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Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo on Saturday announced N250 million as the start-up capital for health insurance scheme in the state. He described health insurance scheme as a necessity for quality life and should be embraced by individuals, governments, and corporate organizations. Okorocha made the announcement

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The Nigerian government is investigating the leadership crisis at the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said. Mr. Mohammed spoke on a television programme on Sunday, over a week after the health agency spiraled into fresh upheaval following

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The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) says Nigeria may be certified polio-free in the next 11 months, if access to insecure areas in Borno State and some parts of the North-East, improves. Faisal Shuaib, Executive Director, NPHCDA, disclosed this on Monday in Abuja

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According to the latest World Health Organisation, WHO, data published for 2018 life expectancy in Nigeria, a male given birth to in Nigeria in 2018 is expected to live approximately 54.7 years while a female is expected to live approximately 55.7 years in good health.

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The health records in most Nigerian hospitals have been facing some number of problems which have affected the accessibility and utilization of health information in the treatment of patients. But technology solutions may offer a way out. VICTOR OKEKE writes on this. Nwokoma’s father was at first a

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With less than five percent of the Nigerian population under any sort of health care coverage, Piggybank.NG and Avon Healthcare Limited (Avon HMO) have signed a strategic partnership to provide health insurance plans to Nigerian users with flexible monthly payments. The companies collaborated to create

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Minister of State for Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire has advised the media and other Stakeholders against disseminating wrong or misleading information about health issues to-the public. He gave the advice in Abuja during the workshop on tackling health misinformation organised by Africa Check with support from

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About 20 journalists were on Tuesday in Abuja trained on how to report issues surrounding Bio-safety and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO). The one-day workshop was organised by the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), a nongovernmental organisation at the forefront of the campaign against the

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The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Adewale Oke, has decried the low number of trained rheumatologists to treat musculoskeletal diseases in Nigeria. Mr Oke, a professor, made the assertion at the West African Rheumatology Conference organised by the Nigerian Society

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Taraji P. Henson has launched The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging African-Americans to talk about mental health in the community. “It was like looking for a unicorn, and the reason that happens is that we don’t talk about it in our

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