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Healthstart Africa: Top Heatlh News, Tips, Facts, information & resources

Out of pocket expenses are capable of wiping out the savings of loved ones when a family member is hit with an illness. Health insurance helps cover most, if not all of the cost of one’s healthcare needs.

Less than 10% of Nigerians have access to health insurance. This leaves most people with the “cash and carry” option when medical care is required or worse still, self medication.

We intend to bridge the gap between the insured and the uninsured by curating the best entry level health insurance plans that are pocket friendly and easily affordable by prospective sponsors who may want to buy one or more slots for preferred beneficiaries.

NPHCDA Reports Vaccination of 1.09 million people with the first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

  According to National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA at least 1,096,727 persons representing 54.5 per cent of the eligible persons targeted with the Astrazeneca COVID-19 vaccine have been administered their first dose. A breakdown of the update contained…

Comparing COVID-19 to other deadly viruses.

The global death toll from COVID-19 passed three million on Saturday, with the pandemic already having killed more people than most other viral epidemics of the 20th and 21st centuries. But there have been notable exceptions. The post-World War I…

UPDATE ON COVID-19

The World Health Organization warned Friday that the global tally of confirmed cases of the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 has almost doubled in the last two months, and is now approaching the highest rate seen since the start of the pandemic.…

Heart Health of Shift Workers Linked to Body Clock, says ESC

  According to a study presented at the ESC Preventive Cardiology 2021, an online scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology associated greater cardiovascular risk (the risk of heart disease) with Working hours that deviate from an individual’s natural…

Am I OK? Here’s a self-help checkup for mental health

More than 2.5 million people of all ages suffer from depression and anxiety. Mental health has become such a huge topic in today’s world. Every day we find various reasons to talk about this topic. According to Aljazeera, one in…

Wild Polio Virus may resurface in Nigeria if … – UNICEF

  The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has voiced out concerns about the Wild Poliovirus (WPV) resurfacing in Nigeria if necessary measures are not taken. UNICEF Communication for Development Specialist, Elizabeth Onitolo, made this known during the opening of a…

COVID-19 pandemic ‘a long way from over, says WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The Director-General of the World Health Organisation, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, has raised concerns over increasing cases of deaths and confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the globe. Ghebreyesus stated that even though more than 780 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine…