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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.