Category: Health

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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List of Health Agencies in Nigeria (2019)

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In this post, we have compiled a list of the major health agencies in the country and their functions. 1. National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is one of the major health insurance agencies in the country. It is a corporate body that was established under Act 35 of 1999 […]

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What Are the Problems Facing Healthcare Management in Nigeria?

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Healthcare in Nigeria is poorly managed because of the inability of the Government to prioritize this sector. For instance, the healthcare sector receives less than 5% of the annual budget. Problems Facing Healthcare Management in Nigeria In this post, we take a look at some of the major problems facing healthcare management in the country. […]

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Major Health Problems in Nigeria & Their Solutions

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Nigeria is faced with several health problems which include the likes of malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, hypertension, diabetes etc. Of these diseases, there are specific ones that rank at the top and these are the three most common diseases in the country namely: HIV/AIDs, tuberculosis and malaria. Health Problems in Nigeria & Solutions In this post, […]

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5 Tips to Make Your Fitness Tracker Last Long

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One of the challenges with fitness trackers is the tendency to get damaged during use. For instance, if your tracker gets wet it might cause some problems with the device. Also, there is the tendency for the fitness band to break when in use. Whatever the case, you need to take great care when using […]

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Zika Virus in Nigeria: All You Need to Know

Zika Virus in Nigeria: All You Need to Know

A few years ago, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control reported that the Zika virus (ZIKV) is widely circulating in Nigeria. It would be recalled that a Zika virus outbreak began in Brazil in 2015. The virus was first recognized in early 2015 in the metropolitan area of Maranhao. At that time the threat it […]

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Abortion in Nigeria: What Says the Law?

Abortion in Nigeria: What Says the Law?

There are several schools of thoughts when it comes to the legitimacy of abortion in different parts of the world. In Nigeria, there are basically two laws governing abortion but before we delve in to these laws, let’s take a look at the history of abortion laws in the country. First, it is important to […]

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The Economic Ill-Effects of Rodent Infestation

The Economic Ill-Effects of Rodent Infestation

Rodent infestations aren’t only damaging to the people themselves, but the other areas of human life as well. Did you know that rodent infestations cause hundreds of millions of dollars in property damage each year? It’s true! Just imagine, hundreds, if not thousands of rodents, feasting on your crops. No matter what you do, they’ll […]

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Environmental Problems and Solutions in Nigeria

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Nigeria is a geographical area with a total land area of 983,213 km2 and over 180 million people living in it. Also, one of the states in Nigeria, Lagos is reputed to be the most populous nation in the country with over 20 million residents. Overall, Nigeria is one of the most populous nations of […]

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Utazi Leaf: Nutritional and Other Health Benefits

Utazi is a climbing shrub with a broad heart shaped leaves. The botanical name of this plant is Gangronema latifolium from the family Asclepiadaceae It has a characteristic sharp, bitter and slightly sweet when it is eaten fresh. It can be found in majorly West African countries like Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Sierra Leone, Ghana and […]

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Proven Yoruba Herbs for Weight Loss

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Finding ways to lose weight with using a legal alternative is one of the popular queries in many parts of the world including Nigeria. Interestingly, there are several local herbs found in Yorubaland that have been linked with weight loss. These herbs work in different ways. Some work by reducing your appetite for food while […]

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Common Yoruba Herbs, their English Name & Uses

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Although there are hundreds of herbs known to the Yorubas, space wouldn’t allow us enumerate all of these herbs. However, we’ve decided to highlight the most common ones in this post. These include their names in English as well as some of their benefits. Yoruba herbs, their English names, and their uses Girdlepod (Irawo ile) […]

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