Healthcare services

Nigerian doctors admit causing obstetric fistulas, injuries to women

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Nigerian gynaecologists have finally admitted that the growing number of obstetric fistula cases (holes developed between the vagina and rectum or bladder) are as a result of surgical errors caused by doctors and healthcare professionals during medical procedures, most often, during caesarean sections (CS).
 
They conceded to this fact after several hospital-based studies proved that there is now an increase in iatrogenic fistulas, giving rise to more maternal morbidity and mortality.
 

Prof. Adewole Urges Health Professionals To Shun Malpractice

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Minister of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole has called on healthcare professionals to shun all forms of malpractice so as not to toy with the lives of people seeking medical care.
 
The minister told a gathering of laboratory scientists on Tuesday in Kaduna that the Federal Government would strengthen existing mechanisms to prevent quacks from taking over the health system.
 
The minister spoke at the opening of the 53rd National Scientific Conference of Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria.
 

Jigawa: Council constitutes committee to address maternal, child mortality

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Buji local government council in Jigawa state has constituted health advisory committee aimed at addressing health challenges and further prevent maternal and child mortality.
 
Chairman of the local government council, Alhaji Babangida Muhammed disclosed this Tuesday while receiving the executive members of the Buji local government Wards Development Committee (WDC) in his office.
 

INVESTIGATION: The terrible state of Nigeria’s Primary Healthcare Centres (PART ONE)

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Grace Diashe says has not had a sound sleep since November last year when she started work as a nurse at a rural health centre.
 
The 47-year old mother of three is the only qualified health worker at the only health centre in Edikwu-Icho, a swampy community of about 2,500 people in Apa Local Government Area of Benue State.
 
Dominated by Tiv speaking people, the agrarian community is cut off whenever it rains, as five-foot deep flood water covers the only road that links it with the outside world.
 

Maternal deaths Nigeria worst than Zambia

Sunday, October 22, 2017

The birthday of twins Karen and Kelly Junior will always be tinged by sadness as it also marks the day their mother died in childbirth — a tragic occurrence of increasing public debate in Zambia.
 
Their mother, Karen Kalengele, 33, was admitted to the Medcross hospital in Lusaka, one of the country’s most prestigious private medical facilities, on March 18 to give birth.
 
Her labour was slow and, as she was expecting twins, doctors chose to perform a Caesarean section.
 

How oil spills increase infant deaths in Niger Delta

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The new study by Prof. Roland Hodler and Research Assistant, Anna Breuderle, from the School of Economics and Political Science at the University of St. Gallen, found that of the 16,000 infants killed within the first month of their life in 2012, 70 per cent – that is around 11,000 infants – would have survived their first year in the absence of oil spills.
 

Embarrassing condition of State House clinic

Friday, October 13, 2017

Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari, is not accustomed to being economical with the truth. She demonstrated this once more in her fulmination against the abysmal condition of the State House Clinic, Abuja, where she had sought medical remedy recently. She revealed that its X-ray machine was not functional, just as there were no ordinary syringes available.

 

 

 

As help could not come from the hospital, she told her bewildered audience at a forum on Monday, another hospital set up by foreigners came to her rescue.

 

Africa has largest diseases in the world, carries 80% of global malaria burden – World Bank

Friday, October 13, 2017

Khama Rogo, a World Bank Officer has observed that Africa has the largest burden of diseases in the world, and the lowest in accessible healthcare delivery to its citizenry.
 
Rogo who is the Lead Health Specialist in Africa, World Bank Group, made this observation when he led officials of World Bank and Pharm Access on a courtesy call on the Kwara State Governor,  Abdulfatah Ahmed at Government House, Ilorin, the state capital.
 

American firm signs pact to provide health facilities, train health workers across Northern Nigeria

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The governors of the 19 northern Nigerian states have signed a pact with General Electric for the upgrade of healthcare infrastructure and manpower across the region.
 
Isa Gusau, the spokesman of the Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, in a statement on Wednesday said his boss signed the MOU on Tuesday at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja with the American company on behalf of the 19 state governors.
 
Governor Shettima is the Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum.
 

‘How we give birth in wheelbarrows’

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Madamai is a village in Kauru Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The community, located on a rocky terrain, is some three hours away from Kaduna main town; the community lacks healthcare centre, good road, schools and portable drinking water.
 
The journey to Madamai community which should ordinarily be a five minutes’ drive takes 20 to 25 minutes because of the bad roads which the residents say contributes to the death of many women in the area, especially those in labour.
 

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