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Professor Irinoye Omolola Oladunni: The newest Professor of Nursing Community Nigeria.

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IRINOYE, Omolola Oladunni born 15th July 1956 in Osun State. Currently working at Department of Nursing Science, College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.

She is recently conferred with Professor of Nursing. A well deserved accolades through steadfastness and consistency.
Topnotch Nursing Group, a social, elite group composed of erudite and eminent scholars of nursing community has been showering encomium on the latest professor of nursing.

Congratulations Professor Irinoye Omolola Oladunni.

Kindly send her congratulatory messages as a professional colleague, a mentor, a mother, a teacher, and as an achiever who has tremendously contributed positively to nursing development.

omolola.irinoye@yahoo.com
oirinoye@oauife.edu.ng

Ogun nurses stakeholder visit to OOU VC toward commencement of BNSC program

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OGUN STATE NURSING LEADERSHIP TAKES ADVOCACY TO O.O.U VICE CHANCELLOR

The National Association of Nigeria Nurses of Midwives {NANNM} has led an advocacy visit to the Olabisi Onabanjo University {OOU}, Ago Iwoye. The visit which was led by the state chairman of NANNM, Comrade Roseline Funmilayo Solarin and the state’s director of nursing services, Mr. Oluwatoyin Adejobi was conducted on Thursday 21st September 2017. The purpose of the meeting was to advocate for and lend support to the commencement of the Bachelor of Nursing Sciences {BNSc} programme in the institution. This became imperative in conformity with the recent nursing education reform as decided at the 2017 nursing leaders’ summit held in Kaduna state. The team was received by the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Olatunde Ganiyu and supported by the deputy vice chancellor, registrar, deputy registrar corporate affairs and other management officials of the university.

The nursing team acknowledged the fact that …

#STRIKEUPDATE : FROM THE DESK OF NANNM PRESIDENT

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*FROM THE DESK OF NANNM PRESIDENT*

Good evening dear professional colleagues, here is a fraternal greetings from the NANNM presidential  desk. I appreciate your unflinching support always and wish to intimate you with the update and terms of settlement of the ongoing industrial action.

 I wish to reassure every Nigerian nurse that the struggle has just started and we will not relent until when our privileges are taken without stress and our hard earned rights are not tampered with in whatever form. Struggle continues and when ever you are called upon do not relent, as there is power in unity of purpose. The battle is yet to be worn totally.            

We are equally not unaware of the cacophony of self destruction rolled out by the only disgruntled group of people that is holding the progress of Nigerian health sector down. We shall break their alibi and ride on to glory.  There will be adequate responses to their unguarded talk at appropriate time and through appropriate medium. Ev…

#NEWSUPDATE: RE: FEDERAL FRAUD, RESIDENT DOCTORS AND THE REST OF US by Proffesor Isaac Folorunso Adewole

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RE: FEDERAL FRAUD, RESIDENT DOCTORS AND THE REST OF US by Proffesor Isaac Folorunso Adewole

My attention has just been drawn to the back-page column of The Sun Newspaper of Sunday, September 24, 2017, written by Mrs Funke Egbemode, a media guru with the above title. Ordinarily, I would not have commented on the issue, but I have decided to say one or two things on the matter which the respected President of the Nigerian Guild of Editors raised in the write-up.

Contrary to the impression created in the write-up about resident doctors, they are trainees and constitute a section of the workforce within the tertiary health system in Nigeria. There are other professional health workers that also provide service; nurses/midwives, pharmacists, physiotherapists, record officers including cleaners are all critical to a functional health system. Government must be seen to offer a balanced and fair deal with each of these professional groups especially in an already polarised environment.

While …

#STRIKEUPDATE :The Nigeria Society Of Physiotherapy supports continuity in strike

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The President/Sec. NUAHP/AHPA.                       First we wish to commend the leaderships of NUAHP/AHPA and JOHESU for being able to  unite strongly in taking the  present decision. Thank you so much.  Having commenced this action, it is our suggestion that the strike should not be suspended until reasonable successes culminating in d issuance of circulars and getting alerts over such issues such as skipping,promotion arrears, etc. As Physiotherapists we are at par with medical practitioners in all respects yet, the government treats them as if they are special beings. We want this discrimination to stop henceforth.   We  strongly appeal to you as follows:  1) Centralised Internship : A circular giving immediate approval and instant implementation is requited.   2) Consultancy status and specialist allowance to be paid now, The idea of setting up a committee is a delay tactics therefore discourage it but if impossible, set a time line within a week.  3) Ministers of  health appoin…

