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Nigeria was sparred an avoidable halt of services in the health sector by 90% of workers in the sector, on February 18. The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and Assembly of Health Professionals’ Associations (AHPSA) extended the 15-day strike ultimatum earlier issued to the Federal Government by yet another 21 days. Read more

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Health Workers Combat Lassa Fever

Since August last year, the country has witnessed a fresh outbreak of Lassa fever, which has thus far claimed over 100 lives, according to the National Centre for Disease Control. With at least 175 reported cases in about 19 states, in 2016, this is one of the worst epidemics of the Lassa haemorrhagic fever (LHF) in recent years. Members of the Medical and Health Workers’ Union (MHWUN) in all the states affected, have been at the fore of combating this deadly menace.Read more

CWC condemns closure of FMC Owerri

The Central Working Committee of MHWUN met on Thursday, December 17, 2015, at the Medical and Health Lodge (Annexe), Life Camp, Abuja. As part of the CWC’s statutory tasks, the meeting deliberated on the finance committee’s appropriation proposals and ratified the 2016 MHWUN budget. Read more

JOHESU & AHPA call for inclusive decision-making in the ministry of health

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and the Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to redress the continued exclusive preference for medical practitioners in the top echelons of the health sector’s decision-making structures. This call was made in a letter appraising the recent ministerial appointments into the ministry signed by Comrade Biobelemoye Josiah, the MHWUN National President as National Chairman of JOHESU and Dr G. C. Okara, Chairman of the Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations.Read more

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MHWUN hands over PSI Coordination to NULGE

Medical and Health Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) handed over the coordination of the Public Services International in Nigeria to the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) on November 11, at the Ayuba Wabba House, Abuja. At the well-attended National Coordinating Committee meeting summoned for this purpose, Comrade Biobelemoye Josiah, the MHWUN National President expressed the union’s heartfelt appreciation of the support rendered to the union since it took up the mantle of PSI leadership in the country once again, on March 4, 2013. He also saluted the sagacious efforts of Comrade Marcus Omokhuale, who as Secretary General of MHWUN served as the NCC Chairperson for two and a half years.Read more