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USAID donates N30m medical equipment to Kogi

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) on Monday presented medical equipment worth about N30 million for 60 health facilities in Kogi. Dr Alobo Gabriel, the State Team Leader for Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP), disclosed this while handing over the equipment to the State Ministry of Health. Gabriel …

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BREAKNG: Resident doctors call off strike

Resident doctors call off strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, in the early hours of Thursday announced the suspension of its strike which started on September 4 2017, after a meeting between officials of the Federal Government and representatives of NARD. The strike has crippled activities in public hospitals across Nigeria. Chairman of …

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Resident doctors meeting deadlocked as strike continues

The meeting of the executives of the National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, has been deadlocked. The meeting was called to review government’s offers to the striking doctors with a view to call off the strike. The meeting, which started at 11 p.m. in Abuja ended at 7 a.m. for …

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UCH Doctors Join Nationwide Strike

Resident doctors at University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, on Tuesday, joined their counterparts in the ongoing nationwide strike. The association’s UCH branch President, Dr Olusegun Olaopa, confirmed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan. Olaopa said that the commencement of the strike was in …

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Seven die of cholera in Borno IDP camp – MSF

The humanitarian organisation, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), on Sunday, said no fewer than seven persons died of cholera outbreak in Maiduguri in the past three weeks. The organisation, otherwise known as Doctors Without Borders, made the disclosure in a statement in Maiduguri. The statement, signed by Anna Cillers, the MSF …

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Resident doctors suspend nationwide strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has suspended its plan to embark on a nationwide industrial action. The resident doctors had earlier threatened to down tools by September 4th, 2017 unless the Federal Government meets their demand of immediate enrollment in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), …

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Unpaid workers lock out doctors, patients at Ondo hospital

Hundreds of casual workers at the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, Ondo State, on Wednesday morning began a protest over unpaid entitlements of about 18 months. The workers, including cleaners, drivers, gardeners and security men and women, blocked the gates of the hospital, barring medical staff and patients from entering into …

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Regular sex good for men, hardly benefits women — Study

Regular sex good for men, hardly benefits women

Having regular sex has been linked to the reduction in men’s homocysteine levels, a harmful chemical found in the blood which can trigger life-threatening cardiac problems. Research found that having sex several times a week can slash the levels of homocysteine in men, whereas women benefit far less from regular …

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