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The predicament of mid-level private providers in Nigeria

The involvement of private actors in health care provision has been pivotal, particularly mid-level private providers, who will be the focus of this article. Because of their accessibility, affordability, and capacity to provide secondary care, midlevel providers have been lifesavers in the healthcare system. However, several factors within and outside the healthcare industry stifle their activities and growth, resulting in poor decision-making, poor quality of service, and inadequate patient care.

Suicide Prevention Month 2021: What Actions Do We Need To Take As A Nation and As Individuals To Prevent Suicide?

Suicide is a global public health issue that claims the lives of nearly 800,000 people each year, with one death occurring every 40 seconds. For every suicide death, there are approximately 20 other attempts. While most suicides (79%) occur in low- and middle-income countries with limited resources for identification and management, suicide cuts across every …

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COVID-19 Disease Response: Lessons from Lagos State, Nigeria.

Introduction It is arguable that the Lagos State Government has always been at the forefront of public health responses in Nigeria especially when it comes to outbreaks and diseases of global importance. How the State and Nigeria responded to the Ebola crisis in 2014 readily comes to mind, the World Health Organization describing it as …

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Lassa Fever and COVID-19– Two Deadly Diseases in Nigeria.

Infectious diseases ravaging countries around the world have witnessed undeniable shifts in attention in light of the COVID-19 global pandemic. COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a corona virus called SARS-Cov-2 and it is reported to be transmitted from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks[1],[2].There …

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