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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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Avon HMO Partners With Piggybank.NG To Improve Healthcare Access For Nigerians

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 a unique health care plan called AvonFlex, which is focused …

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NMA PRESIDENT says: 58 Years After, Nigeria Still Low in Global Health Indices

As Nigeria celebrates 58 years as an independent nation, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), has lamented the inability of the country to make headway in the health sector. In its message to commemorate the day, NMA President, Dr. Francis Faduyile, also lamented that besides government’s failure to fully implement the 2014 National Health Act, which …

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UK Signs MOU with Nigeria to Strengthen Health Security

The United Kingdom through its national public health institute, Public Health England(PHE) and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control(NCDC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today to strengthen health security in Nigeria. The International Health Regulations (IHR) strengthening programme in Nigeria is part of a £16 million project funded by the UK Department of …

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Minister of State for Health Advises Media, Others Against Wrong Health Information

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 the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The minister said …

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WHO Deploys Nearly 4,000 Volunteers To Tackle Malaria In Borno And Adamawa States

Determined to reverse the scourge of the malaria burden in North East Nigeria, World Health Organization (WHO) has deployed nearly 4,353 volunteers to administer anti-malaria drugs in the second and third cycle of malaria chemo-prevention campaigns in Borno and Adamawa states. Across Jere, Maiduguri Metropolitan Council, Kukawa, Guzamala, Damboa, Mobbar and Mafa Local Government Areas …

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