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Need for Health Systems Strengthening most critical in Low and Middle-Income Countries

Need for Health Systems Strengthening most critical in Low and Middle-Income Countries
The Director General of Ghana Health Service, Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare has acclaimed the importance of health system strengthening interventions in developing countries, noting that recent outbreaks of Ebola and Zika virus show that weak health systems are a threat to global health security.
Dr. Nsiah-Asare made the observation at a recent meeting on embedded research for health systems strengthening held in Accra. Addressing participants at the opening of the two-day meeting, the Director-General said the shift in focus of international health agenda from disease-specific approach to health system strengthening approach has been backed by a lot of evidence. Apparently, developed countries have far more enhanced capacity for health systems and policy research compared to low and middle-income countries. According to him, “increasing evidence demonstrates that health systems capable of delivering ser…

Breaking!!! Buhari appoints Pharmacist and Prof. of Pharmaceutics new NAFDAC DG

Breaking!!! Buhari appoints Pharmacist and Prof. of Pharmaceutics new NAFDAC DG
Professor Moji Christianah Adeyeye, the wife of Senator Olusola Adeyeye representing Osun Central constituency at the National Assembly, has been appointed as the Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, by the Federal Government, Nigeria’s burgeoning online integrated media. 

Professor Mrs. Adeyeye who is the founder of Drugs for AIDS and HIV Patients, a nonprofit organization committed to prevention, education, care and treatment of HIV/AIDS children in Nigeria, takes over from Mr. Ademola Andrew Magbojuri who was appointed as the Acting Director-General of NAFDAC in September.

Magbojuri took over from Mrs. Yetunde Oni, who attained the retirement age of 60 years in September and also served in the acting capacity for 18 months following the sack of NAFDAC”s substantive DG, Dr. Paul Orhii.
Professor Moji Christianah Adeyeye.

The new NAFDAC Director-General,…


Regina Askia Williams, a former renowned and popular Nollywood actress cum a Registered Nurse turned 50 years. She's engaging Nigeria Health Sector with campaign tagged R. A. N. E

Below is an excerpt from her Facebook post:

Phenomenal Nigerian Nurses!!

Hello Facebook family, 

Its me again. Preparations for my 50th birthday heating up. The theme remains "Engaging the Diaspora". In light of that, we set up a meaningful engagement with the Nigerian nurses towards an eventual overhaul of health care services delivery in Nigeria 

As part of our Campaign for Excellence in Nursing in Nigeria, the R.A.N.E ( Regina Askia for Nursing Excellence)  project has worked with 30 nurses on a comprehensive physical assessment  and Basic life Support skills development. Crucial life saving skills of CPR and first aid delivery were explored.

The Nurses here after will embark on a  blue print action plan over a year, drawn by Regina Askia Williams under the guidance of the Dean of the Susan Shapi…

Nigeria’s first doctorate in midwifery awarded at the University of Chester.

A Nigerian senior lecturer in Midwifery is due to make history this week, when she becomes the first midwife in her country to be awarded a doctorate in her subject. Faith Diorgu with Faruk Umar Abunakar Dr Faith Diorgu is now the most qualified midwife in Nigeria, helping pregnant women in her country through her research. Her historic and groundbreaking achievement has also been recognised by the country’s professional regulatory body for nurses and midwives - the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN). In addition, the NMCN’s Secretary General, Faruk Umar Abunakar, has written to the University of Chester’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Tim Wheeler, to thank the institution for its role in Faith’s achievement. Faith is currently a Senior Lecturer in Midwifery at the University of Port Harcourt in Nigeria. With a vast amount of clinical experience, she currently teaches undergraduate students, as well as supervises research projects and case studies. She originally completed …