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BORNO NSHIP TO SANCTION ANY CONTRACTED FACILITY MISMANAGING FUNDS

BORNO NSHIP TO SANCTION ANY CONTRACTED FACILITY MISMANAGING FUNDS

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Borno State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BoSPHCDA), through Nigeria State Health Investment Project (NSHIP), a World Bank assisted project has vowed to sanction any Facility Manager or staff that mismanage Investment Credit/Seed Funds or Subsidies that were disbursed to 101 Primary Health Care facilities and General Hospitals in the 10 Local Government Areas earlier contracted ... Read More »

Buhari off to Umrah

Buhari off to Umrah

President Muhammadu Buhari is due to embark on Umrah (lesser hajj) on Thursday. A statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu on Wednesday stated that: “President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the invitation of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, the ruler of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to perform the Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) ... Read More »

Bringing cervical cancer to an end now a priority of WHO

Bringing cervical cancer to an end now a priority of WHO

The cervical cancer burden falls unequally on Africa, with 19 of the 20 most affected countries on this continent. The disease kills 311 000 women a year worldwide and is the second most common cancer among women in the African region. Yet, cervical cancer is one of the most preventable and curable forms of cancers, through vaccination, early detection and treatment. Bringing cervical cancer to ... Read More »

Health sector reform: Minister says effort aimed at partnership with key stakeholders

Health sector reform: Minister says effort aimed at partnership with key stakeholders

BY ONYEKAAJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, on Monday, May 13, 2109, said the proposed Health Sector Reform in Nigeria is aimed at redefining and transforming the health care system through partnerships between the government and key stakeholders, especially the private sector. Speaking at the contract signing ceremony/diagnostic review kick-off workshop of the Health Sector Reform Programme ... Read More »

Special Features: Gov Kashim Shettima makes Borno number one medical destination in Nigeria, By Femi Ige

Special Features: Gov Kashim Shettima makes Borno number one medical destination in Nigeria, By Femi Ige

  S *Gov Shettima (4th right) during a foreign trip to seal agreement on procurement of medical equipment for the state* SIMPLY put, medical tourism refers to a trip or trips across international boundaries in search of medical treatment, usually for better quality care. This presupposes that people living in poorer parts of the globe go to other parts of ... Read More »

Cross River State to be certified Lymphatic Filariasis-free by WHO as 17 out of 18 LGAs beat the TAS threshold

Cross River State to be certified Lymphatic Filariasis-free by WHO as 17 out of 18 LGAs beat the TAS threshold

Nine out of the ten LGAs in Cross River State endemic to Lymphatic Filariasis has successfully passed the pre- Transmission Assessment Survey (TAS) with one LGA barely falling short. ‘The World Health Organization recommends the TAS to determine when infections have been reduced below the target threshold and Mass Administration of Medicines (MAMs) can stop, and to qualify for TAS ... Read More »

WHO hero laid to rest

WHO hero laid to rest

“Dr Mouzoko, 41, died from a gunshot wound sustained during an attack by assailants on 19 April 2019 at Butembo University Hospital.”   4 May 2019, Bafia – With overwhelming grief and respect, Dr Richard Valery Mouzoko Kiboung, a devoted doctor, epidemiologist, husband and father who had worked with the World Health Organization (WHO) for the past five years, was ... Read More »

Mozzi Out to Prevent Spread of Malaria in Nigeria –  Labuschagne

Mozzi Out to Prevent Spread of Malaria in Nigeria – Labuschagne

Mozzi, a range of mosquito and insect repellent products manufactured by PCMN Ltd, has been playing a commendable part in the fight against malaria scourge in Nigeria. Mozzi was an active participant at World Malaria Day in Abuja recently. Mr. Hendrik Labuschagne, a director of PCMN, had a chat with news men at the event. Dapo Olaosebikan captured it. Excerpts: ... Read More »

Health: Cashew leaf promises cure for urinary tract infections, By Sade Oguntola

Health: Cashew leaf promises cure for urinary tract infections, By Sade Oguntola

Antibiotics can be lifesaving, but using them over a long period might raise the odds of heart disease and stroke in older women with respiratory infections, urinary tract infections and dental problems. Now, experts say that cashew leaf is a natural solution to urinary tract infections. In a new study, researchers found extracts of cashew leaf is able to kill ... Read More »

CSR: GOV SANI-BELLO   CALLS ON MAINSTREAM FOUNDATION, NGOs, INVESTORS TO SUPPORT  EDUCATION AND HEALTH SECTORS IN THE STATE

CSR: GOV SANI-BELLO CALLS ON MAINSTREAM FOUNDATION, NGOs, INVESTORS TO SUPPORT EDUCATION AND HEALTH SECTORS IN THE STATE

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello has called on non-governmental organisations to support and complement government’s efforts at developing healthcare delivery and education in the grassroot of the state. The Governor made call on Tuesday when Mainstream Foundation (a non-governmental organisation) paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Minna the state capital. Governor Sani-Bello who noted that the ... Read More »

BORNO AF-NSHIP BEGINS 2nd BATCH TRAINING OF HEALTH WORKERS ON FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN 5 LGAs

