AHBN pledges media engagement on health sector development

September 22, 2023 Helen Oji 0

The Coordinator Africa Health Budget Network (AHBN), Dr. Aminu Magashi has advocated for the reactivation of the culture of holding bi-monthly engagements with members of the media to discuss and inform Nigerians of developments in the health sector. Dr. Magashi, who made the call in Abuja on the sidelines of a courtesy visit paid to him by the newly elected Read More

MAN to govs: Allow LGs provide primary health care services to citizens

September 1, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

The national president, Muslim Association of Nigeria (MAN), Alhaji Tajudeen Ojikutu, on Friday charged governors to allow local governments provide primary health care services to people. Ojikutu gave the charge Friday while speaking with journalists on the commissioning of a 20-bed primary health care centre donated to MAN Ibadan branch by the family of a former permanent secretary in Oyo Read More

Jigawa official suggests 10 health centres for the nomads

July 24, 2023 Bayo Muhammad Alabira 0

Jigawa state government has been called upon to convert the redundant Incubation Centres across the state into mobile health clinics for nomads. The executive secretary of the Nomadic Education, Jigawa state, Hajiya Ramatu Muhammad, said Monday that the Incubation Centres created for the nomads across the state years back were left redundant and they need to be transformed into health Read More

Achieving universal health coverage and universal access in Nigeria

July 13, 2023 Victor Okeke 0

Universal health coverage (UHC) and universal access to healthcare services are essential goals that ensure all individuals have access to the healthcare services they need without facing financial hardship. In Nigeria, while progress has been made, there is still a long way to go in achieving these objectives. This article explores the importance of UHC and universal access, their dimensions, Read More

Ondo workers pray over Akeredolu’s health

July 3, 2023 Barnabas Olabisi 0

Akure Following the prayer sessions held across MDAs in Ondo state few weeks ago as directed by the head of service, Pastor Kayode Ogundele, towards the quick recovery of Governor Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN, the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Otunba Wale Akinlosotu said he was optimistic and assured that the prayers have started yielding positive results. The commissioner gave Read More

Comparing health Insurance laws in Nigeria and South Africa

June 29, 2023 Victor Okeke 0

South Africa’s National Assembly recently approved a groundbreaking law that paves the way for the introduction of universal health insurance. The National Health Insurance Bill, passed on June 13, 2023 has generated both praise and criticism from various stakeholders, including businesses, opposition political parties, health-care professionals, and activists. In this article, we will compare this landmark legislation with Nigeria’s National Read More

Towards universal health coverage in Southeast

The five South-eastern states alongside technical partners are collaborating to ensure universal health covetage for their people. OKECHUKWU ONUEGBU reports. Health is wealth, a popular maxim which clarifies the importance of health to every living thing. This proves that whoever is alive can always find a way to survive or prosper. It further explains why most of the governments, international Read More

Bill Gates’ scathing remarks on health care expenditure

June 26, 2023 Jerry Uwah 0

Last week was not the best of times for the immediate past rulers of Nigeria. Bill Gates, the world’s former richest man, foremost philanthropist and co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation took them to the cleaners. Gates lamented that Nigeria spends an average of $10 (N6, 663 at current exchange rate) annually on the health of each Nigerian. Read More

Maximising synergies for a stronger health system: Lessons from Nigeria

May 27, 2023 Victor Okeke 0

Nigeria, like many countries around the world, faces the challenge of integrating its health agendas to build a comprehensive and effective health system. A Lancet Commission, established in 2018, has undertaken an extensive study to understand how Nigeria can achieve synergies between universal health coverage, health security, and health promotion, while also identifying the factors that contribute to dis-synergies. The Read More

The health benefits of milk

May 27, 2023 Daniel Ighakpe 0

“And there will be enough . . . milk to feed you, To feed your household, and to sustain your servant girls.” – Proverbs 27:27. A healthy drink – Milk, is the first food we consume when we are born. Breast milk provides the ideal nutrition for infants during their first months of life. Children are encouraged to drink up Read More

Ekiti state’s ambitious health insurance scheme

April 27, 2023 Victor Okeke 0

Health insurance and universal health coverage are critical components of any functioning healthcare system, and Ekiti State in Nigeria is no exception. In recent years, the state government has made significant efforts to improve healthcare access and affordability for its citizens through the implementation of health insurance schemes and universal health coverage programs. Health insurance is a type of insurance Read More

Revealed! When Nigeria will receive Malaria vaccine

April 25, 2023 Admin III 0

The Federal Ministry of Health has announced that the RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine is expected to be in the country by April 2024. According to the ministry, they have applied for the RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine in the third application widow for the vaccine which ended April 18, 2023. Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, who was represented at a press briefing Read More

