Nigeria: Bill Gates Foundation Invests US$1 Billion in Nigeria's Healthcare System

Nigeria: Bill Gates Foundation Invests US$1 Billion in Nigeria’s Healthcare System  AllAfrica.com Gates Foundation invests over $1bn on healthcare in Nigeria  Journalducameroun.com – English – (press release) Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s investment in Nigeria hits $1bn — Gates  Daily Nigerian News Full coverage Source: Nigeria Health Care News

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US donates $533m humanitarian aid to Africa

  The United States has announced 533 million dollar in humanitarian assistance for African nations Facing life-threatening food insecurity and malnutrition, the US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson announced the grant on Wednesday. The grant would support safe drinking water programs, emergency healthcare and hygiene programs to treat and prevent the spread of disease, and […]

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NHEA Announces Call for Nominations for Healthcare Excellence Award

      The Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Award (NHEA) has announced call for nominations for the 5th edition of the Oscar of Nigeria healthcare award. Speaking on this announcement, the Project Director, Dr. Wale Alabi, said, “NHEA 2018 being the 5th edition will be bigger and very exciting considering the increased activities in the Nigeria […]

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Journalists should make state governments accountable for healthcare delivery in Nigeria – Minister

  Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has urged the media to interrogate state governments more on their practical commitment to health care delivery in the country. Mr. Adewole made this call on Tuesday in Abuja at a health financing policy dialogue organised by THISDAY Newspaper. The summit was held under the theme: “Moving Nigeria […]

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Resource centre tasks govt on healthcare workers safety

By Felicia Imohimi Ethics Resource Centre Nigeria, an International Non-governmental Organisation (INGO), has appealed to governments to support capacity building conference on security of healthcare workers. Mr Ike Onyechere, the Chairman of the centre and coordinating agency of the upcoming national conference on security of hospitals and health workers, made the call in an interview […]

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Four takeaways from summit on financing Nigeria’s healthcare

Health financing, funding and the rising cost of healthcare in Nigeria were on the front burner at Tuesday’s summit on ‎provision of quality healthcare for Nigerians. The event on improved healthcare financing model for a sustained investment in the health sector was put together by THISDAY newspaper in conjunction with the World Bank Group. Health […]

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5 facts about CHIPS intervention in child primary healthcare in Nigeria

      The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (ENPHCDA), said that every year, 33,000 women die from preventable causes as a result of pregnancy and that 940,000 children under age five die every year. The Community Health Influencers and Promoters Service (CHIPS), is an initiative brought about by the federal government to tackle […]

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Nigeria: Osinbajo, Gavi Delegation Discuss Nigeria’s Healthcare System

PRESS RELEASE President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to finding lasting solutions to the challenges of healthcare delivery and funding in Nigeria, including exploring alternative sources, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. Mr. Osinbajo stated this today at the Presidential Villa when he received a delegation from the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), […]

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Senate tasks federal govt on high mortality rate

            Senate yesterday called on the federal government to provide adequate primary healthcare delivery services The senate said the condition has become highly alarming because for every single day now, Nigeria loses about 2, 300 under-five year olds and 145 women of child bearing age. To begin with, senate mandated […]

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Experts Call for Legal Framework, Improved Funding for Healthcare Sector

    Different experts and speakers drawn from the public and private health sector Tuesday canvassed for a legal framework to finance the sector, adding that the framework should be robust enough to support the delivery of a set of high impact interventions. They equally harped on the need for increased public investment in the […]

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Enugu govt targets 900000 children in state-wide measles vaccination

The Enugu State Government says it is targeting 900,000 children between the ages of nine months and five years for vaccination in its forthcoming state-wide measles campaign. The Director of Public Health in the state’s Ministry of Health, Okechukwu Ossai, disclosed this in Enugu on Friday. Mr. Ossai, a medical doctor, said the campaign would […]

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Call for nominations for Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Award

The Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Award (NHEA) has called for nominations for the fifth edition of the Oscar of Nigeria healthcare award. Speaking on the announcement, Dr. Wale Alabi, Project Director declare: “NHEA 2018 being the 5th edition will be bigger and very exciting considering the increased activities in the Nigeria healthcare sector in the last […]

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Lassa Fever Kills 72 In Nigeria’s Worst Outbreak Of The Disease

Lassa Fever Kills 72 In Nigeria’s Worst Outbreak Of The Disease March 02 01:00 2018 By Emily Walters Of the suspected cases, 317 are said to be confirmed, while 72 deaths were also confirmed, eight of which are probable. A total of 2845 contacts have been identified in 18 states. The states are: Edo, Ondo, […]

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NMA locks down all health facilities in Kogi

