Thursday, November 15, 2018

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    Saving Nigeria’s primary health care centres from ruin

Saving Nigeria’s primary health care centres from ruin

BY CHINEDU ASADUAs the seventh most populous country in the world, with about 198 million citizens, the assumption would be that Nigeria will earn top spots among countries with the best health care system – at least in Africa. But sadly, the reverse has been the case. Over the years, the country’s healthcare – especially primary health care –  is [...]

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    From kerosene lamp to solar power: How Abuja health centre got past its worst nightmare

From kerosene lamp to solar power: How Abuja health centre got past its worst nightmare

Imagine having to use a kerosene lamp for child delivery because there's no electricity. What if something goes wrong and the lamp goes off? What will happen to the woman and the baby making its arrival into the world?That was the nightmare faced by the workers at the primary healthcare center in Dakwa, Abuja municipal council, for a couple of [...]

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    There is ‘oil’ in education and health

There is ‘oil’ in education and health

In the past 40 years or more, Nigeria had been a mono-product country exporting crude oil. This is understandable.  Crude oil produces easy cash without much effort. Much effort would have been required if we had decided to refine the oil and sell the finished product.  The government has not made any sustainable effort to divert attention to other sectors [...]

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    Group advocates all-inclusive employees medical benefits

Group advocates all-inclusive employees medical benefits

The Redbridge Healthcare Group has advocated for stable and all-inclusive healthcare benefits for employees in the country.The group made the call ahead of its maiden employees medical benefits conference scheduled for Abuja on Thursday.Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, Henri Onyemachi, chief executive officer of the group, said the essence of the conference is to draw attention to the need [...]

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    Lagos ranked ‘8th most dangerous megacity for women’

Lagos ranked ‘8th most dangerous megacity for women’

Lagos is the eighth most dangerous megacity for women to live in, according to a Thompson Reuters survey.Cairo, capital of Egypt, was rated the world’s most dangerous megacity for women while London, the best.The poll which sought the opinion from some 380 experts in women’s issues, was conducted in 19 of the world's biggest megacities (as ranked by the United Nations) [...]

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    Dogara: Over 100m Nigerians don’t have money to treat malaria

Dogara: Over 100m Nigerians don’t have money to treat malaria

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says over a 100 million Nigerians cannot afford to treat malaria in public hospitals.Dogara said this while declaring open an investigative hearing on the alleged inhuman treatment of healthcare providers.The speaker expressed worry that there were no measures to protect these Nigerians from exorbitant cost of healthcare services."Regrettably, there is no mechanism [...]

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