Lack of political will hinders implementation of Health Insurance Scheme –Dr. Awosika

 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”

Africa Business: Health Forum in Addis Ababa

Africa Business: Health Forum in Addis Ababa

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”

Workers reject privatisation of public health institutions

Workers reject privatisation of public health institutions

… 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”