Health

FGFG warns HMOs, demands operations review

The federal government has warned operators of Health Management Organisations, HMOs, that it would no longer accept any form of anomaly in the delivery of quality health care services to enrollees of the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS.

According to the government, several complaints of [...]

Sun, 06 October 2019


WHO calls for action to reduce patients harm in healthcare

The World Health Organisation, WHO, has called for urgent action to combat patients’ harm, which causes millions of preventable deaths annually.

It also called on countries to increase their investments and efforts toward reducing patient harm.

At a press briefing in Abuja, WHO rev [...]

Sat, 21 September 2019


NAFDAC taps technology to track fake drugs

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, said it had developed a more reliable platform to trace and track unregistered and substandard products in Nigeria.

The agency stated that the technology would trace and monitor the movement of medicines from the manufacture [...]

Sat, 21 September 2019


Sanusi laments poor nutrition, calls for more funding

The emir of Kano, Mohammed Sanusi, said lack of agency to focus on malnutrition in the country and poor implementation of polices is responsible for poor nutrition among children in the country.

He noted that statistics indicate half of all deaths among children, aged under-five are linked to m [...]

Sat, 21 September 2019


USAID-supported health campaign garners 88,000 calls in 2 weeks

An innovative integrated health Social and Behavior Change, SBC, campaign that leverages the power of storytelling called Albishirin Ku! “Good Tidings” in Hausa language, has garnered over 88, 000 toll free calls in the first-two weeks of its launch.

‘Albishirin Ku!’ whi [...]

Sat, 21 September 2019


FCT Nurse’s chairperson harps on enhanced welfare

The Chairperson of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT Chapter of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, NANNM, Comrade Deborah Yusufu, has called on government to enhance welfare of health workers, especially nurses to ensure better service delivery.

She made this known during [...]

Fri, 13 September 2019


Poor patronage of local medicines, threat to industry- Pharmatex

To rescue the ailing local pharmaceutical Industries in the country, Pharmatex Industries Limited has called on the need to patronise made in Nigeria pharmaceutical products.

Pharmatex has also raised alarm on the dangers of overdependence on imported medicines, warning that it is a health secu [...]

Fri, 13 September 2019


Why people gain weight as they get older - Study

Many people struggle to keep their weight in check as they get older. Now new research at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has uncovered why that is: Lipid turnover in the fat tissue decreases during ageing and makes it easier to gain weight, even if we don't eat more or exercise less than before.< [...]

Fri, 13 September 2019


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