Dr. Ladi Awosika, the chairman of Total Health Trust Limited, has also served as a member of several committees of the Nigerian National Health Insurance Scheme. He has over the years been involved in health care financing, development and delivery of the private health care in Nigeria. Speaking in a recent interview with CHINYERE IKEANYI, the medical practitioner stressed the need for the affordability and accessibility of health care services in the society to improve the general well-being of an average Nigerian. He also delved into Covid-19 and appealed to government at all levels to create more awareness on the reality of the virus currently ravaging the entire world. Excerpts: Continue reading “Lack of political will hinders implementation of Health Insurance Scheme –Dr. Awosika”
The Prof. Maurice Iwu led Task Force Committee on Covid–19 in Imo State has said that contact tracing of active cases in the state is in full gear.
The National Agency for Food Drugs and Administration Control (NAFDAC) has started working on coronavirus potential remedy drugs submitted by Nigerians, its Director-General (DG) Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye said yesterday, The Nation reports.
…Alleges victimization through “No Work, No Pay” Policy
OBIORA IFOH, Abuja
The Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) has accused the federal government of victimizing some of its members despite their support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption policy. Continue reading “Health Workers Protest FG’s Withholding of April-May 2018 Salaries”
L-R: Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary, UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA); His Excellency, Ismail Omar Guelleh, President of Djibouti; His Excellency, Rupiah Bwezani Banda, former President of Zambia; His Excellency, Mokgweetsi Masisi, President of Botswana; Halima Aliko Dangote, Executive Director, Aliko Dangote Foundation; Michel Sidibe, Executive Director, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS); His Excellency, Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of Ethiopia; Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, Chairman/Founder, African Business Coalition for Health (ABCHealth); Zouera Youssoufou, Chief Executive Officer, Aliko Dangote Foundation and Didier Drogba, African football legend and Founder, Didier Drogba Foundation at the Africa Business: Health Forum in Addis Ababa…recently. Continue reading “Africa Business: Health Forum in Addis Ababa”
… Want FG to release withheld April salaries
OBIORA IFOH, Abuja
The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) has rejected moves by the Federal Government to privatise public health institutions.
National Chairman of JOHESU, Comrade Joy Bioblemoye, who spoke during a mass rally against happenings in the health sector, said the challenges facing the sector was corruption and lack of fair management in the system. Continue reading “Workers reject privatisation of public health institutions”
JOHNSON OJO, Ado Ekiti
Chief Medical Director of Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti, Dr Adekunle Ajayi, has urged well-meaning Nigerians to come to the aid of cancer patients in view of the high cost of treatment. Continue reading “CMD seeks support for cancer patients”
JOHNSON OJO, Ado Ekiti
Nigerians have been charged to rise against the scourge of cancer at whatever stage of development in the country.Medical practitioners in Ekiti State gave the charge at a public lecture entitled “Fighting The Scourge of Cancer In Nigeria”, held at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti (FETHI), Ekiti State. Continue reading “Medical experts decry prevalence of cancer In Nigeria”
Following its commitment towards expanding the impact of the various free life-saving initiatives, Mass Medical Mission (MMM), a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), has launched ‘Health Education on the Go’ (HETGo) initiative, a community mobilization campaign. Continue reading “Quality health care: MMM flags off HETGo campaign”
Obiora Ifoh, Abuja
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lamented the worsening situation in Nigeria health sector as a result of the refusal by President Muhammadu Buhari to address the devastating strike action by health workers across the country. Continue reading “Health strike: Hundreds are dying over Buhari’s refusal to act -PDP”