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Healthcare Federation Of Nigeria, has as a corporate mission, the goal of improving healthcare indices and create an environment where Nigerians can receive affordable and accessible healthcare of the highest quality. This mission is powerfully driven and focused by a clear vision of working to bring all stakeholders in the Nigerian private health sector under one umbrella with the aim of influencing healthcare policy and practices in the country.


 

doctor1The South-East caucus of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has called for a declaration of state of emergency in Abia State University Teaching Hospital (ABSUTH), Aba, according to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN. 
 
The leader of the caucus, Dr Chijioke Udu, said on Wednesday that the call became necessary following the rot  in the institution. Udu urged the state government to take the needed steps to address the challenges that had reduced the institution to the unfortunate level, adding that “a state of emergency will do a whole lot to salvage it”. 

OsotimehinNearly 53 out of all people internally displaced across the most affected states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa are women and girls—and 1.73 million of them are of child bearing age, the Fund said.

The United Nations Population Fund estimates there could be up to 276,000 pregnancies among in 2017 among women displaced in the north east by Boko Haram crisis, and has called for urgent protection of their reproductive health and rights.

tertiary hospitalsTeaching, tertiary or specialised hospitals are supposed to be the apex health institutions where the most complicated medical conditions can be handled, where researches are churned out on regular basis, and where medical practitioners such as doctors, pharmacists, nurses, physiotherapists are trained.Tertiary care is specialised consultative health care, usually for inpatients and on referral from a primary or secondary health professional, in a facility that has personnel and facilities for advanced medical investigation and treatment, such as a tertiary referral hospital.
 
Examples of tertiary care services are cancer management, neurosurgery, cardiac surgery, plastic surgery, treatment for severe burns, advanced neonatology services, palliative, and other complex medical and surgical interventions. Several studies have shown that if the 20 teaching hospitals spread across the six geo-political zones of the country are refurbished and made to function optimally, Nigerians will not need to travel abroad again for medical treatment and it will prevent brain drain in the health sector.
The Vice President Prof Yemi OsinbajoSANThe Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osibajo has called for public private partnership (PPP) for effective healthcare delivery in Nigeria.
 
The Vice President made this call in Abuja at the weekend at a stakeholder’s meeting involving key players in the health sector towards scaling up innovative solutions for efficient health care systems through Public Private Partnership (PPP).

healthThe FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has called for improvement in the quality of services being rendered to enrollees of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in FCT hospitals. The Minister made this call when the Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the Scheme, Professor Usman Yusuf paid him a visited in his office at Area 11, Garki I District, Abuja on Friday.

Malam Bello said the feedback he has been receiving from enrollees of the Scheme has not been encouraging, especially with regards to the quality of drugs being provided to them.

TOBACCO BALES 300x171About six million people are said to die annually as a result of tobacco use, with most living in developing countries. Also, findings published in ‘The economics of tobacco and tobacco control’, revealed that around 80 per cent of the world’s smokers live in low and middle income countries (LMICs).

The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) assistant director-general for Non communicable Diseases (NCDs) and mental health, Dr Oleg Chestnov, stated that the economic impact of tobacco on countries, and the general public is huge, quoting a new landmark global report from WHO and the National Cancer Institute of the United States of America.

Following increasing cases of Lassa fever in the country, the Federal Government has called on Nigerians to maintain high food and personal hygiene. The Federal Government made the call in a statement issued by the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC), yesterday.

NCDC, while advising Nigerians to keep their foods from rats and other house rodents, urged that suspected Lassa cases be quickly reported to ensure treatment commences on time. “Lassa fever is curable when there is rapid laboratory testing to confirm the disease, leading to early commencement of treatment”, it said.

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