Lagos partners First Bank to promote access to affordable healthcare
The Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA), in its commitment to ensuring that residents at the grassroots have access to affordable, effective and quality healthcare, is partnering with First Bank of Nigeria Limited to utilise its 6,000 Firstmonie Agents as payment channels for the Lagos State Health Scheme (LSHS).The general manager of LASHMA), Emmanuella Zamba, disclosed this at the flag-off of the partnership in Ikeja, saying that the partnership became necessary to facilitate ease of health insurance premium transactions for residents, especially at the grassroots.She noted that Fi...
123 die daily as quality of healthcare declines
A new report has indicated a significant decline in the quality of healthcare and shortage of essential medicines in hospitals amid the rising burden of diseases.The 2019/2020 Annual Health Sector Performance Report highlights glaring shortfalls in quality of care, which reflects through the rising deaths in hospitals and other health facilities .According to the Ministry of Health report, the country registered 45,042 deaths in hospitals in the 2019/2020 Financial Year. This translates to 123 deaths occurring daily.The reported number is, however, 13 per cent higher than the 34,491 deaths tha...
How prioritising healthcare can attract global capital, R&D collaboration
The country’s conversations on COVID-19 vaccine could have been centred on the locally developed candidate by the African Center of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID), Osun, rather than relying on Pfizer for early supply.Lack of funding has driven a wedge between successful preclinical trials and human trials, which might have placed Africa’s largest economy on the edge of production in the year— if robustly funded.Regrettably, Christian Happi, a professor and chief executive of the centre leading the vaccine development, hasn’t attracted attention either from the governme...
EDO to spend N11.3bn on healthcare sector in 2021
The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has earmarked N11.3 billion to strengthen the state’s healthcare system and provide quality healthcare services to Edo people in 2021.While N1 billion will be expended on contribution to the State Health Insurance Scheme, the other N10.3 billion will be used to strengthen the critical institutions and systems required to effectively provide affordable and quality healthcare service to the people.The governor, in a statement, reassured that his administration will build a total of 250 primary health care centres across the 18 Local Government Areas (LGAS) ...
Digital Marketing for HealthcarePH course launched
The healthcare industry has been rapidly and unpredictably changing.There is a growing need for healthcare institutions to be agile and adapt to digital, in order to maintain quality patient service, acquire new customers and drive growth.Marketers in healthcare and hospital care are enjoined to attend The Digital Marketing for Healthcare Master Class 2020, a 7-hr online live training course specifically designed for healthcare marketers to be held November 27, 2020. Online.Marketing departments are critical for healthcare providers to stay ahead, improve the patient care experience and to bui...
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China and US a study in contrast in healthcare
By Maitreya Bhakal | China Daily | Updated: 2020-11-12 07:24With more than 10.2 million infections and nearly 240,000 deaths, the world's biggest economy appears to be the feeblest healthwise. China, by contrast, has witnessed 4,634 deaths－and become the first major economy to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.In fact, there was never a pan-China novel coronavirus outbreak－most of the infections were contained within Hubei province, which accounted for 99 percent of the deaths in China. In the United States, however, the disease has spread to all the 50 states－with not a single state having a...
Amanat recorded a 32.1 per cent hit in adjusted total income in the first nine months
Dubai: The healthcare and education focussed investment company Amanat recorded a 32.1 per cent hit in adjusted total income in the first nine months, to total Dh44 million. The dent on profits was heavier, down 78.8 per cent to Dh4.9 million.But according to a top official, the end to the bad news is in sight. “We are witnessing strong recovery beginning in the third quarter with the easing of restrictions,” said Hamad Alshamsi, Chairman. “Our healthcare assets are ramping up operations and returning to full capacity, while our education platform kicked-off the academic year better prepared t...
Small Businesses Owners share how the ACA supports them
Health Care and the Economy Depend on Each Other – Small Businesses Owners share how the ACA supports themQ3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreHow A Ruling Against The ACA Will Impact Small Businesses OwnersAs the Supreme Court hears arguments today on yet another Affordable Care Act (ACA) challenge, small business owners shared their stories about how a Supreme Court ruling against the Affordable Care Act would directly impact their businesses and employees.“Congress continues to delay urgently needed financial assistance to struggling families and small businesses and state govern...
Will healthcare take the lead in 2020s?
Every year around October, Julius Baer gathers its senior asset management and research experts to discuss long-term eco- nomic, financial and social trends. Theresulting analysis and conclusions are summarised in our annual report titled Secular Outlook.Last year’s gathering was particularly interesting, as we made an attempt to accurately forecast the drivers and leaders of the new decade. What we were leaving behind was a US technology-led bull market, similar, in some respects, to the booming 1990s. Keeping in mind that market leadership change doesn’t happen overnight and is a long-term p...
Three trends defining the future of healthcare
DIGITAL HEALTHThe pandemic will accelerate the further digitalisation of the healthcare industry, particularly with a focus on telemedicine, mobile health and medical technology (medtech).Medtech is a broad sector that encom- passes the use of any technology that can save or improve the quality of life of individuals suffering from a multitude of health conditions. Simply put, medtech may range from familiar objects such as syringes and hearing aids to more sophisti- cated devices such as medical robots, body scanners, intraocular lens and replace- ment joints for knees and hips.For example, t...