‘Clinical governance will boost healthcare outcomes’

Burdened with challenges of worsening morbidity and mortality rates, Nigeria’s healthcare sector should rise up to the demand for equity, transparency and accountability in healthcare delivery by enthroning clinical governance frameworks. This was the charge by Dr. Ademolu Owoyele, managing consultant with Harley and Wall Consulting, an international healthcare and business consulting firm. As governments at the state and federal levels increase efforts to improve the physical structures and ambience in health facilities, the most important critical success factor to healthcare quality, patient-cantered care and reduction in morbidity and mortality…

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Nine importance of exclusive breastfeeding

Exclusive breastfeeding is when a child, starting from an hour after birth to six months, receives only breast milk without additional food, drink or water. While it may sound like hard work, it is important to know that exclusive breastfeeding is the most recommended form of breastfeeding as it has benefits for both child and mother. Below are a few: · It reduces the risk of the development of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, type2 diabetes and heart diseases in mothers which could avert about 20 000 maternal deaths caused by…

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Psychologist says more women attempt suicide than men

Clinical Psychologist, Miss Titi Tade, on Saturday, said more women attempted suicide than men. Tade of Suicide Research and Prevention Initiative (SURPIN) made the assertion while delivering a lecture titled, ‘Depression, vis-à-vis Suicide Rate in the Country, at the July Congress of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Lagos State Chapter According to her, while more women attempt suicide, women also have more chances of survival than men. Tade, also a Deputy Director, Medical Social Services at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), noted that this was so because…

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Nigeria has three months to be declared polio free

NIGERIA is about three months away from being certified polio free, the National Chairman, Nigerian National Polio Plus Committee, Dr. Tunji Funsho, has said. Nigeria alongside Pakistan and war torn Afghanistan are three polio endemic countries. By August this year, Nigeria would have done three years without recording an outbreak of the disease, which is prerequisite for World Health Organistaion (WHO) certification of the country as polio free. He spoke on Friday night in Abuja at the unveiling of Pyno and Timaya as polio Ambassadors. Funsho noted that the country…

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Five ways to improve your Mental Health

It is important to take care of yourself and get the best from life. Below are five ways to look after your mental health. 1. Surround yourself with good people: People with strong family or social connections are generally healthier than those who lack a support network. Make plans with supportive family members and friends, or seek out activities where you can meet new people. Talking about your feelings can help you stay in a good mental health and deal with times when you feel troubled. Talking about your feelings…

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