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Healthcare Sector

TBAs are indispensable to healthcare delivery – Omoseyindemi

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

IN recognition of the important role that they play in the provision of healthcare, especially at the grassroots, Traditional Birth Attendants, TBAs, have been recognised as indispensable to healthcare delivery in the country. 

 

A past Chairman of the Lagos State Traditional Medicine Board, Dr. Bunmi Omoseyindemi who stated this position, said the State government should put in place capacity building programmes to boost the confidence of TBAs to safely take  deliveries and make quick referrals in case of emergency.

 

USAID trains health workers on family planning methods

Friday, December 9, 2016

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) says it has trained personnel in 44 private hospitals in Nasarawa state in North central Nigeria, on improved quality family planning methods.
 
Mrs Ayodele Iroko, the Chief of Party, Strengthening Health Organisation through Private Sector (SHOPS), Nigeria, disclosed this in Lafia the state capital.
 
He said USAID-SHOPS Project is aimed at building the capacity of the private health sector toward improving the quality of family planning services, and also increase access to such services.

FG, partners unveil FPwatch findings on family planning

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Federal Ministry of Health in partnership with Population Services International, PSI, and the Society for Family Health, SFH, is unveiling in Abuja today, results of the FPwatch research on Nigeria’s contraceptive methods and services.

 

 

FPwatch is a multi-country research project designed to generate evidence on modern contraceptive methods and service availability through surveys administered to all public and private health facilities and outlets.

 

 

Nigeria Records Highest Malaria Deaths In 2015

Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Chief Executive Officer of Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria, Dr. Muntaqa Sadiq,‎ has lamented the high rate of Malaria cases in Nigeria, saying over 100 million malaria cases and about 300,000 deaths were recorded in 2015.
 
Speaking at the  launch of ‘Malaria-to-Zero initiative’, a project that seeks to galvanise private sector resources towards averting 1 million malaria cases by 2020, Sadiq said Nigeria has the highest number of malaria casualties worldwide.
 

Nigerian lawmakers, seeking expanded health budgeting, point at “bureaucracy” as obstacle

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Nigerian legislators from the Senate and House Committees on Health, Appropriation, and National Planning who are attending a legislative retreat in Johannesburg, South Africa, on budgeting for health, remarked on Monday that bureaucracy is the key obstacle to implementing the mandatory 15 per cent budgetary allocation to the health sector.
 

Kaduna: Lessons in healthcare reforms

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Our programmes are structured to ensure that a pregnant woman does not die due to her inability to access quality services during pregnancy and childbirth, that a child is not lost from preventable diseases, that communities are not overburdened with endemic diseases, and that community linkages are harnessed and promoted.” – Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State.

 

 

Bauchi Govt to Eradicate Maternal, Child Health Problems

Friday, November 25, 2016

Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State has stressed the need for stakeholders in the health sector to place special emphasis on primary healthcare in order to eradicate problems associated with maternal and child health, which have over the years taken a great toll on the people.

 

 

Group Advocates For Sustainable Health Financing In Nigeria

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Piqued by inadequate budgetary allocation and poor implementation of policies in the health sector in Nigeria, the White Ribbon Alliance Nigeria (WRAN) in collaboration with the West Africa Academy for Public Health (WAAPH) has organise a 5 days Training workshop on sustainable Health financing and advocacy in Jos, the Plateau State capital.
 

PSN-PACFaH Urges FG To Mainstream Pneumonia In National Health Planning

Monday, November 14, 2016

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) under the Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PACFaH) Project in Nigeria has called on the federal government to mainstream the interventions along with other eradications programs such as malaria, tuberculosis, polio, nutrition, family planning, HIV/AIDS among others.
 
This is even as the the body is also  calling on the federal government to increase the budgetary allocations for the health sector and also allocate more resources to reduce the increasing death rate of childhood pneumonia.
 

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