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Kano pledges effective healthcare for all

Kano pledges effective healthcare for all

By Haruna Gimba The Kano State Government is poised to ensure effective and sustainable healthcare delivery system in the state for the benefit of its teeming populace. The state commissioner for Health, Dr Kabiru Ibrahim Getso, stated this while declaring ...

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Doctors demand compulsory health insurance nationwide

Doctors demand compulsory health insurance nationwide

By Haruna Gimba The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), has called for a compulsory health insurance for all Nigerians, saying, ‘it is a major ingredient that will ensure universal health coverage in the country. The medical doctors challenged government at all ...

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Katsina to immunise 2.5m children, mothers

Katsina to immunise 2.5m children, mothers

By Asma’u Ahmad The Katsina State Government says 2.5 million expectant mothers and children would be immunised during the ongoing Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Week. Governor Aminu Bello Masari made this known on Tuesday at the flag off of immunisation of ...

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Expert calls for increase funding of primary healthcare system

Expert calls for increase funding of primary healthcare system

By Asma’u Ahmad A medical practitioner, Dr Tunji Akintade, on Tuesday called on the three tiers of government to increase the funding of primary healthcare system toward achieving universal health coverage. Dr Akintade, also the Chairman, Association of General and Private Medical ...

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Nigeria raises alarm over rate of population growth

Nigeria raises alarm over rate of population growth

By Haruna Gimba The Nigeria’s Federal Government has raised a fresh alarm over the country’s rate of population growth; saying if unchecked will impact negatively on the country’s economy and welfare. Statistics by experts show that by 2040, Nigeria’s population ...

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‘3,027 pregnant women tested HIV positive in Nigeria’

‘3,027 pregnant women tested HIV positive in Nigeria’

By Haruna Gimba The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has disclosed that 3,027 out of 121,396 pregnant women were tested HIV positive during the first round of the Maternal and Newborn Child Health (MNCH) Week. A representative of ...

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