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agedThe largest and most in-depth study of global health trends to date finds that more than 95% of the world's population has health problems, with more than a third of us experiencing five or more conditions. An older man in a hospital bed Researchers identified an increase in the number of years lived with a disability among the global population, which they attribute to population growth and aging.

The results of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 (GBD 2013) were recently published in The Lancet. Lead study author Prof. Theo Vos, of the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington in Seattle, and colleagues set out to calculate up-to-date estimates of disease and injury incidence and prevalence among 188 countries between 1990 and 2013, usingdata from more than 35,000 sources.

stikeWorldStage Newsonline—The aggrieved health workers under the aegis of the Nigerian union of Allied Healthcare Professionals (NUAHP) has suspended its three week long strike with members ordered to resume work on Wednesday.

However, the local strike in FMC Owerri is to continue until all the local issues and demands are addressed.

Comrade Dr. Obinna Ogbonna, National President of the Union at a press conference on Tuesday called on members across the country to return to work, saying the National Administrative council of the union on 4th of June, 2015, having assessed the impact of the strike through responses from the unit branches across the nation agreed that it was very effective nationwide and had drawn the attention of President Buhari to the pending issues in the sector that the immediate past government left unresolved

NACAThe Federal Ministry of Health has concluded arrangements with the National Agency for the Control of Aids (NACA) to destroy malaria and HIV drugs worth N417m.

According to a PUNCHNG report, the drugs will be destroyed because they were left to expire without distribution at the stores of the Federal Ministry of Health located in Oshodi, Lagos state. The drugs had different expiry dates and were purchased between 2011 and 2012. They comprised of different medications for HIV, tuberculosis and Malaria as well as antibiotics, children’s drugs and HIV test kits. 

enuguThe mood at the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital Enugu was very tense today as the management of the hospital led by the Medical Director, Dr. Jojo Onwuekwe unleashed actions best described as tyrannical on the members of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) who commenced an indefinite strike action to agitate for many anomalies in the hospital.

A staff of the hospital spoke exclusively and anonynously to HealthNewsNG.com. The staff who is also a first witness to the whole incident said JOHESU embarked on the strike for many reasons including:

fasolaThe bill is pro-poor in nature recognising that the poor and vulnerable will need to have subsidised premiums from the state government.

It's a new dawn for health care in Lagos state as Governor Babatunde Fashola has signed into law the Lagos State Health Management Agency Bill, which will mandate Lagosians to have compulsory health insurance. According to Business Day, the bill is pro-poor in nature recognising that the poor and vulnerable will need to have subsidised premiums from the state government.

Speaking on the bill, Fashola said: “For those who cannot afford the scheme Lagos State is not saying there is no free health anymore, but we know that there are things that are covered under the free health like malaria treatment and antenatal. For those things that are not covered by the health scheme and cannot be afforded by the less privileged, it will be paid for.”

Women in HealthcareAre You Ready For The Breakfast Event?

Kindly come along with up to three female members of staff in technical, leadership and management positions within your organisation to expand the reach to women in healthcare. This workshop covers various aspects of Female Enterpreneurship and Access to Finance. 

  • Networking amongst female healthcare leaders and practitioners these goals.
  • Focus on accessing finance for business growth.
  • To be graced by high-level female healthcare entrepreneurs and business experts.
  • To strengthen the female participation in health care business.
  • Discussing the extant challenges in healthcare financing for female entrepreneurs and proffering viable solutions
  • Provide information on available financial incentives in the industry.

INTRODUCTION

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has established a Real Sector Support Facility (RSSF) as part of efforts to enhance output growth, value added productivity, and job creation. This will be used to support large enterprises for start-ups and expansion financing needs of between N500 million and N10 billion. Businesses within the scope of the Facility are manufacturing, agricultural value chain, and select service sub-sectors – hospitals, schools and hotels.

Our Mission

To improve healthcare indices and create an environment where Nigerians can receive affordable and accessible healthcare of the highest quality.           

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Our Vision

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.

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