Community pharmacists deplore neglect, seek better healthcare
The Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN) has deplored non-recognition by government, reminding stakeholders that primary healthcare remains a sustainable foundation
Enugu begins mass vaccination of residents in three yellow fever-ravaged councils
No fewer than 922,463 residents of Enugu State will be vaccinated in the ongoing yellow fever vaccination in three local council areas with confirmed cases.
‘Why government should improve investment in healthcare’
As COVID-19 continues to disrupt the medical services, President, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa in this interview with STANLEY AKPUNONU stressed the role of digital technology and why there should be more investment in the healthcare industry. What’s your take on the funding of the health sector and the role of technology…
Healthcare federation elects new leaders
The Healthcare Federation of Nigeria (HFN) has elected four new leaders to its executive committee. The election births a new tenure for the HFN following the handover of office by the past executives at the organisation’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) held virtually.
Delivering healthcare in Ilaje Riverine communities
One of this writer’s magazine reports 46 years ago was headlined ‘A Date With the Swamp-dwellers’. It was based on the life of the Ilaje people in the coastal and riverine area of Ondo State. A rather romantic piece it was. It celebrated the aquatic splendour and culturality of the people. But that was how…
‘Why senior citizens deserve better healthcare’
A Medical expert has harped on the need for government to give to the elderly in the country, saying older persons in every society are the major consumers of healthcare.
Firm proffers solution to pandemics, other health challenges
As a way of providing tactical solutions to pandemics and other existing health challenges, an indigenous healthcare firm, Asclepius Consult has said that there is a need to prioritise investments on fundamental functions that promote the well-being of Nigerians. This followed the struggles to curtail the global ravaging Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, which revealed that Nigeria…
Preventing cardiovascular diseases
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death globally, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) and 17.9 million people die of the ailments yearly
Health workers advocate safety at facility design stage
As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark World Patient Safety Day 2020, health workers have advocated safety at the design stage of all healthcare facilities. They observed that poor infrastructural design in most healthcare facilities posed levels of risk to healthcare workers. They noted that some multiple floors facilities had neither elevators…