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Nigerian Health Workers End Strike

Nigeria’s health workers on Monday announce the suspension of 11 weeks old strike after a meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan. The union commenced strike on November 12, 2014 over non-implementation of earlier agreement entered into with government on improvement of welfare package for health workers. National Leader of Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU), the striking […]

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Strike Paralyses Health Services in Nigeria

By Iliya Kure A strike by health workers has left public hospitals in Nigeria closed, denying citizens access to basic health care services – this has paralyzed and compounded challenges to the fragile health system in Africa’s biggest economy. The strike is by a union comprising of Pharmacists, radiotherapists, medical record officers and other cadre […]

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Child Spacing: A Strategy of Reducing Nigeria’s Maternal Deaths

KADUNA, Nigeria (22/01/2015) – A recent survey by UN and World Bank reveals that Nigeria loses about 166 women daily because of pregnancy and childbirth complications. This is an increase from the 144 recorded in 2010. This brings to fore the position of experts that if women in the country would embrace modern child spacing […]

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Group Tasks Kaduna Government on Women’s Health

By Editor KADUNA, Nigeria (21/1/2015) – Barely a year after Kaduna State Government says it had reached over five million patients with its Free Maternal and Child Health Services Programme, a group of civil society organisations is asking the State Government to enact a law that will strengthen the system. The group, Maternal and Child Health […]

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Nigeria’s Maternal Death Still High – Expert

KADUNA, Nigeria, (January 20, 2015) – Over 1,800 women die annually in Kaduna State, northwest Nigeria in pregnancy and childbirth delivery related cases. This was stated by the Kaduna State Team Leader of a Gates Foundation funded non-governmental organisation, Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative, NURHI, Malam Kabir Mohammed Abdullahi. He announced this in a chat with AfricaPrimeNews […]

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Rotary Donates US$8mn to Fight polio in Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria, January 20, 2015/ — As Nigeria marks six months without a new case of polio, Rotary has announced $8.1 in grants to help the country in its final push to eradicate the disease within i borders. The funds will be used by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF to support polio immunization campaigns, […]

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