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Nigeria : NAFDAC Sacks Consultants Over Anomalies, Irregularities

Nigeria : NAFDAC Sacks Consultants Over Anomalies, Irregularities

Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye has revoked the appointments of consultants over allegations of anomalies and irregularities In a statement on Friday in Abuja, Prof. Adeyeye noted that the activities of the consultants were detrimental to the Federal Government’s ease of doing business policy. “The operations of the NAFDAC Appointed Consultants in recent times […]

Board Of Healthcare Funders Welcome Progress Towards NHI In South Africa

  The Board of Healthcare Funders of Southern Africa (BHF) has welcomed the progress made by Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi to accelerate the implementation of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill. The BHF represents 45 medical aid schemes, administrators and managed care organisations in South Africa and an additional 23 medical aid schemes across […]

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South Africa’s Health Laws Amendments To Bring Relief To Low Income Citizens

  By Iliya Kure South Africa’s Medical Schemes Amendment Bill and the National Health Insurance Amendment Bill will introduce measures that will lift a financial burden from beneficiaries who are subjected to high healthcare costs, Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi says. Briefing Journalists Thursday in Hatfield, Motsoaledi said the cost of private healthcare is out of the […]

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Nigeria: Gombe To Promote Child Spacing Methods To Reduce Maternal Mortality

By Ahmad Umar: In order to reduce maternal mortality, the Gombe State Government, northeast of the country, has taken steps to promote child birth spacing in the State. To this end, a five day training workshop  has been organised for health workers drawn from  all the Primary Health Care facilities in the State It was […]

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75% Of Children Born With Sickle Cell In Nigeria Don’t See Their 5th Birthday – Group

  The Sickle Cell Support Network, an NGO, says Nigeria records about 150,000 sickle cell births annually but 75 per cent of this number never get to see their fifth birthday. The President of the group, Dr Deborah Onokpono, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in […]

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South Africa: A Step Closer To National Health Insurance

  By Iliya Kure South Africa’s Health Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi says the release of two bills – the Medical Schemes Amendment Bill and the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill – on Thursday is poised to make history. The bills will pave the way for more access to medical healthcare through the NHI. The Minister was speaking […]

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Nigeria: Foundation Decries Low Response To Voluntary Blood Donation

The Trauma Care International Foundation (TCIF), an NGO, on Tuesday decried the low and poor response to voluntary blood donation by Nigerians. Dr Deola Phillips, Chairman of the foundation’s board, made this known while briefing newsmen as part of the activities to commemorate the 2018 World Blood Donor Day on Tuesday in Abuja. The day […]

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Nigeria: Kaduna Rolls-Out Contributory Health Scheme, But It Must Learn From The Mistakes Of NHIS

  By Iliya Kure Health Insurance Scheme in Nigeria is at various stages of implementation, especially at the state levels. As at December 2017, only 14 states (Lagos, Oyo, Ekiti, Delta, Bayelsa, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Kwara, Abia, Adamawa, Kano, Anambra, Sokoto, and Enugu) have laws in place created to run the scheme. Other states […]

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