The FG developes operational guideline for HIV self-testing in Nigeria

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The Federal Government has developed an operational guideline for effective implementation of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) self-testing in Nigeria. The guideline outlines the principles for delivery approach, package, quality assurance and coordination for HIVST in the country. Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, who stated this during dissemination of the guideline and report of the […]

Strain of wild poliovirus eradicated: WHO

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Wild poliovirus type 3 has been eradicated, the World Health Organization said Thursday, hailing the development as an “historic achievement for humanity” that leaves only one strain of the virus in transmission. All three types of wildpolio can cause paralysis and death, but WHO categorises them separately in terms of eradication because of certain virological […]

Researchers identify new antiviral drug effectively treats influenza infection

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A new antiviral drug that induces mutations in the genetic material of influenza virus is highly effective in treating influenza infection in animals and human airway tissue and could be a groundbreaking advance in influenza therapy, according to a study by the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University. The antiviral drug blocks RNA polymerase, the […]

New study identifies gene that causes intellectual disability syndrome

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New study identifies gene that causes intellectual disability syndrome  News-Medical.net IQSEC1 gene mutations cause new intellectual disability syndrome  Medical Xpress View full coverage on Google News New study identifies gene that causes intellectual disability syndrome – News-Medical.net Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog

Researchers use EHRs to identify cancer symptom clusters

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Patients with chronic diseases such as breast cancer or colorectal cancer often experience fatigue, pain, depression and other symptoms which can lead to distress and functional impairment if left untreated. With the ultimate goal of helping clinicians manage and treat symptoms that negatively affect health and quality of life, researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and […]

Local Scientists from African Countries Often Overlooked in International Collaborations on Global Health Research

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Local Scientists from African Countries Often Overlooked in International Collaborations on Global Health Research  Global Health News Wire Local Scientists from African Countries Often Overlooked in International Collaborations on Global Health Research – Global Health News Wire Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog

A Potential New Therapeutic Option for Sickle Cell Disease and β-Thalassemia

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2019/PRNewswire/ — An article published in Experimental Biology and Medicine(Volume 244, Issue 14, October 2019) (https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1535370219872995) reports a possible future treatment option for patients with sickle cell disease and β-thalassemia. The study led by Dr. Li Liu in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas in Richardson, Texas (USA), reports that δ-aminolevulinate (ALA), a heme precursor, […]

Nigerian governors funding pilgrimages, instead of HIV/AIDS treatment.

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Nigerian governors funding pilgrimages, instead of HIV/AIDS treatment…  Premium Times Nigeria pledges $12 million to end HIV, TB, malaria  Latest News in Nigeria & Breaking Naija News 24/7 | LEGIT.NG HIV/AIDS: Nigeria pledges $12m to Global Fund towards tackling menace  Vanguard View full coverage on Google News Nigerian governors funding pilgrimages, instead of HIV/AIDS treatment… – Premium Times […]

Smartphones may help you take medicine time

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Smartphones may help you take medicine time. By IANS | Published:Mon, October 21, 2019 8:49am The smartphone is now frequently blamed for a lot of health problems, but it appears that the device may also have a positive impact on heart patients. Researchers have found that a simple app can be a cost effective way of helping […]

HIV-positive Florida man, 26, faces charges for having sex with women

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Gentry Burns (Volusia County Sheriff’s Office) UPDATE: The Sheriff’s Office believes that Burns traveled extensively along the east coast of the United States and may have had contact with other victims in other states. Detectives are asking anyone who believes they may be a victim to contact the Volusia Sheriff’s Office. The best way to report […]

49 per cent children under five not growing well in Nigeria – UNICEF

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49 per cent children under five not growing well in Nigeria – UNICEF UNICEF Nigeria said this in a statement and added that malnutrition remains a major public health and development concern. In Nigeria, Aisah Mairo Iddris, a health worker measures a child who is undergoing treatment for malnutrition. [UNICEF/UN0260697/Esiebo] The United Nations Children Fund […]

Suicide Attempts Rising Among Black Teens

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Suicide Attempts Rising Among Black Teens “ By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Historically, black teenagers in the United States have had lower suicide rates than whites. But a new study finds that more black teens have been attempting suicide in recent years — and experts are not sure why. […]

NIGERIAN govt. scaling up prevention services for HIV.

