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RHEMN Launches Comprehensive Lifesaving Intervention in Jos North LGA, Plateau State

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Rural Health Mission Nigeria in collaboration with the department of primary Healthcare Jos North LGA plans comprehensive health intervention. This is a 6 months pilot project of RHEMN which focuses on providing essential healthcare services for pregnant women and children below 5 years.

The service package includes; vitamin A supplement, antimalaria treatment, deworming, distribution of antenatal drugs and lifesaving clean birth kits.

RHEMN launches comprehensive health intervention in Akko and Gombe LGA, trains 50 Service Providers

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Rural Health Mission Nigeria have launched her project “Comprehensive Lifesaving Intervention” in Gombe and Akko LGA. This project is designed to provide essential obstetric and child health interventions in hard-to-reach communities with the goal of addressing the alarming maternal, child and newborn mortality rate in the country. It is a six months intervention (pilot) which includes; training village health workers and ANC providers in competency and basic lifesaving skills, distribution of vitamin A, dewormers, antimalarials, lifesaving birth kits, misoprostol tablets, family planning pills, malaria and HIV screening.

Demonstrating VA and Deworming

This project is designed and executed by RHEMN in collaboration with Vitmin Angels, Lawanti community development foundation (LCDF), New Age initiative Kumo and the departments of PHC in Akko and Gombe LGAs.

This training is very essential in the implementation of the services as it equips the service providers with the basic knowledge and skills to provide services according to the international best practice and professional standard.

The organization have trained 50 service providers in its first round of the training in Gombe and series of activities will be followed as the project has just been launched in January 2018 and is expected to last till June 2018.

Buharicare: FG targets affordable healthcare for 8m Nigerians under new policy – Minister

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THE Federal Government is targeting to offer affordable healthcare to about eight million low and middle-income Nigerians, in the first quarter of 2018, under a new health policy to be known as ‘Buharicare’.

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, who made this disclosure in Abuja, while featuring on Eagle Square; the Radio Nigeria public affairs programme, which was monitored by Vanguard, also said the ministry plans to revitalize additional 6,000 Primary Healthcare Centres (PHC) to position the country on the path towards achieving sustainable development and universal health coverage.

He said: “We plan to offer eight million Nigerians basic healthcare at affordable cost under a health policy we are going to call Buharicare, because it is a deliverable of President Muhammadu Buhari and he is the sole motivator of the programme.

“We have no plan to develop new PHCs but we want to put life into existing ones. A survey done by the Ministry of health and our partners indicated that we have over 30,000 PHCs but only about one out of every five of these PHCs is working.

“So when we came on board, we thought that if we could put life into 10,000 of these PHCs across the country, we would have been able to bring healthcare to at least 100 million Nigerians and we would be on the path towards achieving sustainable development and universal coverage. And, at the last count, we have revitalized over 4,000 PHCs across the country.”

Adewole added that the ministry was also working relentlessly to ensure that a hitherto neglected provision of the National Health Act (2014), which stipulates that at least one percent consolidated revenue be made available by governments at all levels to fund healthcare provision, is implement in three pilot states in the first quarter of this year.

“With effect from first quarter of 2018, we are piloting the implementation of the one percent consolidated revenue provision of the National Health Act (2014). We would implement it in three states of the country with support from donor agencies and international partners. We will implement it in Niger, Abia, and Osun states.

“However, we must let Nigerians know that the National Health Act (2014) is more than just one percent consolidated revenue. It is unfortunate that everybody is so sentimental about the ‘one percent’ provision, as if that is all we have to implement with respect to the Act.

“We have set-up all the committees; we are implementing the concept of the National Council on Health. We have also activated support to the states in terms of policy framework,” he asserted.

Speaking on a related development, the health minister revealed that the ministry is making efforts to draw-up a new blueprint for the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to make it universal in scope; thereby covering all classes of Nigerians.

“The NHIS as presently constituted has not failed. It was designed essentially to cover public servants. What we are trying to do now is to redraw a map for NHIS.

“The Presidency has asked us to develop a fresh blueprint, and we are working on it. The Senate committee on health is also working on the National Health Insurance Commission Bill. We are working together to give Nigerians a health insurance scheme that is nationwide in coverage and universal in scope,” Adewole declared.

Source: Vanguard

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Our mission is to provide basic healthcare services to those living in rural or hard-to-reach communities including under-served areas. We also provide social needs and humanitarian services during and after crisis or community conflicts.

Our Vision

Our vision is to see every community in Nigeria with uninterrupted access to basic healthcare services and enjoy essential social needs and RHEMN leading the way to universal health coverage.

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