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What Is The International Best Practices In Appointing Health Ministers by OKKO(m): 10:07pm On May 12, 2018
Since the current health workers strike in Nigeria, all the stake holders has been citing international best practices. The doctors under NMA and all other health workers under JOHESU has been at log ahead.

Both groups has been dishing out propaganda to the media. The doctors has claimed that they control all other departments and their services are at the doctors' beck and call, but JOHESU insists that the assumption is wrong. Doctors lack training and competence in some of these areas e.g physiotherapy/medical rehabilitation. They are doctors too, they assess, treat, rehabilitate and discharge with all diagnostic imaging and lab tests privileges. Optometrists too are doctors both by operations and designation, they have spent 6yrs in medical school yet NMA said they are just support staff.

Nonetheless, JOHESU Leadership has come out to accuse the NMA doctors of ignorance, greediness and myopic thinking. Dr. Adewole the current Minister for Health has been proven wrong in regard to international best practices.

There could be bias from the Ministers. Today, both the minister of labour, senior and junior ministers of health are NMA doctors so the JOHESU strike that has paralyzed the health sector is rather a thing of politics for the ministers. You often see them on TV interviews double speaking. There is no gainsaying that NMA has colonized and made their birth right the offices of:
a) minister for health
b) minister of state for health
c) CMDs of all secondary and tertiary hospitals
d) Deputy CMDs
e) CMACs
f) directors of 90% of all parastaltas and health related agencies
g) the list is endless
NMA said the reason for coveting these offices is because other health workers are not "medically qualified" even though they all finished from the same college of medicine; took same or similar causes together or as separate departments.

Let's look at the so called international best practices. Lets look at the ministers of health of following countries:

1. France minister of health
Morisol Touraine.
She is not a degree holder. Studied At Ecole Normale Supereure and specialized in Economics and social issues.

2. Germany minister of health
Jens Spahn.
Studied Political science and Law at University of Hagen.

3. Saudi Arabia minister of health.
Dr. Tawfiq Al Ravish.
Obtain bachelor degree in Financial management and Mathematics, then 2 masters in computer science and information science.

4. Israel minister of health.
Yaakov Litzman.
Studied Torah and his first job was principal of Yaakov Girls school and then join politics.

5. Spain minister of health, social, security and Equality.
Dolors Montserrat.
A Lawyer and politician. She specialized in Real Estate and Environmental Law.

6. India minister of health
Jagat Prakash Nadda.
He a graduate of Law at Himachal Prakash.

7. Canada minister of health
Genette Petitpas Taylor.
She has bachelor degree in Social work.

Non of the above ministers study medicine and they are health ministers of their countries. Yet Isaac Adewole and NMA are saying our ministry of health institutions most be headed by medical doctors, ie. the international best practice.

#copied and edited.

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Re: What Is The International Best Practices In Appointing Health Ministers by melaniga: 10:36pm On May 12, 2018
Hmmmmmm
Re: What Is The International Best Practices In Appointing Health Ministers by ashjay001(m): 12:20am On May 13, 2018
Info will not kee us
Re: What Is The International Best Practices In Appointing Health Ministers by OKKO(m): 7:14am On May 13, 2018
ashjay001:
Info will not kee us
Truth will always over take lies.

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Re: What Is The International Best Practices In Appointing Health Ministers by OKKO(m): 7:22am On May 13, 2018
*UK HEALTH COUNCIL*

In united kingdom where our president and other senators often seek medical care, leaving our jeopardized health system being managed by minister of doctors over the years without meaningful development, but rather what we are experiencing are anarchy, morbid egocentric mentality, industrial disharmony, superiority complexes, and strong desire to head all departments. They have termed other health care professionals such as Physiotherapists, Nurses, Medical Laboratory Scientists, Pharmacists, Optometrists, Radiographers, Dieticians and Occupational therapists as Non medical Health workers and they are the only medical health workers in Nigeria. With this showmanship of ignorance and acute behaviour of catatonic schizophrenia found among medical doctors in Nigeria. We wish to explain how the UK HEALTH COUNCIL IS HEADED.