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THE Country Director, Heartland Alliance International (HAI), Mr Batholomew Ochonye, on Monday, commended the Federal, States and Local Governments for scaling up prevention services for HIV and AIDS. Ochonye, in an interview, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that some states of the federation had taken over the bills for treatment and prevention […]

All you need to know about the HPV virus and vaccine

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All you need to know about the HPV virus and vaccine  Daily Nation Before the end of September, the government will begin a nationwide campaign to vaccinate young girls aged 10 against the risk of contracting cervical cancer. All you need to know about the HPV virus and vaccine – Daily Nation Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog

HIV/AIDS activists demand bio-metrics registration for people on ARV treatment

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HIV/AIDS activists demand bio-metrics registration for people on ARV treatment  Independent Indy man shares story of living with HIV ahead of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day  FOX 59 Indianapolis View full coverage on Google News HIV/AIDS activists demand bio-metrics registration for people on ARV treatment – Independent Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog

Vitamin D is good for the bones, but what about the heart?

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Vitamin D is good for the bones, but what about the heart?  Medical Xpress Vitamin D plays an important role in overall health, but if you’ve been taking supplements to strengthen your heart, recent research may disappoint you. Vitamin D is good for the bones, but what about the heart? – Medical Xpress Source: Nigerian Healthcare […]

Best supplements for cholesterol: Three supplements proven to lower cholesterol – Express

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Best supplements for cholesterol: Three supplements proven to lower cholesterol  Express BEST supplements for cholesterol: High cholesterol is a dangerous precursor to a number of serious health complications. Taking steps to lower cholesterol can … Best supplements for cholesterol: Three supplements proven to lower cholesterol – Express Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog

In Ivory Coast, telemedicine revolution proves blessing for heart patients – Independent

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In Ivory Coast, telemedicine revolution proves blessing for heart patients  Independent Bouaké, Ivory Coast | AFP | Every time Catherine Coulibaly’s 19-year-old son had to make a routine appointment with the cardiologist for his heart condition, she … In Ivory Coast, telemedicine revolution proves blessing for heart patients – Independent Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog

World’s first malaria vaccine released

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The world’s first malaria vaccine is being rolled out in parts of Kenya from Friday, after previously being released in Ghana and Malawi. It will be added to the routine vaccination schedule, and more than 300,000 children are expected to receive the vaccine over the next three years. Malaria kills more than 400,000 people globally […]

Current Tuberculosis in 2019

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According to Lancet executive summary: “Tuberculosis remains the leading cause of death from an infectious disease worldwide. With the targets of the WHO End TB Strategy set, the need for effective prevention and treatment is even more urgent. Despite the many challenges faced in tuberculosis research, including low capacity for human efficacy testing of vaccines, […]

Cameroonians with HIV face ‘a death sentence’ as Global Fund threatens to pull antiretroviral drugs – Global Voices

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Cameroonians with HIV face ‘a death sentence’ as Global Fund threatens to pull antiretroviral drugs  Global Voices Global Fund has warned it will withdraw its international aid to fight HIV with free antiretroviral (ARV) drugs in Cameroon, should the country continue to dodge … Cameroonians with HIV face ‘a death sentence’ as Global Fund threatens to […]

Advanced MRI brain scan may help predict stroke-related dementia – EurekAlert

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Advanced MRI brain scan may help predict stroke-related dementia  EurekAlert An advanced MRI brain scan analysis in patients with stroke-damaged blood vessels helped predict problems with thinking (planning, organizing information … Advanced MRI brain scan may help predict stroke-related dementia – EurekAlert Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog

Nigeria: Hand Washing Died When Nigeria Became Ebola Free.

