Buhari Re-Appoints Nze as DG, NIHSA

President Muhammadu Buhari has re-appointed Engr Clement Nze as the Director-General of the Nigerian Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) for a second term of five years. The letter of re-appointment was conveyed by the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of…

WHO pledges support to Kano for improved health indices amidst demographic related challenges

The WHO Country Representative, (WR) Dr Walter K. Malumbo, has given Kano State, a pat on the back for historic role in Polio Eradication and presently, efforts in ramping up Covid-19 vaccination in the State. Speaking during an interactive session…

Nigeria: Stakeholders endorse African Development Bank country strategy, urge greater engagement with Diaspora

Representatives of Nigeria’s Diaspora, national networks, and youth and women groups have hailed the African Development Bank for supporting transformational projects in the country and across Africa. The African Development Bank forum, which took place in early August, is part…

Waste management: Environmentalists advocate promotion of circular economy

Environmentalists have called for the promotion of Circular Economy to ensure a sustainable waste management in order to reduce environmental risks and ecological scarcities. They made the call in Calabar on Friday at the sixth edition of the Africa Cleanup Conference with…

UNICEF and WHO step up efforts to contain Cholera in Malawi and call for additional funds and support

The cholera outbreak, initially limited to the southern part of the country, has now spread to Malawi’s northern and central regions. To date, 1,483 cases and 58 deaths have been recorded with the case fatality rate at 3.9 per cent.…

African health ministers endorse new strategy to curb chronic disease crisis

With the burden of cardiovascular disease, mental and neurological disorders and diabetes rising in the region, African health ministers today endorsed a new strategy to boost access to the diagnosis, treatment and care of severe noncommunicable diseases. The health ministers,…

LAWMA: Three persons jailed for environmental offences

Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has secured jail terms of two months imprisonment, for three persons, for various environmental offences, with a pending judgement for another person who patronised a cart pusher. This is coming on the heels of the…

FG to address brain drain in Healthcare Sector

The Minister of State for Health, Joseph Ekumankama, on Monday reiterated the effort of the Federal Government to address brain drain in the country. Ekumankama who spoke with newsmen while inaugurating various projects at the Federal Medical Centre, Ebute Meta,…

Millions more in Horn of Africa without reliable water access – UNICEF

The number of people without reliable access to clean water has risen dramatically in the Horn of Africa, according to the UN’s children’s agency UNICEF, as the region experiences its worst drought in 40 years. In Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia,…

IMPROVING AVAILABILITY AND RETENTION OF HUMAN RESOURCES IN THE HEALTHCARE SECTOR

The rapid loss of healthcare workers has not been met with equal rate of employment; rather, the government has maintained an embargo on hiring in state and national institutions. This has been exacerbated by the insecurity, rising inflation, poor job security, dearth of adequate equipment; all fuelling the ‘Japa’ syndrome

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