#STRIKEUPDATE :The Nigeria Society Of Physiotherapy: Official Position On JOHESU/APHA Strike

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The President/Sec. NUAHP/AHPA.                       First we wish to commend the leaderships of NUAHP/AHPA and JOHESU for being able to  unite strongly in taking the  present decision. Thank you so much.  Having commenced this action, it is our suggestion that the strike should not be suspended until reasonable successes culminating in d issuance of circulars and getting alerts over such issues such as skipping,promotion arrears, etc. As Physiotherapists we are at par with medical practitioners in all respects yet, the government treats them as if they are special beings. We want this discrimination to stop henceforth.   We  strongly appeal to you as follows:  1) Centralised Internship : A circular giving immediate approval and instant implementation is requited.   2) Consultancy status and specialist allowance to be paid now, The idea of setting up a committee is a delay tactics therefore discourage it but if impossible, set a time line within a week.  3) Ministers of  health appoin…

Crisis looms in health sector as NMA moves to stop FG/JOHESU agreement

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A serious crisis that could lead to a long closure of government hospitals across the country is looming; as the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has taken a deft move to stop the recent agreement reached by the Federal Government, with other health workers under the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), antagonized JOHESU’s demands, and condemned the signed agreement.

As the professional rivalry between the doctors and other health professionals in the health sector continue unabated the NMA specifically declared its opposition, to almost all the issues raised and demands made by JOHESU, describing them as unacceptable, has kicked against the agreement recently reached with other health workers under the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU).

The NMA specifically opposed to salary harmonization, one of the important issues which were part of the agreement reached with JOHESU, and declared that the doctors cannot receive the same salary as other health workers.

In a letter hurriedly wri…

#STRIKEUPDATE: JOHESU Awaits Health Minister's Signature to Suspend Strike

Health workers on strike may be waiting for the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole to sign the memorandum of settlement entered into on Saturday, between the Federal Government and the leadership of the Joint Health Sector Unions before asking their members to suspend action and return to work.

The leadership of the striking workers had told reporters after their meeting with the government on Saturday night that they were suspending their strike action in principle, pending the outcome of the meeting of their National Executive Council scheduled to hold tomorrow.

However, Chairman of JOHESU Biobelomoye Joy Josiah told a news conference yesterday that they were suspending the strike action in principle because “there are certain things we expect the government to do between now and Tuesday and once that is done, the strike will be officially called off and our members will be directed to resume work immediately”.

Although Josiah did not mention what they expect the government to do,…

#STRIKEUPDATE : Communique at the End of the Meeting Between the Federal Government and JOHESU

Communique issued at the End of the Meeting held Between the Federal Government and JOHESU at the Conference room of the Hon Minister of Labour and Employment on 30th September 2017

The Joint Health Sector Unions and the federal government held a follow up meeting in the conference room of the Hon. Minister of Labour and Employment in Abuja on Saturday 30th September 2017 to further consider the demands of the unions which led to the strike action embarked upon by JOHESU

According to reports,  the communique continues; Present at the meeting were the Hon. Minister of state for labour and employment, the permanent secretary, FMOH, the chairman, National salaries, incomes and wages commission, Representative of the Head of civil service of the federation and other relevant government functionaries

At the end of the meeting, the following resolutions were reached. 

1. Internship Training

 It was agreed that the Federal Ministry of Health will meet with the various regulatory bodies within two…

#STRIKEUPDATE : Communique at the End of the Meeting Between the Federal Government and JOHESU

Communique issued at the End of the Meeting held Between the Federal Government and JOHESU at the Conference room of the Hon Minister of Labour and Employment on 30th September 2017

The Joint Health Sector Unions and the federal government held a follow up meeting in the conference room of the Hon. Minister of Labour and Employment in Abuja on Saturday 30th September 2017 to further consider the demands of the unions which led to the strike action embarked upon by JOHESU

According to reports,  the communique continues; Present at the meeting were the Hon. Minister of state for labour and employment, the permanent secretary, FMOH, the chairman, National salaries, incomes and wages commission, Representative of the Head of civil service of the federation and other relevant government functionaries

At the end of the meeting, the following resolutions were reached. 

1. Internship Training

 It was agreed that the Federal Ministry of Health will meet with the various regulatory bodies within two…