‘Addressing care challenges requires multi-sectoral approach’
UHC is a goal that all countries strive to achieve. Some countries such as the United Kingdom (UK) and Canada have gone far ahead of others.
Health minister, experts decry rising cases of Tuberculosis in Nigeria
Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, as well as local and international medical experts have expressed concern over rising cases of Tuberculosis (TB) in Nigeria, especially among the country’s productive workforce.
Six states to benefit from N23.3b UK malaria intervention project
In a move to reduce Nigeria’s high malaria burden, the Department for International Development (DFID) is to invest £50 million (N23.376 billion) to support fund for malaria elimination in six states in the country.
FG plans to reduce medical tourism with innovative cancer centres
The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has said the federal government is investing in cancer treatment centres, equipped with innovative...
Investing in cancer treatment will reduce medical tourism, says Adewole
Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, yesterday said investing in cancer treatment centres will ensure more people are treated in the country, rather than travelling outside the for treatment. Adewole said this while addressing newsmen at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital during the inspection of new cancer treatment Centre at the hospital, adding that they plan…
Painful tales of drug abuse, depression, suicide and call for urgent action
The recent household drug use survey revealed that prescription drug abuse is a fast-emerging public health problem that has led to increasing poly-drug use amongst drug dependent persons.
Health Minister launches Buhari’s re-election initiative
As part of effort to ensure the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari, the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has launched ‘Buhari Leekan Si’ (Buhari for another term) project.
‘With BHPF people do not have to pay for healthcare when they are in need’
Some things have dramatically changed. We are going to see new innovations. We are going to see Mr. President flagging off the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund (BHPF), which is unique. The BHPF is in the National Health Act (NHC) but the implementation is unique.
Why 50% of Nigeria-trained doctors practise abroad, by minister
Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has offered reasons why about 50 per cent of Nigerian trained doctors are either practicing abroad, not practicing at all or are dead.Speaking in an interview with The Guardian, he noted that not all doctors could be specialists .....
Stepping up investment in response to HIV, TB, malaria
The Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) of the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria held its 2018 retreat with call to the Federal Government to increase investment towards reducing the burden of the diseases in Nigeria.