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By Rebecca Ejifoma The Managing Director of Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh (DRASA) Health Trust, Dr. Niniola Williams, has decried the unfortunate decline in the practice of hand washing and use of hand sanitiser since Nigeria became Ebola-free. Indeed, 2014 was a year to remember in Nigeria after Patrick Sawyer brought the virulent Ebola virus in […]

Ask Dr. Nandi: New strain of strep causing cases of scarlet fever

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(WXYZ) — A new more toxic strain of Strep has been discovered. And it’s causing outbreaks of scarlet fever over in Britain. Can we expect it to arrive here in the US? Experts say yes. Let me first start with explaining strep, it’s a group of bacteria known as Group A streptococcus or group A […]

The prevalence of diabetes in the African region

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The prevalence of diabetes in the African region  Open Access Government In this interview, Jean-Marie Dangou from the WHO Regional Office for Africa discusses diabetes in the African region, including lack of access to treatment and … The prevalence of diabetes in the African region – Open Access Government Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog

A little kindness goes a long way for worker performance and health

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A little kindness goes a long way for worker performance and health  Science Daily Small gestures of kindness by employers can have big impacts on employees’ health and work performance, according to an international team of researchers. A little kindness goes a long way for worker performance and health – Science Daily Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog

HIV treatment and prevention in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.

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Although, Akwa Ibom state has recorded a significant drop in HIV prevalence to 5.5 per cent from 10.8 per cent in 2013, about 5.5 per cent of the people between the ages of 15 and 64 are not all on regular treatment, as reported by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Mr Patrick Essiet. According […]

Guinea: Mortality risk for Ebola survivors is five times greater than general population

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In Guinea, Mortality risk for Ebola survivors is five times greater than general population September 7, 2019 Ebola survivors in Guinea face a more than five times greater risk for mortality after hospital discharge than the general population, according to findings from a retrospective cohort study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. Most deaths among […]

Google Maps abortion clinic searches show; pro-life clinics

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Google Maps abortion clinic searches show ‘pro-life’ clinics: Report  Business Insider The “abortion clinic” category in Google Maps is intended for clinics that offer the procedure, but other organizations are still showing up. Google Maps abortion clinic searches show ‘pro-life’ clinics: Report – Business Insider Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog

WHO Teams With Facebook Against Misinformation On Social Media, concerning Vaccines.

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The World Health Organization has reached an agreement with Facebook to direct millions of users to WHO sites where they can get accurate information about vaccines. WHO spokeswoman Fadela Chaib tells VOA that misinformation about vaccines is a global health threat that could reverse decades of progress made in tackling preventable illnesses. “Consider for example, […]

Study: Drinking More Than Two Sodas Daily Can Increase Risk of Death

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Study: Drinking More Than Two Sodas Daily Can Increase Risk of Death  Mental Floss New study links sugar-free sodas to higher risk of death  New York Post View full coverage on Google News Study: Drinking More Than Two Sodas Daily Can Increase Risk of Death – Mental Floss Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog

Health Officials Declare End of NYC Measles Outbreak

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Health Officials Declare End of NYC Measles Outbreak  collive.com NYC measles outbreak in Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods declared over  The Jerusalem Post NYC health officials say measles outbreak has ended  PIX11 News Measles Outbreak In Brooklyn Orthodox Neighborhoods Declared Over  Forward NYC measles outbreak declared over  Arutz Sheva View full coverage on Google News Health Officials Declare End of NYC Measles […]

Study shows a new type of diabetes drug may cut heart failure risk by 34%

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Type 2 diabetes affects millions of people all around the world. According to recent reports, a new type of drug has been developed for type 2 diabetes. They are called the SGLT2 inhibitors or the sodium-glucose cotransporter 2. This drug has been associated with reduced risk of heart failure and deaths caused due to the […]

Children on front line of fight to stop spread of Ebola – Pulse Nigeria

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Children on front line of fight to stop spread of Ebola  Pulse Nigeria Nine-year-old girl dies from Ebola in Uganda  The Punch DR Congo Ebola deaths top 2,000  BBC News Nine-year- old girl tests positive for Ebola in Uganda  The Citizen Ebola outbreak: death toll tops 2,000 in DRC as new case found in Uganda  Telegraph.co.uk View full coverage on […]

