Tag: health education.

Nigeria’s National Policy for Mental Health Delivery 2013

Posted by - February 5, 2015 - Blog, Mental Health
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“There are less than 150 psychiatrists in the country (around 1 per 1 million population) and very few neurologists., with many newly trained specialists leaving the country to work abroad. There are around 5 psychiatric nurses per 100,000 population and only very few other mental and neurological health professionals like clinical psychologists, social workers, neurophysiotherapists, […]

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Health in 2015: Making Every Life Count

Posted by florida - January 19, 2015 - Blog
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2014 was a remarkable year in the Nigerian health sector’s history. The first positive thing that comes to the minds of most people is the effective containment of the Ebola Virus Disease, which still inspires instinctive gratitude and laudatory comments. The heroism of Dr Stella Adadevoh will not easily be forgotten nor will government action […]

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The National Health Act

Posted by florida - December 11, 2014 - Blog
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The National Health Act has been ten years in the making, as chronicled in this Nigeria Health Watch piece written by Felix Abraham Obi. The harmonised version was passed by both the lower and upper house of the National Assembly and submitted to President Goodluck Jonathan for assent on October 28th 2014. After nearly two months of advocacy […]

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Introducing The Ebola Policy & Advocacy Series

Posted by florida - October 4, 2014 - Blog, EPAS Series
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  2014 may go down in history as, amongst other things, the year Ebola ceased to be a Congo disease and became instead a global phenomenon. The disease has emphasized the fact that infectious diseases respect no boundaries and are incapable of drawing a distinction between races, or income brackets.  The ways in which countries have […]

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Medical Tourism in Nigeria: Buyer Beware

Posted by - May 16, 2013 - Blog

It is daunting when you have to leave your environment for some unfamiliar place, with a different culture and language; it is even more frightening when you are in poor health. For whatever it is worth, it is common practice in Nigeria these days to employ the services of an agent, who will help you […]

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CHELD’s Mental Health Project

Posted by - May 16, 2013 - Mental Health

Mental health in Nigeria has been called the silent epidemic, and the forgotten issue.  Our mental health project seeks to make mental health matters visible, prominent, and by so doing create awareness, reduce stigma, increase public education, and change law and policy to expand the rights of, and better serve the needs of people suffering […]

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