by Francis Okoye
Persons suffering from kidney disease, especially in the developing countries are faced with many problems, ranging from lack of proper healthcare facilities to funds for treatment.
Individuals, corporate bodies, Government agencies and Non governmental organizations/religious groups can do something to help fight against kidney disease-an often neglected disease in most developing countries, which renders the patients, their family and relations almost without help in fighting
BY FRANCIS OKOYE
In a webinar for media in lead up to this year’s world Asthma Day on May 3, 2016, a citizen News Service organized by Health Fellowship Programme. It was revealed that about 2.4 million premature deaths from Asthma can be prevented, if certain actions are put in place, and this premature death prevention would come as annual benefits of large scale mitigation by 2030.
Key areas were this actions or interventions can be put in place include Energy, Transport, Food and Agriculture.For
Financing healthcare in Nigeria has been a subject of concern to stakeholders, and the Secretary General of Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, Dr. Olukayode Akinlade did not mince words while presenting paper on “Healthcare Financing in Nigeria: Options and Possibilities” at the just concluded Healthcare Summit held in Ilorin.
Reviewing Dr. Akinlade’s paper, the following emerging factors are the highlights as well as five essential ways to finance healthcare delivery.
According to Dr. Akinlade
-Igwe Dr. Emeka Ilouno Jp By Francis Okoye HRH Igwe Dr. Emeka Ilouno, Igwe of Ifite Dunu, Anambra State and the medical director of Madonna Specialist Hospital Awka has given expert advice on how Nigeria can fight against Girl Child Marriages (Early Marriage) in the country. He was speaking on the topic “Dangers of Early Marriage” at the V2P, Voice to the People, JDPC Onitsha open Form-Girls Parliament: Mock display/Awareness
BY FRANCIS OKOYE
A few years ago, madam .N. (not real name), died of tuberculosis in Onitsha-Nigeria. A widow with several children and a trader at the food market in town. She was the sole bread winner of her family and was taking care of a daughter in a top flight high school in the town. Once she died, the children all dropped out of school, including the daughter in the top fight school.
This is one aspect of tuberculosis, which is now repeating itself all over Nigeria and in other parts
1ST NMA SUMMIT * Top Nigerian Doctors offer solutions * Experts Access Medical Profession * What people think about Doctors! Top Nigerian Doctors drawn from various areas of the medical and non medical profession, ranging from Doctors who are political office holders, heads of medical institutions, vice chancellors of universities, heads of medical Association, doctors in private and public practice, gathered together in Asaba, Delta State, last month, to offer solutions