Might Nigeria Have Inadequate Surveillance for The Endemic Monkeypox?

With the incessant outbreak and spread of the rare infectious zoonotic disease, Monkey Pox, in Africa, endemic countries like Nigeria should have a heightened surveillance of the disease. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has newly confirmed 21 new cases of this disease on Sunday, September 13th, 2022, which goes to confirm that this disease is still very much around.

Making Quality Healthcare Accessible for All: The Role of Health Insurance

Most of the time, Nigerians must pay for their medical expenses, and the costs are high. Given that the government spends 3.9% of the nation’s GDP on healthcare and that 45% of Nigerians are poor, it is obvious that the majority of people in the country could consider decent medical care to be a luxury.   Every […]

NSSF Recognizes International Overdose Awareness Day

Overdoses can occur to anyone from any background, anywhere in the world, as drug addiction knows no boundaries. International Overdose Awareness Day, observed annually on August 31st, aims to raise awareness of overdose deaths worldwide and inspire people to take action.  In an effort to bring attention to one of the worst public health crises […]

There’s A Lot More Happening With Our Primary Healthcare Than You Think

The healthcare system bears a great deal of responsibility, and rightly so. Furthermore, Adam Smith famously stated that a nation’s wealth is dependent on its people because there is evidence of a link between health and economic advancement. The Primary Healthcare Journey (PHC) Policymakers and political actors tried unsuccessfully to expand healthcare facilities until Professor […]