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babiesUN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reports that approximately 20,210 babies were born in Nigerian on the New Year’s Day. The births, represented third largest population of newborns in the world on Jan. 1, 2018.

UNICEF also said nearly 386,000 babies would be born worldwide on New Year’s Day, representing some 90 per cent in less developed regions. The agency reported that Kiribati’s Christmas Island in the Pacific would most likely welcome 2018’s first baby while the U.S., its last.

HIV AIDS Image e1491240598827Lagos has recorded a drop in HIV/AIDS prevalence, the  Lagos State AIDS Control Agency (LSACA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Oluseyi Temowo, has said. He stated this at the World AIDS Day, which had as theme: Right to health: Making it happen.

He said: “We know that there is a drop of 1.7 percent, and the screening done among communities the prevalence rate is 0.3 percent, whereby 576, 406 were screened at different health facilities, and 29, 010 were screened at communities. ‘’The figure on positive expectant mothers at antenatal in 2014 is four percent but now, we have 1.4 percent.’’

Lasuth building e1438635650530Experts from the BridgeClinic and the Institute of Fertility Medicine (IFM) of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), have showcased the 74 babies delivered through their collaboration, writes OYEYEMI GBENGA-MUSTAPHA.

No one gave it a chance of survival at the beginning. But six years later, the collaboration between Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) and the BridgeClinic (TBC) on  cheaper Invitro Fertility Treatment (IVF) for the financially challenged has started bearing fruits.

new okowa 31Determined to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC), the Delta State Contributory Health Commission (DSCHC) has adopted new model, “HeFAD” (Health for all Deltans). Director General and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of DSHC, Dr. Ben Nkechika, in a chat with journalists said HeFAD is to drive efficiency, spur creative and disruptive innovations that will ensure visible health impact and outcomes in Delta State.

Nkechika said the Commission adopted HeFAD as a result based Policy/Programme statement to guide its policies and strategies for the implementation of its mandate of ensuring access to quality and affordable healthcare services for all resident of Delta State irrespective of their socioeconomic status in the society.

HfnLagos, December 7, 2017 – The Healthcare Leadership Academy (HLA), held the graduation ceremony for the 2017 cohort of the Healthcare Executives Leadership Program (HELP) and its Patient-Centred Care (PCC) programme at the Sheraton Hotel Ikeja, Lagos. The HLA is an institutional platform with a vision for transforming healthcare in Africa by building capacity and raising a generation of leaders who excel in governance and the provision of quality services.

download 5The ultramodern facility which has continued to attract patients across Yobe and other neighbouring states has a bed capacity of 200 patients. The hospital administration has also begun induction for the recruited doctors, nurses and other health personnel in the hospital.
 
Located in Damaturu, the state capital, the hospital was established to complement the state specialists’ hospital and other health facilities considering the growing population and need for healthcare services in the emerging town.
nma stethoscopeThe Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, has vowed to resist alleged attempt by the Senate to reschedule examinations for failed foreign-trained doctors.
 
Speaking through its National President, Prof. Mike Ogirima at the just- concluded National Executive Council, NEC, meeting in Lagos, NMA rejected alleged efforts at politicising the conduct of pre-registration examination for foreign trained medical doctors by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, MDCN. 

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