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Healthcare professionals wary over health of South Africans

Jasper Westerink

Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, on Monday, June 12, 2017 released the South African results of the second annual Future Health Index (FHI). The study builds on data from over 33,000 participants in 19 countries and advisory input from leading academic and global non-profit organisations. Local findings indicate that South Africans generally evaluate their health positively, with the majority ...

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Healthcare experts clamour inter-professional collaboration


Against the backdrop of inter-professional rivalry in the health sector, which appears to have become divisive, unhealthy, and a distraction to healthcare professionals, the Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy, in partnership with the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, has taken up a campaign to bridge the seemingly widening gap. At a symposium held recently in Lagos and themed: “Health of the Nation ...

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Dangote, Gates: Why we’re hopeful about improving health in Africa


Nigerian billionaire and owner of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, and American business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist, Bill Gates, in this jointly-written opinion piece, renew hope for proper healthcare on the African continent  This week, more than 138,000 vaccinators will fan out across five African countries in the Lake Chad area in a push to eliminate polio in Africa ...

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Malaria ravages U.S., healthcare costs skyrocket


According to researchers, Americans are traveling more often to countries with malaria but have stopped short of taking necessary precautions  Though transmission of malaria was wiped out in the United States decades ago and infections are falling in parts of the developing world, malaria hospitalisations and deaths in the U.S. appear to be far more common than generally appreciated as ...

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Healthcare: Lagos to build three new general hospitals


Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Friday, April 21, 2017 said plans were underway to begin construction of three new modern General Hospitals in the state this year to improve healthcare delivery. Ambode spoke while responding to requests of the people at the quarterly Town Hall Meeting held at Shibiri/Ekunpa Area Office in Oto-Awori Local Council Development Area. He ...

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East Africa’s healthcare capacity gets $14.7 million boost


Sub-Saharan Africa will need to create an average of 15-20 million new jobs per year over the next three decades to meet the current growth General Electric (GE) on Thursday in Nairobi, Kenya announced a series of new commitments aimed at addressing some of the most critical health challenges in East Africa through a sustained focus on skills development and ...

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Buhari urged to make tuberculosis control a priority


Stakeholders working to reduce the burden of Tuberculosis under The Global Fund to Fight AIDS TB and Malaria grant to Nigeria have called on Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, the president-elect, to make TB control a priority when he assumes office as president. The call was made at the end of Quarter 1 2015 TB Grant Project Implementation review meeting held in ...

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Lagos government hospitals demand litres of kerosene from expectant mothers

A considerable number of Lagosians are facing a range of challenges in the bid to access proper health care services. A visit to two primary health centres in Alimosho Local Government Area (LGA) in Lagos State reveals that ridiculous demands, lack of medical workers and epileptic power supply are among obstacles militating against effective health delivery in the neighbourhood. Alimosho ...

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Church takes free healthcare to Lagos residents

It was a banquet of free healthcare services as the Women Arise Initiative, an arm of the Redeemed Christian Church Of God’s City of David Parish, berthed at Apapa in Lagos. The Women Arise Medical Team patrolled the streets of Apapa in an ambulance announcing to residents to come out and access basic healthcare services at no cost. Among the ...

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