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NASS appeals to NARD on strike

Members of the House of Representatives Committee on Health, have appealed to the National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, to shelve the proposed strike this week as government has promised to begin implementation of the Consolidated Medical Salary Structure (CONMESS) and Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS) this month.

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ActionAid Nigeria tasks FG on child rights

Wife of the Kwara State Governor, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Saraki has called for harmonization of all campaign efforts made by Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOS), civil Society and partners towards reduction of maternal mortality and infant morbidity in the country even as she advocated for political commitments by all tiers of government with a view to ensure that mothers do not die needlessly during labour.

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NHIS delists errant HCP in Ilorin

By Sola Ogundipe FOR breaching the terms of agreement with the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS,  Ayodele Medical Centre in Ilorin, Kwara State, has been given the marching orders. Accreditation licence of the errant Health Care Provider, HCP  was withdrawn based on findings by the health insurance regulator. Announcing the facility’s de-accreditation during a surprise
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Ujah pledges to reposition NIMR

Newly appointed Director General of the Nigeria Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) has said the Institute would be repositioned to respond appropriately to national health priorities that will contribute to the health – related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Vision 20-2020 of the Federal government.

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Polio: WHO commends, cautions Nigeria

ACCOLADES continued to pour in for Nigeria’s remarkable polio eradication efforts in the last one year even as the 63rd World Health Assembly closed last Friday in Geneva, Switzerland, but a note of caution from the World Health Organisation, WHO, punctuated the wide acknowledgment of the country’s successful march towards a polio-free world. Expectations are that as efforts continue to wax stronger, Nigeria will not be the last to eradicate polio.

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