Healthcare Sector

TBAs take over maternal healthcare in Lagos community

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

UNIVERSALLY, the Primary Health Care, PHC,  is a form of essential service that is based on scientifically sound and socially acceptable methods and technology to make health care accessible to all individuals and families in a community.



Although considered the  cornerstone of universal health systems, PHCs have often been neglected in terms of funding and other areas of operations in many states across the nation. The long neglect of this level of care has in turn brought grief on the secondary and tertiary facilities.



Medical experts to brainstorm on role of research, innovation in achieving health-related SDGs

Thursday, November 3, 2016

As NIMR holds annual scientific conference November 8 to 10
Over 1,000 medical experts are set to brainstorm on the role of research and innovation in achieving the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Nigeria.

NLC to monitor funds for –save-a-million-lives programme in states

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has pledged to monitor grant recently disbursed to states in the country for the Save-one-million-lives programme.
The grant was released earlier this year to enable the states develop their primary health centres. They will continue to obtain the grant on yearly basis, and disbursement would be based on what they were able to do with what they obtained in the previous year. The Federal Government got the fund from the World Bank.

Family Planning Report Slams Nigeria Over Poor Services

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

A new report launched on Tuesday by the Family Planning 2020, FP2020, has ranked Nigeria among the worst countries in the delivery of family planning services. Nigeria is second to India in a global ranking on the number of women that die as a result of pregnancy.
The report used as baseline the target set at the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning where countries made a commitment to mobilise resources to enable 120 million women and girls use modern contraception by 2020 in 69 poorest countries, including Nigeria.