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2016 08 25 63559The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has embarked on a series of workshops for directors and other high-level representatives of newly accredited hospitals, pharmacies, laboratories, optometry, dental and physiotherapy clinics to ensure effective healthcare coverage to all registered enrollees of the scheme.

Lagos Zonal Coordinator, Mrs. Awala Ebijuwa, delivering the welcome address at the education workshop, said “the mandate of the NHIS is to ensure easy access to qualitative and affordable healthcare to all subscribing individuals irrespective of gender, age or economic status.”
Governor Udom mmanuel Akwa IbomAkwa Ibom State government has taken some far-reaching measures to rescue the collapsing healthcare infrastructure in public hospitals in the state, following the rise in infants and maternal deaths in most government-owned health centres in the state.
 
Checks by Nigerian Tribune revealed appalling state of facilities in most primary health care centres across the 31 local government areas.

AmbodeThe Lagos State Ministry of Health and the Primary Healthcare Board, in collaboration with EpidAlert, is working towards using technology to reorganise communities around disaster prevention, warning, response and recovery. 

A statement from the founder of EpidAlert, Dr. Lawal Bakare, yesterday said they are set to launch AlertClinic on Thursday in Yaba, Lagos. 

Health Records Officers Registration Board of NigeriaThe Health Records Officers Registration Board of Nigeria has called for the transfer of health information management training from University Teaching Hospitals to polytechnics.
 
Registrar of the Board, Alhaji Mohammed Ibrahim Mami, made the call yesterday in Abuja during a coordinators meeting on repositioning health information management training in Nigeria.

Ebola 1New research, conducted by the University of Liverpool and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, highlights the need for long-term rehabilitation of Ebola survivors after almost 80% of those interviewed were found to have major limitations in mobility, cognition and vision.

The scale of the 2014-2016 West African Ebola outbreak has resulted in an unprecedented number of survivors and the opportunity to vastly improve the understanding of the health challenges they face.

12658489 medic west africa exhibitionAs part of efforts to boost healthcare industries beyond the shores of Nigeria and Africa, the Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions has concluded plans for the grand return of the Medic West Africa Show 2017.

The Medic West Africa Show, described as the largest and most prestigious healthcare industry event in the region, and scheduled to hold from October 11 to October 13, 2017 at Landmark Centre, lagos, Nigeria, will host over 300 leading healthcare companies and thousands of industry experts and professionals. The event, sponsored by many trade associations and government agencies such as the Ministry of Health, Healthcare Federation of Nigeria and the Society for Quality in Healthcare in Nigeria (SQHN), will showcase thousands of the latest healthcare labouratory and IVD Technology, products and services, as well as provide some exceptional networking opportunities for dealers and distributors, buyers, labouratory experts and clinicians.

PIC A National Health Dialogue will hold between Thursday and Friday in Abuja, organisers have announced. The dialogue is organised by the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism, PTCIJ, the Project for Advocacy in Child and Family Health, PACFaH, and the Project Pink Blue.

In a statement on Monday, organisers said the two-day health dialogue would be chaired by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, and hosted by the Minister for Health, Isaac Adewole, at the Musa Shehu Yar’Adua Centre, Central Business District, Abuja at 9 a.m. daily.

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