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DIGITAL HEALTH: M-health to lead positive disruption in health sector

•Why digital health contributes $179 billion to global economy   Access to healthcare in Nigeria and indeed, Africa, still remains a big challenge. For instance, Nigerians pay through the nose to get quality diagnoses and treatments for common ailments. Medical tourism keeps the nation’s economy bleeding.   Penultimate week, President Muhammadu Buhari lamented that Nigeria …

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Amba Launches E-Medical App To Reduce Mortality Rate In Nigeria

  An e-medical transport mobile app that will reduce about two million avoidable deaths in the country has been unveiled in Abuja. The app, known as Amba, is an emergency response aggregator and alert system which delivers real-time medical alerts to doctors-on-call with a view to shortening response time and providing patients with emergency care …

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Dubai Aster Healthcare Partners with University Hospital in Nigeria

Dubai: Aster DM Healthcare, a leading integrated health care services provider in GCC, has announced that it has entered into a partnership agreement with a leading university hospital in Nigeria. Aimed at addressing the need gaps in the Nigerian health care sector, the partnership with Afe Babalola University Ado Ekiti (ABUAD) will see Aster DM …

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An American Startup Could Soon be in Charge of Medical Records in Nigeria

Alvin Ridgle, CEO, ICEMEDX, Limited, making a presentation in my office on how to automate our medical records in our facilities. Our dream is to have an efficient records system in all our facilities. pic.twitter.com/WSeKMGDq2B — Prof. Isaac Adewole (@IsaacFAdewole) July 17, 2018 The caption is self-explanatory – Nigeria’s health minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole, sat …

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Private Sector Collaboration Critical in Public Healthcare, says ARC Nigeria

By Chioma Obinna With the world ranking showing that Nigeria underperforms global and regional peers on key levers of logistics and supply chain efficiency, Africa Resource Centre for Supply Chain, a collaboration of Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, are calling for private sector collaboration in Nigeria to strengthen …

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Nigerian Develop Software “MyMedicalBank” to Capture Health Records

The need to devise innovative and IT-driven ways to improve Nigerians’ access to qualitative healthcare was advanced at a health symposium held in Lagos by Nigerians like, Founder, Flying Doctors Nigeria, Dr Ola Brown; Director at Institute of Genetic Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, Professor Fola Esan; Registrar, Medical Rehabilitation Therapy (Registration) Board of Nigeria, Mrs Olukunle …

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Why Nigeria Doctors are Migrating Abroad– Poll

Nigeria’s leading survey and polling firm, NOIPolls Ltd says that Nigerian doctors are still emigrating in droves to the West, especially the United Kingdom as they employ at least 12 new doctors a week.The firm said in its report released on Tuesday in Abuja that “this continuous migration has further worsened the physician-patient ratio in …

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Encourage Private Sector to Drive Healthcare, Expert Urges FG

Dr Wale Alabi, the Project Director, Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Award (NHEA), has urged government at all levels to encourage private sector to drive the healthcare services in Nigeria. Alabi spoke at the Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Award 2018 organised by the Global Health Projects and Resources in partnership with Anadach Group on Friday night in Lagos. …

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