FEATURE: How we saved passenger’s life aboard a Nigerian flight, By Dr James King
The airport authorities in Lagos failed to position an ambulance as the plane carrying the sick man landed.
JUTH undertakes first brain surgery using drilling machine to remove tumour
“In the past, we had to open the brain which was always risky and led to deaths because the brain is delicate.”
How we shared N12.7 billion Nigeria health fund – Official
The health fund was only included in the budget last year for the first time since the Act was signed in 2014.
LUTH resident doctors, management disagree on strike
The doctors are currently on a warning strike.
82% of Nigerian men not screened of prostate cancer — Study
Health experts urges the government to make prostate screening mandatory for every Nigerian man above 40.
Only 11 of Nigeria’s 774 LGAs are free from open defecation – UNICEF
Six of the LGAs are in Cross Rivers State
Journalists discuss challenges of health reporting in Nigeria
The World Health Organization (WHO) identifies the media as a major player in the quest for Universal Health Coverage.
80 per cent of Nigerians lack access to emergency surgical care – Surgeon
The official explained says the plan targets 75 per cent of Nigeria’s population having easy access to surgical care.
Certificate of Standards: FG begins quality assessment of tertiary health institutions
The National Health Act 2014 makes the possession of Certificate of Standards mandatory for health institutions in Nigeria
Why Nigerian teaching hospitals are not doing well – Minister
Mr Adewole says state governors have virtually abandoned health care to the federal government
14 states yet to access basic health care provision fund – Minister (FULL LIST)
22 states are already drawing from the fund set aside by the federal government to cater for the basic health needs of Nigerians
#PHC4UHC: How traditional medicine can boost Nigeria’s Universal Health Coverage – Official
Practitioners say the sector is an untapped goldmine
Okorocha hands over hospitals to security agencies, churches under PPP
The hospitals were leased to the organisations for between five 99 years.
Lassa Fever: Kebbi govt confirms six cases, one death
The Lassa Fever cases were recorded between February and April.
#PHC4UHC: How we are holding Lagos govt accountable in health sector — CSOs
The CSOs say government officials are now appreciating the work of the organisations.
#PHC4UHC: Doctors identify loopholes in Lagos health insurance
The medical doctors say the government did not carry them along in drafting the document of the scheme.
#PHC4UHC: How technology will drive health insurance in Lagos – Commissioner
Jide Idris, the state’s commissioner for health said technology will be vital to the success of the scheme.
DFID spends N4bn to support 52,393 pregnant women in Zamfara
The programme supports the women with N4,000 monthly each, to take care of their babies for a period of two years.
#PHC4UHC: How State Health Insurance will be implemented in Lagos – Govt, Experts
The Lagos government, however, says it not in a rush to fully roll out the scheme.
#PHC4UHC: Be accountable when tracking health funds, programmes, policy experts tell CSOs
The NIPSS delegation is currently in Lagos for a continuation of their study tour.