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Godwin Obaseki 300x205The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki , has said that his administration is set to privatise the state’s Specialist Hospital in Benin to provide world-class health care services of the people.
This was contained in a statement signed by the governor’s Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the  Edo State Government and the Catholic Relief Services which donated over two million treated mosquito nets to residents on Wednesday.

senate 1The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday said it would investigate reports of 42 anti-malaria drugs banned by the European Union, EU but which are still in circulation in the country.

The EU reportedly banned these drugs as a result of their effect on health, including causing kidney failure. One of the banned drugs is Artesunate which is widely used in Nigerian households. The motion calling for the investigation was sponsored by Theodore Orji, representing Abia Central Senatorial district.

saac AdewoleAccess to treatment will be now be made easier for People Living With HIV/AIDS as they will soon be able to collect their medicine at shopping malls thanks to the introduction of special ATM machines. Health Minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole The machines, or rather pharmacy dispensing units, are equipped to dispense medication and are set to be rolled out at Gauteng malls in South Africa.
The Gauteng Department of Health in partnership with organisations EQUIP and Right to Care are engaging in a pilot project to ensure sufficient and easy access to treatment by people living with HIV/ AIDS. To achieve the 90-90-90 challenge – a plan to ensure that 90% of all South Africans know their HIV status by 2020 – the pharmacy dispensing units are being set up in selected areas of Johannesburg to ensure accessibility of HIV/Aids treatment.
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has called for fair hearing in the ongoing probe of the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Professor Usman Yusuf, who was controversially suspended over allegations of N960 million fraud. A highly placed source in the Presidency told our correspondent last night that the acting president had, in a letter dated July 13 and written to the Ministry of Health, noted the suspension.
The source also quoted the acting president as demanding that his office be briefed after the investigation.
senateThe Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has been scheduled to appear before the House of Representatives on July 27 over his decision to suspend the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Prof. Yusuf Usman.
Adewole had announced the suspension of Usman on July 8 over petitions alleging corrupt acts by the NHIS boss.

Professor Usman YusufThe National Publicity Secretary, Health and Managed Care Association of Nigeria, Mr. Lekan Ewenla, has said that the suspended National Health Insurance Scheme boss, Prof. Usman Yusuf, ran activities at the agency as if it was his private business.

Ewenla, who spoke to our correspondent in Lagos on Tuesday, also faulted the appointment of Yusuf as the Executive Secretary.

The Hon. Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has called on Nigerian media to support the implementation of the Health Sector budget. The Minister made call while speaking at the conference organized by the Association of Nigeria Health Journalists (ANHEJ), held in Abuja.

Prof.Adewole said that the Federal Government under the leadership of President Muhammad Buhari has been more diligent, more resourceful and transparent in terms of budget release. He reiterated the commitment of the Federal Ministry of Health in achieving the Universal Health Coverage, Programme aimed at providing healthcare services to Nigerians without financial stress. 

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