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Published on: 15 May, 2019      9039    Last Updated: 14 Aug, 2019 

Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) are group of diseases that are chronic in nature, not contagious but reduce the quality of life of the affected individuals and can also lead to death. NCDs are the leading cause of death globally killing 36 million people every year. It is projected that NCDs would increase by 17% in the next 10 years in the developed world and by 27% in the developing...

Tags: Health,Nutrition,Non-Communicable Disease    

Published on: 15 May, 2019      8031    Last Updated: 14 Aug, 2019 

The mission of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) is to ensure safe, legal, and accessible abortion care, which promotes health and justice for women. An important part of this work is to develop and maintain evidence-based guidelines and standards as well as to educate providers in the latest technologies and techniques. NAF’s programs make it possible for women to obtain the highest...

Tags: Health,Clinical Policy,Abortion care    

Published on: 15 May, 2019      8247    Last Updated: 14 Aug, 2019 

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is one of the top ten (10) non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Nigeria causing significant morbidity and mortality and consequently undermining the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4, 5 and 6. SCD is particularly associated with increased maternal, neonatal, infant and child mortality. It is also occasionally associated with HIV and viral...

Tags: Health,Sickle Cell Disease    

Published on: 15 May, 2019      8319    Last Updated: 14 Aug, 2019 

Water is life. Adequate supply of water is central to life and civilization. Of the five basic human needs (water, food, health, education, peace) water is a common factor to the other four. Food production as well as most of societies’ other socio-economic activities depends on availability of water. Furthermore, the efficiency of food production is currently measured on the basis of a unit...

Tags: Health,Water,Water Policy    

Published on: 15 May, 2019      10591    Last Updated: 14 Aug, 2019 

Nigeria has been exposed to many disease epidemics and other public health threats. Recent notable public health emergencies (PHEs) of national and international concern to Nigeria include Lassa Fever, Cholera, Meningitis, Yellow Fever and Monkeypox. The International Health Regulations (2005), have been a key instrument in benchmarking emergency preparedness for Nigeria. The Joint External...

Tags: Health,Health security,National Action Plan    

Published on: 15 May, 2019      8623    Last Updated: 14 Aug, 2019 

These set of Guidelines define the basis for Administration, Disbursement, Monitoring and Financial Management (ADMFM) of the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund (BHCPF, “The Health Care Fund”). They set out the processes to be applied, the responsibilities of various stakeholders including (but not limited to) participating healthcare providers, healthcare facilities, Federal Government...

Tags: Health,Basic health care,Basic health care provision fund    

Published on: 15 May, 2019      7689    Last Updated: 14 Aug, 2019 

Nigeria’s first National Tuberculosis Prevalence survey was concluded in November 2012 by the National TB & Leprosy Control programme. The survey aimed to determine the prevalence of pulmonary tuberculosis (bacteriologically-confirmed; sputum smear and/ or culture positive) among the general population aged 15 years and above in Nigeria. A total of 113,247 persons were considered for...

Tags: Health,Tuberculosis,Report,Survey    

Published on: 15 May, 2019      8756    Last Updated: 07 Aug, 2019 

More than a billion people are estimated to live with some form of disability, or about 15% of the world"s population (based on 2010 global population estimates). Based on the World Report on Disability (2011), approximately 25 million Nigerians live with a disability with 3.6 million of them having very significant difficulties in functioning. According to a report by Disability Rights...

Tags: National policy,Sexual Health,Health,Reproductive health,Women,Girls,Disabilities,PWD    

Published on: 15 May, 2019      8766    Last Updated: 07 Aug, 2019 

Globally, oxygen therapy has been used in medicine for nearly a century. Yet, Nigeria still faces a staggering burden of deaths due to lack of access to oxygen. In Nigeria, more than 625,000 deaths annually occur due to diseases associated with hypoxaemia---insufficient oxygen in the blood or low blood oxygen saturation. In children, hypoxaemia is a major fatal complication of pneumonia,...

Tags: health,medical,medical oxygen,health facilities    

Published on: 15 May, 2019      10091    Last Updated: 07 Aug, 2019 

This report presents the results of the first large-scale, nation-wide survey to examine the extent and patterns of drug use in Nigeria. The results of this survey aim to pro- vide the baseline information needed for the design and implementation of effective prevention, treatment and care services that are evidence-based and targeted to reduce the demand for drugs and prevent the morbidity...

Tags: drug,health,survey,drug use