Posts From Juliet Umeh

Lagos invests N2.5 billion on health equipment in 2017,  Commissioner says

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris, has said that the state spent not less than N2.5 billion on procurement of equipment alone this year. Dr. Idris disclosed  this

Lagos Restates Commitment to Reduction of Non Communicable Diseases

The Lagos State Government has once again restated its commitment towards the reduction of the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like hypertension, diabetes and cancers of the breast, cervix and

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Practitioners advocate public-private collaboration on health funding

Dr Ohen Geoffrey, Vice Chairman, Eko Hospital Board, Lagos, on Thursday called on governments at all levels to collaborate with the private sector on funding to help improve the healthcare

NMA decries migration of doctors

The Nigerian Medical Association, (NMA) has expressed worry over the mass exodus of healthcare professionals in Nigeria. The association raised this concern on Thursday, at the 2017 National Executive Council

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Foundation sensitizes young people on sexual health

To avoid  young people getting exposed to sex education through a wrong medium with its damning consequences, a new non-governmental organization known as Lisa Demi Project is set to stem

North East needs $1bn to address humanitarian needs in 2018 – UNOCHA

Humanitarian interventions in reconstructing the devastations in North East Nigeria will require at least $1bn in 2018 to address.  The fund is needed to meet some of the needs of

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May & Baker goes natural

Launches herbal products May & Baker Nig. Plc., Nigeria’s first pharmaceutical company, opened a new chapter in its operation in the country last week, with the launch of a new

Help improve healthcare standard, Lagos Health Commissioner urges doctors

The Lagos State  Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris has urged the Association of Medical Doctors in the employment of Lagos State to play a role towards improving the standard

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In Sogunro community, teenage pregnancy rules

Procreation commonly known as child bearing is a divine engagement and one that usually brings joy and excitement to humankind, when it is done at the right time and for

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Agboyi Ketu: Where TBAs hold all aces as midwives

For the people of Agboyi Ketu, a Lagos suburb, lack of basic amenities and depth of traditional beliefs, strengthen the people’s confidence in Traditional Birth Attendants.  NHO correspondent, JULIET UMEH  visited the

Nigeria has highest number of preterm babies in the world – AMCH Founder

Also has highest number of newborn deaths Foundation marks World Prematurity Day Nigeria has the highest number of preterm babies and the highest number of newborn death in the world, the 

Hypertension remains major cause of sudden deaths in Nigeria – NIMR

Age 40 and above most affected Latest report from the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) has revealed that high blood ressure remains number one killer disease in Nigeria, accounting

Lagos State Government Validates HRH, TSTS Policy

To ensure adequate delivery of quality healthcare services in the state, Lagos State government on Monday validated the Human Resource for Health (HRH) Strategic Plan and Task Shifting Task Sharing

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World Diabetes Day: New IDF report reveals continued increase

Estimate shows 1 in 11 adults now live with diabetes – 10 million more cases than in 2015 Sanofi leads campaign in Nigeria with special walk, capacity building workshop for

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Chevron disburses $2.5m to support Global Fund in Nigeria

Health minister  expresses appreciation, urges other private organisations to emulate CNL Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), today announced the disbursement of $2.5 million donated by Chevron Corporation, United States  to the Global

Increase commitment to children, Lagos Governor urges parents, medical practitioners

The Lagos State governor, Akinwumi Ambode has enjoined the healthcare practitioners, parents, and guidance to live up to their responsibilities of monitoring and observing children in order to detect issues

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Our successes, struggles with family planning – women speak out

Despite its enormous benefits, some women ignorantly shun family planning. Juliet Umeh spoke to a cross section of women who share their experiences some of which are enough to convince

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Revelations at Sanofi Diabetes Summit

Experts say it’s increasing fast in Nigeria Majority of patients not achieving control Drugs too expensive due to govt tariffs They came from far and near. From Cameroon, Ghana, Bauchi

FG, WDF set up 390 diabetes clinics nationwide

Sanofi holds diabetes summit The Federal Government said today it has, in partnership with the World Diabetes Federation (WDF), established about 390 diabetes clinics in different parts of the country

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1 in 5 Nigerian workers have mental health challenge – Psychiatrist

One out of every five workers in Nigeria has one form of mental health challenge or the other, a Consultant Psychiatrist at the  Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH),  Dr Erinfolami

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Sanofi Diabetes Summit debuts on October 18

All is now set for the first Sanofi Diabetes Forum scheduled to hold in Lagos on Wednesday, October 18, General Manager and Country Chair, Sanofi Nigeria-Ghana, Folake Odediran announced earlier

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Nigeria gets first internationally accredited public medical laboratory

Nigeria gets first internationally accredited public medical laboratory The Research Laboratory of Center for Human and Genomics (CHVG) in the Microbiology Department of the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR)

Hypertension remains Nigeria’s  leading  cause of sudden deaths – Dr. Faduyile

A Consultant Anatomic Pathologist, Department of Pathology and Forensic Medicine, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) Ikeja, Dr Francis Faduyile, last week said hypertension is still the number one cause

Killers or saints: Examining TBA’s role in maternal health care (Part 11)

They contribute 60% of maternal deaths in Lagos State  – Gynaecologist In part 1 of this story,  NHO reporter Juliet Umeh visited some traditional birth attendants  (TBAs) in some Lagos

LSHS: Idris tasks public health care providers on provision of quality care

As the Lagos State Government prepares to roll out its mandatory health insurance scheme tagged the Lagos State Health Scheme (LSHS), the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris has tasked