Showing posts from June 11, 2017

Doctors, Pharmacists Pledge To Bury Differences ..Resolve To Give Healthcare Delivery Priority

To usher a new dawn in healthcare where the interest of patients will be paramount, doctors and pharmacists in the country under the aegis of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) respectively, have pledged to bury their differences. The goal according to them is to boost the country’s healthcare delivery system by offering quality and effective healthcare services to patients   through a harmonious relationship and teamwork. To this effect, the leadership of the two professional bodies, said it had set up some committees on inter- professional collaboration to ensure the implementation of the decision among healthcare professionals. The committees will ensure a smooth working relationship among all the various professional groups in the health sector, including nurses, laboratory scientists, among others. Disclosing this during an interactive session in Lagos recently, Dr. Mike Ogirima, President of NMA and Pharm. Ahmed Yakas

Reasons Nigeria Should Study Cuba’s Model Of Infant HIV Elimination

Experts have continued to strongly canvass for Nigeria to study Cuba’s model of infant HIV elimination since the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Cuba as the first country in the world to eliminate Mother-To-Child Transmission (eMTCT) of HIV and syphilis to replicate same in the country. Indications are rife that Nigeria would one day succeed in eliminating Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and syphilis infection from mother-to-child. Confirming this experts reason that if Nigeria adopts policies like Cuba which made history in June 2015, emerging the first country in the world to eliminate MTCT of HIV and syphilis she will achieve the same result. The Joint United Nations programme on AIDS (UNAIDS) and World Health Organization (WHO) declared Cuba the first country in the world to eliminate the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mother to child. WHO in a statement sent through an international delegation drafted from th

Family Planning; Women Share Experiences.

To help residents to attain quality life and improve access to family planning services in Lagos State ( NURHI ) began a 72-hour renovation and equipping of clinics in 50 state selected public health facilities in 2016. Journalists who embarked on a  recent  visit to the family planning clinics established by the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative ( NURHI ) in selected Primary Healthcare Clinics (PHCs) in Lagos State confirmed that safe childbirths have improved in the areas that benefitted from NURHI gesture. A 42-year-old mother of three, Mrs. Yetunde Idowu, said that she was happy to access family planning at Itire-Ijesha PHC. Speaking to j ournalists  during the tour which was organised by an NGO, Development Communications ( DEVCOMS ), Idowu said the clinic is now more conducive. “I feel at home being counselled and given my preferred method in the clinic.” She also observed that her body did not accept the implant method and that she had to opt for pills having

Reproductive Health: Osotimehin Death, Is Big Loss

Reproductive Health Journalists Grieve Over Osotimehin; Says His Death Is Big Loss The Network  of Reproductive Health Journalists of Nigeria (NRHJN) has commiseratd  with the Nigerian and global health community on the demise of the Executive Director, United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA), Professor Babatunde Osotimehin which occurred penultimate Sunday. NRHJN  which is the foremost  body of journalists  with passion   on Reproductive Health and Rights reporting, described  Prof . Osotimehi's death  as a colossal loss to the global and local health industry. A statement jointly signed by Mr. Roland Ogbonnaya and Mrs. Yinka Shokunbi, the President and Secretary of  NRHJN respectively,  said, "Until his death, Professor Osotimehin was a pillar of support to our body." He gave necessary encouragement to NRHJN to remain forthright in the reportage of issues around women and children with special attention on young people, the statement said. "