Researchers identify second gene mutation linked to HIV resistance

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Researchers identify second gene mutation linked to HIV resistance  Malay Mail WASHINGTON, Aug 30 — A rare genetic mutation that causes a form of muscular dystrophy affecting the limbs also protects against HIV infection, Spanish … View full coverage on Google News Researchers identify second gene mutation linked to HIV resistance – Malay Mail Source: Nigerian […]

Vaccines group seeks $7.4 billion to save up to 8 million lives

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Vaccines group seeks $7.4 billion to save up to 8 million lives  Gulf Today The GAVI global vaccines alliance on Friday called on donors for $7.4 billion to help immunise 300 million children against life-threatening diseases between … View full coverage on Google News Vaccines group seeks .4 billion to save up to 8 million lives […]

WHO announces global registry on human genome editing

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WHO announces global registry on human genome editing  China.org.cn WHO launches global registry on human genome editing  World Health Organization WHO launches genetic research register after designer-baby scandal  CNA View full coverage on Google News WHO announces global registry on human genome editing – China.org.cn Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog

FDA clears Ebola rapid antigen fingerstick test with portable reader

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FDA clears Ebola rapid antigen fingerstick test with portable reader  News-Medical.net Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that an emergency use authorization (EUA) has been issued for a rapid, single-use test for the … FDA clears Ebola rapid antigen fingerstick test with portable reader – News-Medical.net Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog

The science of addiction: a personal struggle to kick cocaine gives a neuroscientist unique insights

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The science of addiction: a personal struggle to kick cocaine gives a neuroscientist unique insights  The Guardian Having survived a decade of drink and drugs as a young woman, Professor Judith Grisel focused all her determination on writing a book about addiction. The science of addiction: a personal struggle to kick cocaine gives a neuroscientist unique […]

Society reiterates cooperation with UNAIDS to attain HIV-free Nigeria

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Society reiterates cooperation with UNAIDS to attain HIV-free Nigeria  Guardian Adolescent girls, women remain disproportionately affected by HIV – Mabuza  Eyewitness News Mabuza wants more HIV prevention  IOL View full coverage on Google News Society reiterates cooperation with UNAIDS to attain HIV-free Nigeria – Guardian Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog

92% of HPV-caused cancers could be prevented by vaccine: health authority

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92% of HPV-caused cancers could be prevented by vaccine: health authority  Medical Xpress An estimated 92% of cancers caused by HPV could be prevented through vaccination, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Thursday, … View full coverage on Google News 92% of HPV-caused cancers could be prevented by vaccine: health authority – […]

Nigeria: Guarding Against Another Ebola Outbreak

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Nigeria: Guarding Against Another Ebola Outbreak  AllAfrica.com Rwanda fast tracking purchase of Ebola vaccine  The New Times Countries bordering Ebola-hit DRC among the least prepared to fight disease outbreaks  Telegraph.co.uk What the New Ebola Treatments Mean for Drug Development | The Takeaway  WNYC Studios WHO AFRO Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in DRC – External Situation Report 55: 20 August […]

I’ll scale up HIV/AIDS response in Oyo State, Nigeria.

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I’ll scale up HIV/AIDS response in Oyo ― Makinde’s wife  NIGERIAN TRIBUNE Mrs Tamunominini Makinde has avowed her commitment to scaling up HIV/AIDS response in Oyo State towards reducing the prevalence… I’ll scale up HIV/AIDS response in Oyo ― Makinde’s wife – NIGERIAN TRIBUNE Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog

HIV 2020 Global target UNAIDS derails due to lack of efforts

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HIV 2020 Global target UNAIDS derails due to lack of efforts  BlockToro If UNAIDS doesn’t pull up their socks now, the global target of 2020 may not be achieved! Yes, the big battle seems to be lacking a bit of enthusiasm. HIV 2020 Global target UNAIDS derails due to lack of efforts – BlockToro Source: Nigerian […]

WHO vaccinates over 1300 people against Ebola in DR Congo

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WHO vaccinates over 1300 people against Ebola in DR Congo  cgtn.com The World Health Organisation has vaccinated over 1,300 people who potentially came into contact with the Ebola virus in the Congolese city of Goma, it said on … View full coverage on Google News WHO vaccinates over 1300 people against Ebola in DR Congo – […]