By Stephen Adeleye The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Kogi on Thursday said that all healthcare facilities in the state would remain shut until all its minimum demands are met. A communique issued after an Ordinary General Meeting (OGM) of the association in Lokoja, and signed by its Chairman, Dr Godwin Tijani, and the Secretary, […]

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Aggrieved doctors shut down Kogi hospitals

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Kogi on Thursday said that all healthcare facilities in the state would remain shut until all its minimum demands are met. A communique issued after an Ordinary General Meeting (OGM) of the association in Lokoja, and signed by its Chairman, Godwin Tijani, and secretary, Zubair Kabiru, also directed its […]

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Integrated Diagnostics Holdings acquire Nigerian medical diagnostics business, Echo-Scan

London-listed IDH and Mansour family’s Man Capital join to scoop up Nigerian healthcare firm. “With thousands of small clinics, hospitals, and diagnostic centres spread across 36 states, Nigeria’s healthcare market is extremely fragmented and poorly provided for.” London-listed Integrated Diagnostics Holdings (IDH) has created a joint venture with Man Capital, the investment arm of the […]

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I would love to be the go-to aesthetic centre for clients visiting Nigeria– Uju

Source: Nigeria Health Care News Biography Uju Rapu is a medical doctor. Her speciality is in the area of Aesthetic Medicine. She pursued clinical medicine for a period but with an evident passion for Aesthetics, went on and trained with some of London’s Harley Street Aesthetic Specialists and later on worked with Dr Akhere Aire […]

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Compulsory Education: Bayelsa threatens parents with imprisonment

The Bayelsa State Executive Council has threatened to arrest and prosecute any parent who refuses to send his or her child to school to acquire formal education. The Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said this in a press statement on Wednesday. According to the statement, the decision came at the end of the […]

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Nigeria: Time to Increase Doctors Retirement Age

OPINION Nigeria: Time to Increase Doctors Retirement Age By Cosmas Odoemena “Op finished,” announced the General Surgeon, signalling to the anaesthetic team that the surgery was over. The General Surgeon, Dr David has 35 years of surgical experience under his belt. Dr David, having been put out to pasture at 60, is now 67 and […]

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How technology can boost healthcare delivery —Health Minister

Source: Nigeria Health Care News Health Minister, Professor Isaac Adewole have stressed the importance of a comprehensive electronic health information management system that links all hospitals to boost healthcare delivery in Nigeria Professor Adewole spoke at 58th annual Alexander Brown Hall, College of Medicine week symposium entitled “Using technology to Solve Nigeria’s Health Care problems” […]

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Don’t blame federal govt for poor state of primary health care facilities – Minister

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, says primary health care is not the responsibility of the federal government but that of local governments. While the assertion draws support from the Constitution, it is, however, in conflict with the position of the Nigerian Senate, which on Tuesday called on the federal government to put primary health […]

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‘Nigerians should enter mobile health initiative now’

Source: Nigeria Health Care News               Dr Simpa Dania, Chief Happiness Officer, APMIS Health Management Systems Ltd., says e-health and telemedicine will go a long way to solve Nigeria’s healthcare delivery challenges. Dania made the assertion in an interview with newsmen in Ibadan on Wednesday. He spoke on the […]

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Nigerian govt., medical doctors disagree on implementation of National Health Act

The Nigerian government and the Nigerian Medical Association have disagreed over the status of the National Health Act, a law that came into effect in 2016 to improve the access of Nigerians to health care delivery. While the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, in an exclusive interview with PREMIUM TIMES, said the Act had been […]

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Telemedicine Credentialing by Proxy: What Hospitals and Telehealth Companies Need to Know

Telemedicine Credentialing by Proxy: What Hospitals and Telehealth Companies Need to Know Monday, February 19, 2018 Hospital-based telemedicine services continue to rapidly expand across the country, allowing providers to deliver care to rural areas and better allocate the staffing and availability of specialist physicians such as neurologists and emergency medicine. However, despite the uptick in […]

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Major Health Stories from Online

One in three Nigerian households consume contaminated water – Report About one in three households in Nigeria consume contaminated water, a survey by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has revealed. The survey was carried out in 2016/2017 by the NBS in collaboration with the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) and the National Agency […]

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How neglected PHCs leave many in Nasarawa without healthcare

How neglected PHCs leave many in Nasarawa without healthcare February 17, 2018Stephanie Adams PHC Giza (Photo taken by Stephanie Adams) Related News Don’t blame federal govt for poor state of primary health care facilities – Minister INVESTIGATION: Nigeria’s health centres still dysfunctional a year after govt began reconstruction Special Report: How personnel shortage, ‘internal brain […]

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One in three Nigerian households consume contaminated water – Report

