) in the country. Giving this assurance while

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Consultancy status: MDCAN blasts JOHESU over FG’s circular

Contrary to the claim by health workers under the auspices of Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) that they have received a circular from the Federal Government for its members to be given consultancy status, the Medical and Dental Consultants Association

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MDCAN advises Jonathan on credentials of next Health Minister

… says health sector appointments shouldn’t be politicized The Medical Consultant Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) has drawn out the criteria that the next minister of health must possess if he is to succeed in confronting the myriad challenges in the

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Ebola: How Nigeria shocked the world – NMA

By Joe Effiong The immediate past chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Cross River State, Dr. Callistus Enyuma, has said that the association shocked the world by working together with others to contain the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease,

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FG TAKES OVER BAYELSA OUTREACH HOSPITAL

The Federal Government of Nigeria has taken over the ownership of an outreach hospital situated at the Federal Medical Centre, Ituoke, Bayelsa State. This was made known on Thursday in Abuja by the Minister of Health, Prof.C.O.Onyebuchi Chukwu at the

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STRIKE: JOHESU’s DEMANDS RIDICULOUS, SAYS MDCAN

The Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) has described as ridiculous and reactionary fresh demands by  the Joint Health Sector Union, JOHESU, on the Federal Government. JOHESU had last week given the Federal Government two weeks ultimatum to

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Ebola Virus Diseases Outbreak In Nigeria: The Issue At Stake By Jaye Gaskia

Opinion – It is perhaps such an uncanny truth that the ongoing Ebola Virus Disease [EVD] outbreak in Nigeria should be so thoroughly representative of the good, the bad and the ugly in our national life and body polity. How

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Status Of Ebola Virus Disease In Nigeria By Health Minister, Prof. Chukwu

Ebola virus has not spread beyond Lagos and Port-Harcourt Eight persons successfully managed and discharged 255 people in P.H and 41 in Lagos are still under surveillance Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu has given an update of the status

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Ebola Virus Outbreak In Nigeria: Communique Of Emergency meeting By Minister Of Health Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu

The Council Chairman in his address gave a summary update of the EVD in Nigeria as of 31st August, 2014 as follows: the total number of cases of EVD in Nigeria stands at seventeen (17).The total number of cases treated

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Ebola Virus Outbreak In Nigeria: Communique Of Emergency meeting By Minister Of Health Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu 0

The Council Chairman in his address gave a summary update of the EVD in Nigeria as of 31st August, 2014 as follows: the total number of cases of EVD in Nigeria stands at seventeen (17).The total number of cases treated

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GROUP PRAISES DORA AKUNYILI’S PATRIOTIC ZEAL 0

From Chuks Collins, AwkaAs citizens continue to mourn the death of the former Minister of Information, Prof Dora Akunyili, a non-governmental organization-Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN) has extolled the high patriotic zeal of the fallen amazon . Speaking in Abuja

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GROUP PRAISES DORA AKUNYILI’S PATRIOTIC ZEAL

From Chuks Collins, Awka As citizens continue to mourn the death of the former Minister of Information, Prof Dora Akunyili, a non-governmental organization-Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN) has extolled the high patriotic zeal of the fallen amazon . Speaking in

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GROUP COMMENDS NMA FOR CALLING OFF STRIKE

From Chuks Collins, Awka Opinion – A non-governmental organization (NGO) under the aegis of Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN) has commended the Dr Lawrence Obembe-led Nigeria Medical Association(NMA) for calling off the 52 days old industrial action embarked upon by

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GROUP COMMENDS NMA FOR CALLING OFF STRIKE 0

From Chuks Collins, AwkaOpinion – A non-governmental organization (NGO) under the aegis of Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN) has commended the Dr Lawrence Obembe-led Nigeria Medical Association(NMA) for calling off the 52 days old industrial action embarked upon by the

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Possible General Viral Treatment, Including Ebola By Dr. David W. Moskowitz

Dear Colleagues,   Ten years ago I presented the idea of LOSARTAN as a GENERAL VIRAL ANTIDOTE to the White House Office of Science, Technology and Policy (OSTP), and a few years later at a Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)

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EBOLA: CONSULTANTS WARNS FG AGAINST CLOSING BORDERS, GROUNDING FLIGHTS

