Category: Health

Lassa Fever in Nigeria: Outbreaks & Preventive Solutions

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Basically, Lassa fever is a viral haemorrhagic fever transmitted by rats. The disease has been known since the 1950s, but the virus was not identified until 1969, when two missionary nurses died from it in the town of Lassa in Nigeria. In this post, we take a look at Lassa fever in Nigeria, its outbreaks […]

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Primary Health Care in Nigeria: A General Overview

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In this post, we take a look at primary health care in Nigeria. But first what is primary health care? The origin of PHC can be traced 1978 when the concept was first published. It was conceptualized by the Aima-Ata Declaration of 1978 as a grass-roots management approach to providing health care services to communities. […]

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National Health Policy in Nigeria: What Does It Entail?

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In this post, we take a look at the national health policy in Nigeria. But first, what really is a national health policy. Often times, people mistake “health policy” for “medical care policy” but they are not the same. The medical care is just a component of the national health. Basically, a health policy comprises […]

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Malnutrition in Nigeria: Measures for Awareness & Prevention

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Malnutrition is quite prevalent in Nigeria. In fact, the country is one of the six in the world that accounts for half of all child deaths from malnutrition In this post, we take a look at malnutrition and the measures deployed in creating awareness and preventing the condition. Malnutrition in Nigeria: Overview, Awareness Measures & […]

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Health Insurance in Nigeria: Challenges & Solutions

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In 2017, Nigeria was positioned 187 out of the 191 member nations in the World Health System Rankings. This low ranking can be linked to the high maternal and infant mortality rate as well as the prevalence of diseases like Malaria, Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS in the country. One of the interventions aimed at combating this […]

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Public Health in Nigeria: A General Overview

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Over the years, the public health system in Nigeria has had some landmark achievements. For example, in 2014, the swift public health response to the Ebola outbreak was responsible for containing this deadly epidemic. However, it hasn’t always been all success for the system, there have also been some major issues with public health in […]

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9 Amazing Health Statistics in Nigeria

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Nigeria is a population of over 180 million residents. The country makes up a little over 2% of the entire world population. In terms of health, there are many interesting health statistics with regards to Nigeria and in this post, we take a look at some of these. Amazing Health Statistics in Nigeria #1 HIV/AIDS […]

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Brief History of Health Care in Nigeria

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In this post, we take a look at the history of healthcare in Nigeria highlighting important timelines between 1472 and 2016. History of Healthcare in Nigeria Year | Type of event 1472 | Portuguese navigators reach Nigerian coast. They bring European medicine, first to satisfy their own need. 1861 | Britain establishes the Colony and […]

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Healthcare Sector in Nigeria: A General Overview

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In this post, we take a look at the health care sector in Nigeria. The healthcare sector in the country is primarily made up of systems and companies specialized in the production and delivery of products and services that improve the well-being of the nation. The Healthcare Sector in Nigeria: A General Overview In a […]

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Nigeria’s Life Expectancy: 4 Reasons Why It’s So Low

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The life expectancy in Nigeria falls short of the global average by almost 15 years. But before we take a look at why the country’s life expectancy is so low, let’s find out what life expectancy really is. Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns […]

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Mental Health in Nigeria: Is The Awareness Enough?

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The Federal Government revealed in November 2018 that 40 million Nigerians suffer from one form of mental disorder or the other. The prevalence of mental illness in the country should mean a high level of awareness on mental health. But that really isn’t the case. In fact, the number of skilled professionals in mental health […]

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Healthcare Delivery System in Nigeria: Improving or Not?

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The healthcare delivery system in Nigeria is known for its numerous problems and the Government has been trying to resolve these problems but there is still a lot of ground to be covered. In this post, we take a look at healthcare in the country and how things have improved or deteriorated over the years. […]

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