Healthcare Sector

How Lagos hospitals fleece pregnant women

Saturday, November 12, 2016

For a long time, the Lagos State government has claimed to operate free maternal and childcare programme in the state, to make healthcare affordable among the vulnerable groups and reduce the tin evil of maternal and newborn death. But the reality appears different, as pregnant women in some sampled primary healthcare centres and general hospitals across the state are often forced to bear the financial cost of delivery and accessing antenatal services, even in the face of the policy.

Minister tasks state govts on revitalisation of primary healthcare

Saturday, November 12, 2016

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has advised state Commissioners for Health in the South West to use the $1.5 million “Save One Million Lives” fund to revitalise primary healthcare facilities.
Adewole gave the advice on Friday in Lagos at an awareness meeting on the pperationalisation of the recently launched “Save One Million Lives Programme for Results” in the zone.
The meeting was organised for Commissioners for Health in Lagos, Ekiti, Osun, Ondo, Ogun, Kwara and Oyo States.

The non-implementation of Nigeria’s National Health Act

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

“Non-implementation of the National Health Act 2014 which provides for not less than one per cent Consolidated Revenue Fund as basic health care provision fund has further worsened the travail of the health sector particularly at the grass roots, where the greater burden of the health disease resides. It has also added to the financial burden of the citizens in their quest to seek quality health care which in most cases is non-existent” – NMA President, Prof. Mike Ogirima

Family Planning Report Slams Nigeria Over Poor Services

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

A new report launched on Tuesday by the Family Planning 2020, FP2020, has ranked Nigeria among the worst countries in the delivery of family planning services. Nigeria is second to India in a global ranking on the number of women that die as a result of pregnancy.
The report used as baseline the target set at the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning where countries made a commitment to mobilise resources to enable 120 million women and girls use modern contraception by 2020 in 69 poorest countries, including Nigeria.

Increase funding of health programmes in Nigeria – Council Chair

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The Caretaker Chairman of Oluyole Local Government in Oyo State, Alhaji Kola Orelope on Monday advocated increasing funding of health programmes in Nigeria.
Alhaji Orelope made the call at the commissioning of the second batch of 72 hours Clinic Makeovers in 5 Primary Health Care centres in Oluyole and Egbeda Local government areas of the state by Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI).