Health Sector

Promoting health innovation in Nigeria through private sector intervention

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Despite the large number of investments made in Nigeria’s health sector over the past 10 years, the attraction in achieving the desired results of improved health outcomes could be better.
Although healthcare innovations exist within the country, poor capacity/support systems for innovators have been one of the constraints to achieving scale.
A number of innovations have not made valuable or sustainable impact in the health sector due to the lack of enabling systems or programmes. Every year, Nigerians spend an estimated $1 billion  on medical treatment abroad.

NGO says 800,000 under-5 children die annually in Nigeria

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Partnership For Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PACFaH) says  no fewer than 800,000 children under the age of five are dying in Nigeria annually.
 
Dr Remi Adeseun, the Project Director, Strategy, for the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN)-PACFaH, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja.
 
According to him, the major causes of under-five deaths include childhood pneumonia and diarrhoea.