SFH urges government to create more primary health care centres to achieve universal coverage
Society for Family Health (SFH), has called on Nigerian government to create more primary healthcare centres in the country to ensure universal healthcare coverage and access to quality health service for every Nigerian irrespective of social and financial status.
Instead of a Disability Commission
There was no ambiguity in our conclusion on the proposed disability commission at the weekend here that the establishment of such another commission should not be considered on a priority
How traditional rulers’ partiality complicates Ihedioha, Okorocha’s feud
The trending issue in Imo State is the supremacy battle between incumbent governor, Emeka Ihedioha, and his predecessor, Rochas Okorocha. The battle has divided the indigenes along those for and against the combatants and it is said to be creating fear and tension among residents...
The Nigerian troubadour: Statehood or nationhood? - 4
In practice, the Nigerian state implements domination, not of the dominant class in society but that of the state-bearing nation. At the turn of the last century, the Economist of London noted that Nigeria was a badly divided country and likened it to its football team with talented individual players who however do not play…
Firm advocates massive investment in primary health care
Worried by the abysmal state of primary healthcare in Nigeria, a Swiss based a Non-Profit developmental aid organization, Support Switzerland and Artic infrastructure, Lagos have called for massive investment in primary level of health delivery to reduce the high rate of infant and maternal mortality. President, Support, Switzerland, Dr. Vincent da-Silva, who led…
Tax defaulters, responsibility and the law
In a complicated federation where fiscal responsibility, civic duty and even corporate citizenship have become part of complex challenges, a report the other day about the closure of premises of tax defaulting businesses in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, by the state government should be understood and not taken as a political witch-hunt. According to reports,…
Gender and child issues in health care
Nigeria's health indicators, especially in maternal and child health show the disposition of the health sector to issues of gender and child health mainstreaming. Women and children are considered to be the most vulnerable group in the society with limited access to education, employment and quality health care. This necessitates the need for adequate attention…
Improving Nigeria’s low life expectancy
The medical experts including the Abia State Commissioner for Health, Dr. John Ahukanna; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of St. Racheal’s Pharma, Mr. Akinjide Adeosun; and Founder and Managing Director of JAYKAY Pharmaceutical and Chemical Company Limited, Mr. Jimi Agbaje.
‘Nigerians do not need free health but access to care’
Health insurance is very important in fact what I can say is that we underrate the importance of health insurance even the government and the politicians they are not too keen on it.
Japanese firm partners UCH, UNN to boost capacity in health care delivery
Tertiary healthcare in the country is set to take a further boost, as the University of Ibadan Teaching Hospital (UCH) partners Japanese firm, Nijap-Fuji, for state of the art medical equipment.