Ensuring equity in elimination of cervical cancer in Nigeria

April 20, 2023 Claire Nwachukwu 0

Cervical cancer, which is the fourth most common cancer, is a kind of cancer that happens when cervical cells become abnormal and out of control over time. These cancer cells invade deep into the cervical tissue. If it progresses, cancer cells can spread to different organs in the body. According to WHO, In 2018, an estimated 570,000 women were diagnosed Read More

Sanwo-Olu’s aide assures Lagosians of more goodies, better deal 

April 3, 2023 Adewale Ajayi 0

Residents of Lagos state have been assured of better condition of service and more goodies from the state  governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat. The assurance was given by the chief press secretary to the governor, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, when he appeared on a political interview programme on Silverbird Television anchored by Chris Kehinde Nwandu.   He said the governor is happy about Read More

How to realise political commitments towards universal health coverage

February 28, 2023 Victor Okeke 0

Promoting and protecting health is essential to human welfare and sustained economic and social development. This was recognised more than 30 years ago by the Alma-Ata Declaration signatories, who noted that Health for All would contribute both to a better quality of life and also to global peace and security. Not surprisingly, people also rate health one of their highest Read More

Health implications of Nigeria’s high female genital mutilation rate

February 28, 2023 Admin III 0

In a joint statement to mark the 2023 International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, UNICEF and the United Nations Population Fund said Nigeria accounts for the third highest number of women and girls who have undergone Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). According to the statement, 4.3 million girls are at risk of FGM in 2023, while the number Read More

E-Health Africa graduates 18 in software engineering

February 17, 2023 Bashir Mohammed 0

A non-governmental organisation (NGO), E-Health Academy (EHA), has graduated its 4th cohort of fellows who received free training and mentorships on software engineering in Kano. Speaking during the graduation ceremony held on Friday, the senior manager, Software Engineering Unit and lead for the implementation of EHA Academy, Jamil Galadanci, said the 10-week intensive programme was offered to underprivileged youth to Read More

The new mental health legislation in Nigeria

February 8, 2023 Victor Okeke 0

Mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety are highly rampant in low‐ and middle‐income countries like Nigeria. People in Nigeria lack adequate knowledge regarding mental health disorders and have various misconceptions for its underlying causes such as drug and alcohol use (80.8%), possession by evil spirits (30.2%), traumatic event or shock (29.9%), stress (29.2%), and genetic inheritance (26.5%), and very Read More

2023: Uba Sani vows to empower women, youths 

January 22, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The gubernatorial candidate of All Progressives Congress in Kaduna state, Sen. Uba Sani, has promised to empower women and youth if elected governor, just as women and youths occupy strategic positions in the el-Rufai administration. Senator Sani said majority of the voting population are youths and women, so he is counting on their votes to win the governorship election to Read More

Reducing waste, enabling sustainable consumption: The time is now

January 1, 2023 Timi Olubiyi 0

Happy New Year 2023. The yuletide has witnessed a significant consumption rate across the country in the consumer goods sector. On a larger scale, sachet usage has dominated the retail industry in many parts of Africa but more significantly in Nigeria, where the population is high, and there is a huge demand for consumer goods. The level of plastic and Read More

Kano to incorporate emirates in sectoral development – Commissioner 

December 15, 2022 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Kano state government has said with the consolidation of the four new emirates in the state, the stage has been set for the incorporation of the traditional institution into its sectoral development programmes to accommodate the overall socio-economic needs of the people. The Commissioner for Information and Internal Affairs, Malam Muhammad Garba, stated this in a statement, in reaction Read More

MPI Report 2022: 63% of Nigerians poor – NBS

December 15, 2022 Blessing Anaro 0

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says its highlights of the 2022 Multi-dimensional Poverty Index (MPI) survey revealed that 63 per cent or 133 million of persons living within Nigeria are multi-dimensionally poor. The national MPI is 0.257, indicating that poor people in Nigeria experience just over one-quarter of all possible deprivations. Semiu Adeniran, Statistician General of the Federation and Read More

2023: Youth league hails SIP success in Kwara  

December 14, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

League of Kwara Youths Movement Wednesday applauded the Social Investment Programme (SIP) of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq’s administration, describing it as the most expressive and credible programme.  The group warned youths in the state not to give saboteurs a chance to operate ahead of the 2023 general elections so as not to rob them of the benefits of the administration.  Addressing a world Read More

2023: APC victory certain – Nasarawa speaker 

December 13, 2022 Mohammed Yangida 0

Speaker, Nasarawa state House of Assembly, Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, has expressed optimism that the candidates of All Progressives Congress (APC) would come out victorious in the 2023 general elections.  He stated this while inaugurating his 60- man third term  campaign team in Umaisha, Toto LGA of Nasarawa state Tuesday. “I am here to officially inaugurate my third term campaign Read More