How to manage in a crisis: lessons from the West Africa Ebola outbreak – The Conversation – Africa

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How to manage in a crisis: lessons from the West Africa Ebola outbreak  The Conversation – Africa Do African decision-makers and leaders approach crises differently from counterparts elsewhere in the world? How to manage in a crisis: lessons from the West Africa Ebola outbreak – The Conversation – Africa Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog

The NCDC is Aware of A Suspected Outbreak of Yellow Fever in Ebonyi State – Nigeria

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The NCDC is Aware of A Suspected Outbreak of Yellow Fever in Ebonyi State – Nigeria  ReliefWeb Ebonyi yellow fever death toll rises to 20  The Punch NCDC, Ebonyi Govt responding to yellow fever outbreak — Official  Vanguard View full coverage on Google News The NCDC is Aware of A Suspected Outbreak of Yellow Fever in Ebonyi State […]

WHO alarmed at STD spread in the era of dating apps

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The World Health Organisation expressed alarm at the lack of progress on curbing sexually transmitted diseases, while one of its experts warned of complacency as dating apps are spurring sexual activity. The UN health agency said in a fresh report that every day globally there were more than one million new cases of treatable sexually […]

Internet may alter brain functions: Study – Deccan Herald

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Press Trust of India, Melbourne, JUN 09 2019, 11:13AM IST UPDATED: JUN 10 2019, 19:08PM IST The Internet can alter specific brain regions and affect our attention capacity, memory processes and social interaction, a study has found. The research, published in the journal World Psychiatry, showed that the Internet can produce both acute and… Read […]

The HPV Vaccine Is A Cancer Vaccine, Not A Sex Vaccine – Forbes

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The HPV Vaccine Is A Cancer Vaccine, Not A Sex Vaccine  Forbes ‘Desperate Housewives’ Marcia Cross Says Husband’s Cancer and Her Own Linked Through HPV Infection  PopCulture.com View full coverage on Google News The HPV Vaccine Is A Cancer Vaccine, Not A Sex Vaccine – Forbes Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog

Smart phone health monitoring devices will revolutionize healthcare

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Smart phone health monitoring devices will revolutionize healthcare  News-Medical.net Bodily fluids from saliva to sweat may soon be tested using smartphones instead of being sent to a lab, providing real time health insights thanks to a new … Smart phone health monitoring devices will revolutionize healthcare – News-Medical.net Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog

Novartis $2 million dollars gene therapy for rare disorder is world’s most expensive drug – Thomson Reuters Foundation

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Novartis $2 mln gene therapy for rare disorder is world’s most expensive drug  Thomson Reuters Foundation The US just approved a $2.1 million treatment for a devastating disease. It’s the most expensive drug in the world.  Business Insider Novartis $2 million gene therapy for rare disorder is world’s most expensive drug  Reuters Novartis wins approval for world’s most […]

Nigeria has highest number of sickle cell disease sufferers

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‘Nigeria has highest number of sickle cell disease sufferers’ – Daily Trust  Daily Trust A professor at Igbinedion University, Okada, Dominic Osayande Osaghae, says Nigeria has the highest concentration of sickle cell disease sufferers in the world … ‘Nigeria has highest number of sickle cell disease sufferers’ – Daily Trust – Daily Trust Source: Nigerian Healthcare […]

McMaster researchers create a better way to transport life-saving vaccines

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McMaster researchers create a better way to transport life-saving vaccines  EurekAlert Researchers at McMaster University have invented a stable, affordable way to store fragile vaccines for weeks at a time at temperatures up to 40C, opening the … McMaster researchers create a better way to transport life-saving vaccines – EurekAlert Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog

INTERVIEW: Meningitis: What we are doing to keep Nigeria’s death toll low this year – NCDC Official

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INTERVIEW: Meningitis: What we’re doing to keep Nigeria’s death toll low this year – NCDC Official  Premium Times Health agency explains how to treat a disease which is currently in season in Nigeria. INTERVIEW: Meningitis: What we’re doing to keep Nigeria’s death toll low this year – NCDC Official – Premium Times Source: Nigerian Healthcare Blog

