FG Renews Its Support Local Production of Essential Medicines

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has renewed its promise to support the local production of essential medicines in line with the National Drug Policy (NDP) 2004. Vanguard reports that Mrs Karima Babangida, the Director, Federal Department of Agriculture (FDA), Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) spoke on it during a stakeholders’ meeting. The […]

JOHESU Strike Notice Expires, Union Moves to Shut Down Hospitals This Weekend

As the Joint Health Workers Union of Nigeria (JOHESU) 15-day strike notice expires, Vanguard reports that the union may shut down Federal Government owned hospitals from this weekend if the Government does not address the issues they raised concerning health workers.  Read Also: Nigerian Presidency Meets with the Nigerian Medical Association to Discuss Ongoing Strike […]

Senator Danjuma Cries Out Against Lack of FMC in Gombe

Former Governor of Gombe State and Senator representing Gombe Central, Senator Danjuma Goje, has called out the huge gap between the primary and the tertiary healthcare delivery in Gombe state. He pointed out that this absence was created due to the absence of a Federal Medical Centre (FMC) and said the absence is worsening the […]

NAFDAC Warns Nigerians to Stop Buying Drugs from Hawkers

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has cautioned Nigerians against buying drugs from street hawkers. The agency maintained that most of the drugs sold by these hawkers are counterfeits and are therefore poisonous to its consumers. Vanguard reports that Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, the NAFDAC Director-General, gave the warning in an […]

World Patient Safety Day 2021: Improving Safe Maternal and Newborn Care

Did you know that a woman dies from pregnancy complications every two minutes? What’s worse is that most of those deaths are preventable if they take proper precautions. That is why the theme of this year’s World Patient Safety Day is “Safe Maternal and Newborn Care.” That is why the World Health Organization set out […]