*UK Minister of State For Health- Stephen Barclay* ; - He studied Law at the College of Law, Chester.

*UK Secretary of state for Health and Social care- Jeremy Hunt MP* ;- He studied philosophy, politics and economics at Magdelen College, Oxford.

*UK Minister of State for Care- Caroline Dinenage* ;- She studied Politics and English at Swansea University

*UK Secretary of State for Mental Health and Inequalities- Jackie Dougle* ;- She studied economics at University College, Durham

*UK Secretary of State for Public Health and Primary care- Steve Brina MP* - He studied History from Liverpool Hope University

Is it not laughable that NMA is citing International best practices, I wonder where their own international best practices came from.

Concerned
UGONSITE
JOHESUITE

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Re: What Is The International Best Practices In Appointing Health Ministers by Nobody: 12:35pm On May 13, 2018
The international best practices is such that only the medically qualified are appointed as health ministers. We will not take anything short of that. We can't jeopardise the health of our people.
only the medical doctors are medically qualified.
Re: What Is The International Best Practices In Appointing Health Ministers by Nobody: 1:07pm On May 13, 2018
DABMarkNig2019:
The international best practices is such that only the medically qualified are appointed as health ministers. We will not take anything short of that. We can't jeopardise the health of our people.
only the medical doctors are medically qualified.

You are either blinded by ego or you can't read the above.

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Re: What Is The International Best Practices In Appointing Health Ministers by elitestrategist: 1:12pm On May 13, 2018
We r watching
Re: What Is The International Best Practices In Appointing Health Ministers by Dbboy(m): 1:29pm On May 13, 2018
What about USA secretary for health Alex Michael Azar II is an American lawyer and former drug company executive who is the current United States Secretary of Health and Human Services, after being nominated by President Donald Trump.
Re: What Is The International Best Practices In Appointing Health Ministers by OKKO(m): 5:36pm On May 13, 2018
Dbboy:
What about USA secretary for health Alex Michael Azar II is an American lawyer and former drug company executive who is the current United States Secretary of Health and Human Services, after being nominated by President Donald Trump.


Don't mind the egomaniac

when their relatives are the one on sick bed they will shelve the ego be running up and down the hospital mobilizing all the departments to help.

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Re: What Is The International Best Practices In Appointing Health Ministers by utytill(m): 7:33pm On May 13, 2018
"international best practice" the trending grammar from NMA. But if we follow this international best practices,80% of our medical doctors will be sack eg Ngige.
Re: What Is The International Best Practices In Appointing Health Ministers by Samgreguc(m): 8:16pm On May 13, 2018
Truth be told, NMA Top officials most likely knows the truth. Administrative positions requires administrative skills and Clinical positions requires Clinical Skills.

NMA, JOHESU and other Philosophers needs round table discussions where they can discuss with boldness, without fear or favour for the good of the Patients.
Re: What Is The International Best Practices In Appointing Health Ministers by Turantula(m): 8:28pm On May 13, 2018
By ethnicity,must be an illiterate (as usual) from F00lani terrorist tribe.
Re: What Is The International Best Practices In Appointing Health Ministers by TherWasACountry: 9:33pm On May 13, 2018
Front page, abeg
Re: What Is The International Best Practices In Appointing Health Ministers by theenchanter: 9:37pm On May 13, 2018
What about this......

Re: What Is The International Best Practices In Appointing Health Ministers by Nobody: 1:34pm On May 14, 2018
theenchanter:
What about this......
Canada as a nation has been in existence long before Nigeria but do you know that since the creation of Canada, Ginette Petitpas Taylor is the first medical doctor to be appointed to that position?
So what sets of people do you think the government of Canada have been appointing as the nations health minister?
I guess you know the answer....certainly not medicals doctors but people who are tested health administrators and bureaucrats. the fact that the current health minister is a medical doctor doesn't make it the norm and Canada is just a country out of so many others.
The medical doctors have been in charge of our health care system for the past 30 years but ours is one of the worst on earth.

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