Lagos, micro-finance banks to take health insurance to grassroots

By Adeyinka Aderibigbe TO deepen health insurance enrolment in the untapped informal sector, the Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA) has reached out to captains of micro-finance banks. At an event to enlist micro-finance banks,  LASHMA General Manager, Dr. Emmanuella Zamba, said the deal was to ensure that more Lagosians, irrespective of their status, have access to quality healthcare through the state’s compulsory health insurance scheme. Zamba, represented by LASHMA’s Director of Finance, Mrs. Aramide Ojo, said: “The focus of the Babajide Sanwo-Olu Administration is to ensure that about 23…

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Local foods healthier, have more proteins, say experts

Adekunle Yusuf NUTRITIONISTS have advocated a quick return to food that are locally available, stressing that such foods have more proteins and healthier for human consumption. This, they stressed, would help in tackling malnutrition crisis in the country. ADVERTISEMENT This advocacy was made by a panel of nutritionists and medical doctors during the Protein Challenge Webinar Series 4, with the theme: ‘Protein deficiency in a pandemic.’ The experts advised Nigerians to engage in home gardening to guarantee food security and prevent protein deficiency, adding that adequate food supply of food…

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Gynaecologist says menstruating in pregnancy is fallacy

Agency Reporter An Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Dr Abosede Lewu, says it is a fallacy for a woman to menstruate in pregnancy, rather what she experiences is bleeding. Lewu, Team Lead at Girls Aide Initiative and Convener, Keep All Mothers Alive (KAMA) Project, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Awka. “Women need to be aware that you can’t menstruate while pregnant. What you are experiencing is bleeding in pregnancy. “When a woman is pregnant, she no longer menstruates or observes her period.…

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Nutrition experts reaffirm Ajinomoto’s safety

By Adekunle Yusuf As the management of West African Seasoning Company Limited (WASCO), makers of Ajinomoto Umami food seasoning, rolls out the drums today to celebrate this year’s Umami Seasoning Day, food and nutrition experts have once again reiterated the safety of the product. The Umami Seasoning Day is celebrated on July 25 every year to raise awareness about the importance of the Umami seasoning popularly known as Ajinomoto or Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) in cooking and its safety for consumption. The day is also aimed at educating the general public…

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