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7 Jun 2019
Everyday, over one million new cases of curable Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are recorded among 15 to 49 years population, a World Health Organisation (WHO) research reveals. The figure amounts to over 376 million new cases annually of four infections, including chlamydia, gonorrhoea, trichomoniasis and syphilis. According to the research findings, in 2016, there were…
24 May 2019
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is to revive 23 health facilities; enhance healthcare delivery services to people affected by Boko Haram insurgency in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states. The rehabilitation projects; are funded by the European Union and Global Affairs Canada to strengthen weak healthcare system in the insurgency affected states. “This will enhance healthcare…
23 May 2019
Efforts by stakeholders in the health sector towards evolving the best funding arrangement that can bring about universal health coverage (UHC) in the country have gathered momentum. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), UHC means that all people and communities can use the promotive, preventive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative health services they need, of…
15 May 2019
Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has warned that Nigeria could lose $145 billion by 2025 over its failure to key into the global legal marijuana market.
15 May 2019
The World Health Organisation yesterday warned that over 24 million Nigerians may suffer from various mental illnesses, a situation worsened by the dismal number of health institutions and professionals. The disorder is more pronounced in the insurgency-ravaged states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe with 650, 000 patients. The frightening revelation was contained in the global…
12 May 2019
Dr. Bokolo Bonsome is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Regenix Healthcare Services Limited with head office in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. In this interview with ENIOLA DANIEL, he spoke about the future of health insurance in the country and brain drain in the health sector, among others. Health insurance in Nigeria looks like a scam,…
26 Apr 2019
Every year, malaria kills more than 400,000 people all over the world, most of them children, a World Health Organisation estimate shows. Although there’s been significant progress against the disease in the past few decades — death rates have fallen nearly in half — but there’s a long way to go. That is one of…
25 Apr 2019
Despite Nigeria having the greatest burden of malaria in Africa and indeed the world, Malawi on Tuesday became the first of three African countries to launch of the world’s first malaria vaccine in a landmark pilot programme.
17 Apr 2019
Nigeria may be certified polio-free this December when it would have accomplished interruption of Wild Polio Virus (WPV) transmission for over three years...
8 Apr 2019
Experts are optimistic that Nigeria and indeed the rest of the world can achieve the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030. To do that, they said the Federal Government must restructure the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) as well as operate a mandatory health scheme. Besides, they insisted that the NHIS must become a true…
5 Apr 2019
A World Health Organisation (WHO) report says men are more likely to die earlier than women due to uneven access to health services. According to “2019 World Health Statistics” published on the WHO website on Thursday, the trend is similar in low and high-income countries as men often seek health care services less than women.…
2 Apr 2019
Africa loses more than $2.4 trillion (about N864 trillion) of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) yearly to diseases afflicting its 47 member states. It also lost nearly 630 million years of healthy life in 2015 to infirmities. A recent estimate by the World Health Organisation (WHO), published yesterday, showed that Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo,…

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