)The Minister of State for Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has inaugurated a committees on improving the quality of healthcare for mothers newborn and children in the country.

Ehanire made this known said in a statement issued by Mrs Boade Akinola, Director, Media and Public Relations, in the ministry, on Monday in Abuja.

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly says it has increased the budget proposed for the health sector to ensure adequate funds for emergencies associated with women and children.

Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, the Speaker, said this in Lafia, while addressing National Federation of Muslim Women Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN) and other women groups under Partnership Advocacy Child and Family Health.

Resident doctors of the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital (UUTH) on Tuesday protested against what they termed as poor healthcare system in the country.

The doctors, who came out in their numbers at the hospital, wore black ribbons, saying that it was to signify the poor state of the healthcare system in the country.

Primary healthcare stakeholders on Monday called for collaboration in the fight against Pneumonia. They made the call at the occasion of the 2016 World Pneumonia Day Symposium in Abuja, with the theme “The Road to Ending Pneumonia in Nigeria’’.

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