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Okorocha Earmarks 250m for take-off of Imo Health Insurance Scheme

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 at the official flag-off ceremony of Imo State Health …

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Nigerian government speaks on NHIS leadership crisis

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 the refusal of its Executive Secretary, Usman Yusuf, to …

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Nigeria to Attain Polio-free Status in 2019 – NPHCDA

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 during the 36th meeting of the Expert Review Committee on …

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Life Expectancy in Nigeria now 55 Years — WHO

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. The data shows Nigeria has a World life expectancy ranking …

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How To Bring Healthcare System In Nigeria Into The Digital Age

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 visitor to the out-patient department before his condition degenerated. …

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Medical tourism: NGO calls for infrastructure development

A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Medicaid Cancer Foundation has urged government at all level to increase development in the health sector to reduce foreign medical tourism. Co-fundraiser and Supporter of the foundation, Mrs. Aisha Coker, made the call at the “Walk Away from Cancer” event on Saturday in Abuja. Coker said that more infrastructure development in …

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Nurses Must Embrace Professional Core Values – Idris

Dr. Jide Idris, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, has tasked nurses in the State health sector on the need to embrace the core values of the nursing profession in the care of patients. Idris gave this charge today during the 2018 Nurses Assembly, a programme sponsored by the Lagos State Government to update nurses, …

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Lifespan 2040: Nigeria up (157th to 123rd), US down, Spain on top

Life expectancy in 2040 is set to rise at least a little in all nations but the rankings will change dramatically, with Spain taking the top spot while China and the United States trade places, researchers said Wednesday. With a projected average lifespan of nearly 85.8 years, Spain — formerly in 4th place — will …

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Nigerians Advised to Maintain Healthy Activities

Nigerians have been advised to maintain simple activities to keep them in good health, as being healthy is the first step to acquiring wealth. This was the summation of the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered) at its maiden Health Talk, in Victoria Island, Lagos on Wednesday. Speaking on the theme “New Models and Realities in …

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World Mental Health Day: Nigeria’s failure to repeal 60-year-old Lunacy Act hurts patients

As the World marks Mental Health Day, attention is again drawn to the failure of the Nigerian government to enact laws that protect mental health patients from stigma and discrimination. Experts have described the existing Nigerian legislation on mental health as archaic. The legislation is named the Lunacy Act of 1958, enacted two years before …

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