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WHO recognises ‘burn-out’ as a medical condition

The World Health Organization has for the first time recognised “burn-out” in its International Classification of Diseases (ICD), which is widely used as a benchmark for diagnosis and health insurers. The decision, reached during the World Health Assembly in Geneva, which wraps up on Tuesday, could help put to rest decades

Anambra state Doctors rejects new minimum wage offer

Resident doctors of Anambra State-owned Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital have rejected the new minimum wage offer presented to them by the state governor, Willie Obiano. The doctors have been on strike since May 13 over the poor condition of service. Rejecting Obiano’s offer, the doctors insisted on continuing the indefinite

Mongolia teaches citizens how to prevent STDs


Mongolia has launched a national campaign to raise people’s awareness about sexually transmitted infections, local media reported on Friday, citing the country’s Health Ministry. “During the two-week campaign starting Thursday, the organisers will provide people with information about infections such as syphilis, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis and HIV through both traditional and social

Overseas treatment: Reps reject bill to regulate medical tourism for public officials

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The House of Representatives has rejected a bill seeking to regulate overseas medical treatment by public officials in the country. During Tuesday's plenary, the green chamber voted against the bill when it came up for debate. It had been passed it for second reading last year. The bill seeks to “amend the provisions

Experts meet in Abuja over women’s healthcare

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Udora Orizu in Abuja As part of the efforts to ensure that the Nigerian women become proactive players in the drive to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC), Prompt Home Health in collaboration with Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria has invited all stakeholders to Abuja for a symposium on the way forward. The