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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Nigeria is Africa's largest economy, with a growing population and large healthcare market. Inadequate health financing, high levels of poverty and weak healthcare infrastructure limit access to affordable, high-quality health services. The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the weaknesses of the country's health system: it highlights an urgent need for adequate health investments through efficient institutions and mechanisms that can drive improvement in health outcomes. In this analysis, I explore the country's health market needs, drivers of healthcare investments and steps required for...

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has dared other Governors to reveal the identities of contractors handling projects in their various States.
Governor Wike threw the challenge during the commissioning of the Rumuekini-Aluu road in Obio-Akpor and Ikwerre Local government areas of the state.
He pledged to continue to patronize local contractors who deliver quality road projects for the Rivers State government.
Revealing the names of contractors handling road projects in Rivers State, Wike said governors give contracts to family members rather than prioritize quality....

Monday, November 23, 2020

Family planning experts in Nasarawa state, Monday, urged spouses to embrace family planning services.
They specifically emphasised the need for husbands to always support their wives in the practice.
Speaking during her presentation at a three-day workshop on family planning in Lafia, state coordinator, The Challenge Initiative (TCI) Dr. Deborah Hassan encouraged families, especially husbands to support their wives to access planning services to the good of their family and society in general.
She said TCI was out to strengthen the capacity of states on family planning...

Thursday, November 5, 2020

TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt
Medical doctors working with Rivers State Government have lauded the state Governor, Nyesom Wike, for creating opportunity to employ more health workers to improve the work force in the state health sector.
The doctors under the name, National Association of Government General Medical and Dental Practitioners, an affiliate of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), also vowed to ensure end to child and maternal mortality in the State.

Speaking, the newly elected chairman of the body, Dr. Keke Rammyson, stated that...

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

The Federal Government yesterday launched the Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent and Elderly Health Plus Nutrition (RMNCAEH+N), a multi-Stakeholder Partnership Platform geared towards the achievement of Universal Health Coverage (UHC), especially for women, children and the elderly.
While launching the platform in Abuja, the Minister of Health Dr. Osagie Ehanire explained that although the platform will further bolster the country’s already weak health system, at least $252 million will be required for full implementation of the blueprint across federal, states and...

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

As part of effort to reduce maternal mortality in the country, the federal government has launched the Nigeria Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent and Elderly Health Plus Nutrition (RMNCAEH+N) platform.
The platform seeks to improve the well-being of women, children, adolescents and elderly in Nigeria, according to the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire.
Mr Ehanire, while speaking at the launch on Monday, said the challenges of the country’s health system are multidimensional and require an integrated, multi-sectoral approach.
He noted that investment in...

Monday, October 5, 2020

Dr. Tosin Ariyo, a member of East Tennessee State University’s Center for Applied Research and Evaluation in Women’s Health (CARE Women’s Health), has been awarded a 2020 Changemakers in Family Planning grant from the Society for Family Planning.
Ariyo is a community health scientist and women’s health advocate who is dedicated to addressing health disparities in underserved communities. She serves as research director in the Department of Health Services Management and Policy in the ETSU College of Public Health.
The aim of the Changemakers in Family Planning grant award is “...

Friday, October 2, 2020

Wife of the Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu has cautioned citizens, especially pregnant women, nursing mothers and teenagers against patronizing quacks for their health care needs.
Speaking on Friday at the flag-off of 2020 Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCAH) Week in Lagos which held at the Ejigbo Local Council Development Area Secretariat, Sanwo-Olu, particularly frowned at the rate at which pregnant women patronized quacks who claimed to be traditional birth attendants for their ante-natal and post-natal care needs.
Said she: “It is sad to note that a...

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Dear All

The public sphere is inundated with lessons from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and the 1st Virtual and 7th Annual Conference of the Association of Communication Scholars & Professionals of Nigeria (ACSPN) and Annual General Meeting, holding from September 2-3, 2020, is, among others, providing opportunities to interrogate the issue of “Protecting Fundamental Rights & Freedom of Expression: Lessons Learned from COVID-19”, with a panel to be chaired by Professor of Mass Communication and Social Change, University of Jos who is currently on...

Thursday, August 27, 2020

The Federal government, leveraging on the existing functional primary health facilities in the country,  has said it is increasing health facilities providing family planning services to 20,000 in recognition of its implications for people’s wellbeing.

Director, Family Health Department, Federal Ministry of Health, Dr Salma Anas-Kolo, who made the disclosure at a virtual meeting marking Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI) National Close-out and end of project dissemination, said the plan to increase the number of health facilities providing family planning...