About one in three households in Nigeria consume contaminated water, a survey by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has revealed. The survey was carried out in 2016/2017 by the NBS in collaboration with the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) and the National Agency for the Control of Aids (NACA) as part of the […]

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A key to solving endemic Lassa Fever in Nigeria: Establishing more diagnostic facilities

Lassa fever affects ≈100,000 persons per year in West Africa. The disease is caused by Lassa virus, an arenavirus, and is associated with bleeding and organ failure. The case-fatality rate in hospitalized patients is 10%–20%. The reservoir of the virus is multimammate mice (Mastomys natalensis). Investigations in the 1970s and 1980s pointed to the existence […]

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The use of paper records poses risks to patient care

Lynne Minion | 06 Feb 2018 The use of paper records, a lack of uniformity in electronic medical records and the wildly varying quality of medical data collected poses risks to patient care. According to a Monash University study into medical records in Melbourne hospitals. In an audit of medical records at five major university […]

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Doctors combat one of the deadliest killers in American hospitals, Clostridium difficile

    The technology used by Facebook, Google and Amazon to turn spoken language into text, recognize faces and target advertising could help doctors combat one of the deadliest killers in American hospitals. Clostridium difficile, a deadly bacterium spread by physical contact with objects or infected people, thrives in hospitals, causing 453,000 cases a year […]

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Global Electronic Health Records (EHR) Market Expected to Reach $33,294 Million by 2023

Global Electronic Health Records (EHR) Market Expected to Reach $33,294 Million by 2023 – Allied Market Research News provided by Allied Market Research Feb 01, 2018, 10:00 ET Share this article PORTLAND, Oregon and PUNE, India, February 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — According to a new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, “Electronic Health Records […]

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Apple makes a jump into the electronic health records game

By Rachel Z. Arndt | January 26, 2018 After months of rumors, Apple made a jump into the electronic health records game, allowing patients to aggregate their records on their iPhones. The move could effectively pressure EHR vendors to open up access to patients’ digital records. “This creates a high-profile and instant demand for the […]

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A Vanderbilt professor help establish electronic health records in his home country of Kenya

A Vanderbilt professor has been helping establish electronic health records in his home country of Kenya, which includes vast expanses cut off from internet access. And he says the lessons from Africa could help expand care to isolated parts of the U.S. Martin Were says the United States isn’t so different from Kenya. There are […]

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Foundation holds seminar on sickle cell disorder

Foundation holds seminar on sickle cell disorder  Vanguard The Sickle Cell Foundation Nigeria, SCFN, will next week organize a seminar for doctors and nurses from all the geo-political zones of Nigeria in Lagos. The seminar billed to hold 20 through 22 March, 2018 at the National Sickle Cell Centre, opposite the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, […]

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Nigeria: How Remote Villages in Nigeria Can Beat Malaria Through Community Health

Nigeria: How Remote Villages in Nigeria Can Beat Malaria Through Community Health  AllAfrica.com Source: Nigeria Health Care News Njediko — Nigeria has more cases and deaths from Malaria than any other country in the world. It’s entire 177 million population is at risk from the disease. But in remote villages, training members of the community to […]

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Two die of diarrhoea, 82 hospitalised in Kaduna

No fewer than two children have died and 82 others hospitalised following an outbreak of vomiting and diarrhoea in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that the outbreak was recorded in Kafanchan and neighbouring villages of Katsit, Takau and Katsak. Abdullmumin Bala, the Disease Control Officer of […]

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US-based Nigerians Plan to come home to invest

US-based Nigerians Plan to  come home to invest Nigerians in U.S. ON FEBRUARY 5, 201810:08 AMIN NEWSCOMMENTS New York – A group of accomplished Nigerian professionals in the U.S. have expressed their eagerness to come home and invest in the Nigerian economy to fast–track the development of the country. Some members of the Infrastructure and […]

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Tech company nurtures healthtech startup to tackle blood delivery challenge

Source: Nigeria Health Care News Tech company nurtures healthtech startup to tackle blood delivery challenge The startup has been able to develop a smarter way to deliver blood to Lagos hospitals is getting new funding to expand its service. Nigeria’s leading tech hub, Co-Creation Hub, has nurtured a fast rising startup, Lifebank, to tackle blood […]

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Healthcare Providers in Nigeria – Healthcare, Healthcare Services Industries

Healthcare Providers in Nigeria – Healthcare, Healthcare Services Industries  MilTech Source: Nigeria Health Care News Healthcare Providers in Nigeria – Healthcare, Healthcare Services Industries 19 February 2018 – by Marcin Kapuściński The Healthcare Providers in Nigeria Report has been published. It provides updated in 2018 year analysis of industries from Healthcare, Healthcare Services Markets. Healthcare Providers […]