Nigeria shoulders 25% of world malaria burden –Minister

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Olufemi Atoyebi, Abuja The Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, on Thursday said malaria was still a public health challenge in Nigeria, noting that the World Malaria Report said Nigeria accounted for 25 per cent of global malaria burden. Adewole spoke at the commemoration of 2019 World Malaria Day in Abuja, which had the theme, […]

Fresh polio outbreak hits Jigawa, Katsina, Yobe

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Ted Odogwu, Kano Following the confirmation of a fresh polio outbreak in Jigawa, Katsina and Yobe States, the Kano State Government, on Monday, flagged off fresh rounds of polio immunization exercise in nine local government areas that share borders with the affected states. In the affected local government areas, immunization exercise is being conducted between […]

NHIS best vehicle to attain universal healthcare coverage — HCPAN

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Healthcare Provider’s Association of Nigerian (HCPAN) has charged government at all levels to review the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Act, as this is the only way Nigeria could achieve universal healthcare coverage. At an extraordinary General Meeting of the Association in Ikeja, Lagos, the National President of HCPAN, Dr. Umar Sanda said healthcare services […]

The South-East Governors’ Forum inaugurates Consultative Committee on Health

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The South-East Governors’ Forum on Thursday in Enugu inaugurated its Consultative Committee on Health as one of the thematic areas of priority for the development of the zone. The South-East Governors’ Forum Inaugurating the 12-member committee, Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State said that the body would harmonise health-related issues and activities in the zone. […]

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

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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

US donates $533m humanitarian aid to Africa

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  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 […]

NHEA Announces Call for Nominations for Healthcare Excellence Award

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      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 […]

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

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  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 […]

Resource centre tasks govt on healthcare workers safety

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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 […]

Four takeaways from summit on financing Nigeria’s healthcare

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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 […]

5 facts about CHIPS intervention in child primary healthcare in Nigeria

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      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 […]

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

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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), […]

Senate tasks federal govt on high mortality rate

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            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 […]

Experts Call for Legal Framework, Improved Funding for Healthcare Sector

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    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 […]

Enugu govt targets 900000 children in state-wide measles vaccination

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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 […]

Call for nominations for Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Award

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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 […]

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

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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, […]

NMA locks down all health facilities in Kogi

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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, […]

Aggrieved doctors shut down Kogi hospitals

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

Compulsory Education: Bayelsa threatens parents with imprisonment

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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 […]

Nigeria: Time to Increase Doctors Retirement Age

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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 […]

How technology can boost healthcare delivery —Health Minister

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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” […]

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

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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 […]

‘Nigerians should enter mobile health initiative now’

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

Major Health Stories from Online

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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 […]

How neglected PHCs leave many in Nasarawa without healthcare

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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 […]

One in three Nigerian households consume contaminated water – Report

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

The use of paper records poses risks to patient care

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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 […]

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

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    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 […]

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

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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 […]

Apple makes a jump into the electronic health records game

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

Foundation holds seminar on sickle cell disorder

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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, […]

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

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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 […]

Two die of diarrhoea, 82 hospitalised in Kaduna

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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 […]

US-based Nigerians Plan to come home to invest

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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 […]

Tech company nurtures healthtech startup to tackle blood delivery challenge

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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 […]

Healthcare Providers in Nigeria – Healthcare, Healthcare Services Industries

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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 […]

Africa News Roundup: China spying on Africa

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

Abia Government Collaborates With FG To Improve Health Services

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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 […]

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

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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  […]

Nigeria Healthcare Providers Call For More Government Intervention

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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 […]

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

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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, […]

Nigeria’s healthcare status characterised by infant, material mortality

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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 […]

A brief introduction to academicclinic.org

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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 […]

Nigeria’s Scary Maternal Mortality Rate

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

Antibiotic-resistant infections killing twice as many Americans as once thought

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WASHINGTON – Nearly twice as many people are dying in the United States from antibiotic-resistant infections than previously believed, as so-called “superbugs” alarm experts with their rate of growth and spread. Issuing its first comprehensive report into the growing health threat in six years, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it had determined […]