… COMMENDS GOVT RESPONSE The Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria, has warned the Federal Government against closing is borders and grounding of flights to neighboring West African countries following the outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, describing

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Alarm: Minister of Health announces two new Ebola cases in Nigeria 0

PRESS BRIEFING BY THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF HEALTH,  PROF. C. O. ONYEBUCHI CHUKWU STATUS UPDATE ON EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE IN NIGERIA Nigeria has now recorded the first two (2) cases of Ebola Virus Disease in secondary contacts of the index

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SACKING OF RESIDENT DOCTORS A THREAT TO SPECIALISTS CARE UNITS – CONSULTANTS 0

The Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) met in Abuja , to deliberate on the suspension of Residency Training for Resident Doctors, warned of grave consequences in the delivery of specialist health care services.The President of MDCAN, Dr

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EBOLA Management: TIEMS Calls for Involvement of CSOs, NGOs – PRNigeria 0

The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS), Nigeria/West Africa Chapter has called on federal and state governments to involve civil society and non-governmental organisations (CSOs and NGOs) for transparency and accountability in the management of the Ebola disease in the country.

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Discharge of Ebola Victim: Has Nigeria Found Cure For The Deadly Virus? By Uzoma Ahamefule 0

European Pressphoto Agency Sequel to the Ebola virus in Nigeria and the death of four people, Nigerians were delighted to read the news that the first Nigerian Ebola victim has been discharged from the quarantine unit of the Emergency Operation

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SACKING OF RESIDENT DOCTORS: ENABULELE REACTS 0

PRESS STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE VICE PRESIDENT (WAR) OF THE COMMONWEALTH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION AND IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT OF THE NIGERIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, DR OSAHON ENABULELE —-MY PRELIMINARY REACTION TO THE DECISION OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA TO SUSPEND RESIDENCY

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Ebola: Confirmed Cases Still 10, 4 Now Dead, No Ebola in Enugu, all Cases Confined to Lagos 0

The man who brought Ebola Virus toNigeria, Patrick Sayer PRESS STATEMENT BY THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF HEALTH,  PROFESSOR C. O. ONYEBUCHI CHUKWU ON THE 14th  AUGUST, 2014 AT THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF HEALTH, ABUJA. Nigeria has now recorded ten (10) confirmed

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Ebola: Stop Eating Suya, Expert Advises Nigerians – Leadership 0

A consultant obstetrician and   gnaecologist, Dr Madziga Isa,  on Monday advised Nigerians to suspend the eating of roasted meat, locally known as Suya, to guard against contracting Ebola virus. Isa, of NNPC Staff Clinic, also said Nigerians should avoid 

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EBOLA: OKADA RIDERS AT RISK, SAID EXPERTS 0

…Suggest 10 Ways To Contain Spread The Medical and Dental Association of Nigeria, has raised the alarm that okada riders could be at risk in the spread of the Ebola virus, through body contacts for those who commute in commercial

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Suspension Of Strike: NMA In Disarray 0

President, Dr. Kayode Obembe Tenders Resignation Letter Resignation letter of Dr. Obembe Source: Global Reporters vienna (GRV) Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/Globalreporters Join us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Global-Reporters-Vienna/446110438771047?fref=ts Because equality is sacrosanct to human race, let us in unison expose the truth and heal the

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NMA Divided On Whether To Suspend Strike 0

As the deaths of Nigerians increase in hospitals due to medical doctors’ strike, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) is still divided on whether to call off its two months nationwide strike or not, Global Reporters Vienna (GRV) learned. NMA had

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Strike: FG moves to proscribe NMA…military to man Hospitals, para-medical officers to function as Doctors

…We’ve done our part, says Health Minister Except stringent measures are taken, the health sector in Nigeria may be thrown into the worst scenario reminiscent of the IBB regime, as indications emerged on Monday that the Federal Government was planning

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Eradicating River blindness: Another philanthropic expression of Sir Emeka Offor 0

On March 3rd 2014, The Jimmy Carter Center in Atlanta Georgia was noticeably alive as the 18th River Blindness [Elimination] Program Review kicked off in full swing. The event, which holds annually, was graced by world leading epidemiologists and entomologists,

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