Fearing a collapse of the health sector with the strike notice served by the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), the government at the weekend began moves to restore order. The JOHESU 15-day notice, served on September 12, followed last week’s 21-day strike notice by the Nigeria Medical Association. Resident doctors,Continue Reading

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of at least one oxygen plant in each of the 36 States of the federation. President Buhari also approved the rehabilitation of five oxygen plants across tertiary health institutions in Nigeria. Mr Boss Mustapha, the Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, disclosed thisContinue Reading

The jab, which has been described as a “game changer”, was given the green light by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) amid a rise in coronavirus cases across the country. Interim deputy chief medical officer for Scotland Dave Caesar described the vaccine approval as “another really positiveContinue Reading

The World Bank has approved $12 billion to help developing countries to buy COVID-19 vaccines. The organisation announced this in a statement on Wednesday. “The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved an envelope of 12 billion dollars for developing countries to finance the purchase and distribution of COVID-19Continue Reading

Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita resigned on Tuesday and dissolved parliament hours after mutinying soldiers detained him at gunpoint, plunging a country already facing a jihadist insurgency and mass protests deeper into crisis. Looking tired and wearing a surgical mask, Keita resigned in a brief address broadcast on state televisionContinue Reading