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Day: September 24, 2018

Ugwuanyi Signs Health Sector Reform Bill into Law

Ugwuanyi Signs Health Sector Reform Bill into Law

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Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has taken a bold step towards strengthening healthcare delivery in the state through his assent to the state’s Health Sector Reform bill passed into law by the State Assembly.  The state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Fintan Ekochin, who addressed newsmen after the meeting of the State Executive Council (EXCO), said the new law will bring a lot of positive changes to the health sector in the state and will comprehensively address health-related issues for the people’s overall benefit. Dr. Ekochin explained that the law has new components that were integrated for positive results, disclosing that the district health system introduced by the colonial government has been repackaged and replaced, accordingly. He added that the district health b
FG Pledges Support For Innovation Guarantying Quality Healthcare Services

FG Pledges Support For Innovation Guarantying Quality Healthcare Services

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Mr Ife Adebayo, the Special Assistant on Innovation and Entrepreneurship to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, says the Federal Government under the present administration will support any innovation that will guarantee quality services Nigerians. Adebayo stated this at the “Innovating for Health’’ event organised by Health Innovation Hub, an NGO, in Abuja on Friday. He explained that the government would not stand in the way but would stand along the way to achieving any innovation that would impact on the lives of Nigerians. He said that the current administration had launched and supported various innovative projects in different sectors to make businesses and lives easier for people. The special assistant urged those seeking for innovation to get legislative backing to ensuring that suc
How Task Shifting Addresses Shortage of Health Workers

How Task Shifting Addresses Shortage of Health Workers

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One major barrier to accessing health care services in the country is the shortage of manpower to provide essential and sometimes basic healthcare services where they are needed. The situation is worse in the rural areas as health workers are poorly distributed and in favor of urban and tertiary health care facilities. In the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) for instance, doctors, pharmacists, nurses and medical laboratory scientists are mostly found in public hospitals in Asokoro, Garki and Maitama, and not places like Pyakasa or other remote villages around the FCT. Some factors that contribute to the dearth of human resources for health include inadequate training institutions to train some specialties, inadequate trained staff and the movement of trained personal to other countries, a...