BORNO AF-NSHIP BEGINS 2nd BATCH TRAINING OF HEALTH WORKERS ON FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN 5 LGAs

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI The Borno State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BOSPHCDA) through the Additional Financing -Nigeria State Health Investment Project (AF-NSHIP), a World Bank assisted project has embarked on 2nd Batch Training for Facility Managers and Finance Clerks from contracted Health Facilities and General Hospitals in five Local Government Areas of the state. The training was inline with ... Read More »

WHO Africa mourns the loss of a colleague killed in a hospital attack in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

WHO Africa mourns the loss of a colleague killed in a hospital attack in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

“My deepest condolences go to the family of our colleague and the government and people of Cameroon,” said Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa. Press Release: The World Health Organization Regional office for Africa is deeply saddened by the death of Dr Richard Valery Mouzoko Kiboung, an epidemiologist deployed by WHO in the response to the Ebola outbreak ... Read More »

Health: CONFESSIONS OF A WITCH?( IS IT? ), By Dr Afolabi Tiamiyu

Health: CONFESSIONS OF A WITCH?( IS IT? ), By Dr Afolabi Tiamiyu

There is always some measure of delight and anticipation when as a physician plying the trade away from the shores of ones motherland, you find out the next patient you are about to see bears a name that signifies the patient is from your native homeland. The joy of the opportunity of conversing in ones mother tongue, the opportunity to ... Read More »

Malnutrition caused half child mortality rate in Nigeria – UNICEF

Malnutrition caused half child mortality rate in Nigeria – UNICEF

By Dahiru Suleiman, Dutse Recent survey by UNICEF has uncovered that about half of child mortality rate in Nigeria was attributable to malnutrition. Thus, good nutrition plays a leading role in averting death of children. This assertion was dropped by the Chief Field Officer of UNICEF in charge of Bauchi Head Office in a paper he presented during the flagging ... Read More »

NIGERIA, JAPAN SIGN US$14.2m GRANT AID TO STRENGTHEN DISEASE DIAGNOSTICS

NIGERIA, JAPAN SIGN US$14.2m GRANT AID TO STRENGTHEN DISEASE DIAGNOSTICS

Nigeria and Japan on Tuesday in Abuja exchanged notes on a US$14.2 million grant aid project that will strengthen the diagnostic capacity of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) The signing ceremony carried out by the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma for Nigeria and the Ambassador of Japan to Nigeria, Mr Yukata Kikuta for ... Read More »

Borno NSHIP-AF Urges Contracted Facilities To Commence Medical Outreaches in IDP Camps

Borno NSHIP-AF Urges Contracted Facilities To Commence Medical Outreaches in IDP Camps

By Ndahi Marama,  Maiduguri The Borno State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BOSPHCDA) and Nigeria State Health Investment Project- Additional Financing (NSHIP- AF), a World Bank assisted Projects with strict adherence to Performance Based Financing (PBF) principles has enjoined all Facility Managers/Health Workers in contracted Primary Health Care centres including General Hospitals in the two Pilot Local Government  Areas of ... Read More »

World Health Day 2019: AfDB joins the global call for universal health coverage for all

World Health Day 2019: AfDB joins the global call for universal health coverage for all

World Health Day 2019 is a timely opportunity to focus on the inclusion of Africa’s health work force in the development agenda ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, April 8, 2019/ — On the occasion of World Health Day2019 (https://bit.ly/2TV1ImS), the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) is renewing its call for firmer commitment to pledges made by countries for universal health coverage for all ... Read More »

Over 100 HFs in 10 LGAs of Borno benefit from NSHIP despite insurgency, Dr Meleh tells evaluation team

Over 100 HFs in 10 LGAs of Borno benefit from NSHIP despite insurgency, Dr Meleh tells evaluation team

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI The Executive Director of Borno State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BOSPHCDA), Dr. Sule Meleh has said despite challenges posed by Boko Haram insurgents, more than 100 Health Facilities (HFs) such as Primary Health Care Centres, public and privately owned, including General Hospitals selected in each of the wards of 10 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of ... Read More »

Shettima’s India visit: 2,050 diagnostic equipment arrive Borno next week

Shettima’s India visit: 2,050 diagnostic equipment arrive Borno next week

… Ends visit , hosted by Nigerian high‎ commission in Delhi A total of two thousand and fifty light weight medical equipment, amongst them sets of tools for Laparoscopy surgeries are expected to arrive Maiduguri next week, following Governor Kashim Shettima’s trip to India, where he led negotiations with Indian manufacturers, secured discounted prices and gave necessary approvals for the ... Read More »

Over 30,000 people in acute need of shelter, food and medical care in Monguno

Over 30,000 people in acute need of shelter, food and medical care in Monguno

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI With the rainy season approaching, Medecine Sans Frontiers (MSF) has warned that shelter, water, sanitation, food, protection and medical care must be scaled up in Munguno, Borno State, urgently to avoid a catastrophe. MSF said over 30,000 people who were forced to flee to Monguno following renewed clashes in Borno State in late December 2018 are ... Read More »