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Africa News Roundup: China spying on Africa

Source: Nigeria Health Care News A Chinese-Trojan horse?: In 2012, the African Union inaugurated its new headquarters in Addis Ababa. Worth over $200m, the project was fully funded by China, which also built and paid for the building’s computer network. Teodoro Obiang Nguema, president of Equatorial Guinea and then AU chairperson, reportedly proclaimed it “a […]

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Teaching hospitals to get N300m, FMCs others N120m to improve healthcare delivery

Teaching hospitals to get N300m, FMCs & others N120m to improve healthcare delivery  Vanguard Source: Nigeria Health Care News Adewole said each teaching hospital would get N300 million, Federal Medical Centres N120 million each, while each Fistula Centre and Specialist Hospital would receive N120 million to improve healthcare delivery. He said beyond the intervention in the […]

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Abia Government Collaborates With FG To Improve Health Services

Source: Nigeria Health Care News Governor Ikpeazu in Umuahia received the minister of Health, Isaac Adewole who paid him a courtesy visit. Ikpeazu who observed that no state can do it alone except it keys into what the federal government is doing, commended the minister for the intervention in the nation’s healthcare system. The minister […]

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Academic Clinic is established in collaboration with Academic Teaching and Specialist Hospitals

Academic Clinic is established in collaboration with Academic Teaching and Specialist Hospitals, to showcase the global health initiative and platform, aim at reducing global health disparity. We plan on your continuous support to reach out to the healthcare needs in Nigeria and offer a systematic and integrated program, with real-time Telehealth engagement, feedback survey and  […]

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Nigeria Healthcare Providers Call For More Government Intervention

Nigeria Healthcare Providers Call For More Government Intervention  Africa Independent Television Source: Nigeria Health Care News The call was made by members of the Pediatric Association Of Nigeria (PAN) and union of national African pediatric societies (UNAPSA) at conference in Abuja. They also emphasised the need for a sustainable immunization exercise and a fight against malnutrition […]

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Medical Emergency (Non) Response In Nigeria – By Abiodun Ladepo

Medical Emergency (Non)Response In Nigeria By Abiodun Ladepo  SaharaReporters.com Source: Nigeria Health Care News Medical Emergency (Non)Response In Nigeria By Abiodun Ladepo You get accidentally knocked down by a car in the middle of Ibadan…knocked down hard into unconsciousness…what do you think bystanders would do (or can do) to help save your life? It’s an accident, […]

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Nigeria’s healthcare status characterised by infant, material mortality

Nigeria’s healthcare status characterised by infant, material mortality —Grange  Vanguard Source: Nigeria Health Care News CALABAR —PROFESSOR Adenike Grange, former Minister of Health, has said short life expectancy caused by high infant and maternal mortality rate was one of the major challenges facing the country’s healthcare delivery system. Grange, who stated this at Calabar, Cross River […]

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A brief introduction to academicclinic.org

A brief introduction to the concept of academicclinic.org website and its goal. First, it is a website that will seek institutional affiliations, forums and content contributions and connected health concept, from academic and non-academic staff of all healthcare institutions in Nigeria, both public and private. Its main focus will be to assess and critically evaluate […]

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Nigeria’s Scary Maternal Mortality Rate

Nigeria’s Scary Maternal Mortality Rate  Africa Independent Television Source: Nigeria Health Care News Nigeria is said to be the country with the highest percentage of annual maternal mortality in Africa, according to the World Health Organisation, WHO. Medical experts however believe that the scary data can change for the better if more pregnant women get enrolled […]

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The Academic Clinic: A collaboration with Health Care Institutions in Nigeria.

Academic Clinic is a global health care outreach, established with the aim of collaborating and bringing global health resources to health care institutions in Nigeria, including Academic Teaching Hospitals and Specialist Hospitals, as well as private health care institutions, individuals and stakeholders. The mission is to drive home various global health care initiatives, with the […]

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Lack of political will setback to Nigeria’s healthcare delivery — Prof. Oluwarotimi Akinola

Lack of political will setback to Nigeria’s healthcare delivery — Prof. Oluwarotimi Akinola  Vanguard Source: Nigeria Health Care News Lack of political will setback to Nigeria’s healthcare delivery — Prof. Oluwarotimi Akinola By Gabriel Olawale PROFESSOR Oluwarotimi Ireti Akinola, is a Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and current National President, Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of […]

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Federal Government targets affordable healthcare for 8m Nigerians under new policy – Minister

Source: Nigeria Health Care News By Luminous Jannamike THE Federal Government is targeting to offer affordable healthcare to about eight million low and middle-income Nigerians In the first quarter of 2018, under a new health policy to be known as ‘Buharicare’. President Buhari The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, who made this disclosure in […]

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