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eClinic: Powering Nigeria’s Healthcare System Using Technology

A patient walks or is aided by someone else into the reception of a hospital. They walk to the counter and inform the attending nurse that they are seeking medical attention. The nurse asks, “do you have a file?” and the patient responds in the affirmative. The nurse goes to the inventory room, and 15 or more minutes are lost. The patient waits then the nurse returns with a file that looks like it is on the brink of falling apart

Innovative partnership set to improve telemedicine by helping physicians examine and diagnose patients virtually beyond video consultations in Nigeria

The partnership between LaFiya Telehealth and Tyto Care will advance telemedicine at home by accelerating the depth of clinical care that patients can get remotely in Nigeria. Today, LaFiya Telehealth and Tyto Care have partnered to accelerate the depth of clinical care given through telemedicine in Nigeria. The partnership brings an integration of their services to enable remote examinations with live streaming, information from Tyto Care Home kits and consequently allow for a more precise and detailed prognosis and early diagnosis.

New Lipton Extra Strong tea launched at Sip and Paint event

Lipton hosts a Sip and Paint event with Toke Makinwa, Denola Grey, Taymesan, and others to launch the new Lipton Extra Strong tea. Premium tea label Lipton hosted a “Sip and Paint” event on Friday, January 21, 2022, at Tree House Garden, Lagos. The event, which was geared towards encouraging tea consumption and building awareness around the newest addition to its product line, was hosted by radio personality and presenter, Kaylah Oniwo. Commenting on the event, Asst. Brand Manager, Ekaterra-Zainab Abbas, said, “As

Pharmacists Commend RxAll for Introducing RxScanner

Members of the pharmaceutical society of Nigeria at the 2021 Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria in Port Harcourt commended RxAll a health tech company for the introduction of RxScanner into the country’s market at the unveiling of the product during the PSN conference held in Port Harcourt recently. Commenting on the unveiling of the product after the presentation, Pharmacist Olusola Porter, UCH Ibadan said “this technology will positively impact the counterfeit drug market in Africa, especially Nigeria while Pharmacist Uchechukwu Eloere of

Chivita Celebrates World Juice Day

Leading fruit juice brand, Chivita has held its 3rd Annual Chivita World Juice Day. This year’s edition of the event provided the platform to educate and encourage consumers to be focused in taking control of their own well-being with fruit juices as part of their daily nutrition for wellness.  It was also an opportunity to showcase creative expressions with Chivita fruit juices from mixologists, availing discerning consumers the license to create their own exciting recipes and experience the combos to boost

Patients diagnosed with breast cancer need to have right information and expectations — Expert

Ifeoma Joy Okoye, Professor of Radiology, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Nsukka has stressed the need for patients who have been diagnosed with breast cancer or even metastatic breast cancer to have the right information and expectations. “It is our duty to encourage them to have open conversations with their healthcare teams to understand how they can be supported but also how they can participate in their own care – taking an active role in their treatment can help

Lafiya Telehealth Launches Innovative Medical Health Care Points Kits Taking Telehealth And Telemedicine Beyond Video Call

Lafiya TeleHealth welcomes the arrival of innovative health care points kits to boost the APP and platform, this electronic health care point kits allows you to receive on-demand physical exams via live video chat with a doctor’s office using integrated medical exams devices transmits test results to an electronic health record for easy real time monitoring. The Kits goes beyond a phone or video chat with a doctor by providing an on-demand, clinic-quality medical exam right from your home or

The benefits of milk as a nutritional safety net for children

Child malnutrition remains a public health problem in Nigeria. Child growth is the most widely used indicator of nutritional status in a community and is internationally recognized as an important public health indicator for monitoring health in populations (WHO).   Childhood under-nutrition is characterized by failure to grow. Height-for-age (stunting), weight-for-height(wasting) and weight-for-age (underweight) are standard indices of physical growth that can be used to assess nutritional status.  The Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey 2018 revealed that stunting amongst children under 5 years

CHI Limited Promotes Dairy Consumption with Hollandia Dairy Day

Leading dairy brand, Hollandia, has held the maiden edition of its Hollandia Dairy Day. This event is a public interest initiative undertaken by CHI Limited, makers of the Hollandia brand, to raise awareness about the nutritious value of dairy products and how daily consumption plays a key role in achieving optimum health.  The theme for this year’s event, “Dairy Nourishment to Support Healthy Living”, was informed by the need to highlight the role dairy consumption plays in our everyday nourishment.  Speaking, the Head of Legal/Public Affairs &

COVID-19, Influenza and Sanofi’s Innovative Flu Vaccine

The coronavirus pandemic, which took the world by surprise, exposed the underbelly of the health systems worldwide. Healthcare systems in advanced economies such as Italy, Spain, US, France, etc. were quickly overwhelmed as tens of millions of residents in these countries caught the virus leading to the death of millions. In the US, for instance, more than 27 million people had been infected as of 15 February, with close to half a million reported dead from the virus. Africa, particularly Nigeria,