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TOWARDS CONSOLIDATING THE ADVANCEMENT & PROGRESS OF MHWUNN IN THE 21st CENTURY: THINCF IN PERSPECTIVE*

INTRODUCTION

This is the 30th year since tertiary health workers formally became members of the Medical and Health Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MHWUN). It is also the 38th year since MHWUN was deemed established by the law, as part of the trade union restructuring exercise of the Murtala Muhammad/Olusegun Obasanjo-led military junta. On one hand, the contents of our history goes deeper and is much richer than these milestones would suggest. On the other hand, a lot has happened since the periods they mark, particularly since the turn of the 21st Century. And quite importantly, we have even much more to do ahead of us.Read more

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JOHESU EXTENDS STRIKE ULTIMATUM TO MARCH 10

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