Health Africa

Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) Cash Disbursement Vendor Management Service

NPHD signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with CHAI to serve as a cash disbursement vendor for its numerous field activities covering mainly meetings, workshops and sundry activities across the several CHAI project activities in Nigeria. Our core role is to ensure that participants who attended CHAI coordinated programme activities, meetings and workshops across the country are paid their transport allowance as at when due. The Cash Disbursement services are rendered as follows:

We ensure that names on the payment schedule is the same as with the signed names in the attendance sheet.

We also ensure that no participant sign for or collect another person’s allowance at the training venue except with written permission of the latter.

Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) -Training of Health Workers on Pneumonia Treatment

NPHD provided management and technically supported the CHAI team in Niger State to roll out cascaded trainings of health providers across 10 secondary health facilities. The training focused on appropriate practices for the management of childhood pneumonia, with the aim of shifting healthcare provider behaviour towards the use of pulse oximetry, oxygen therapy and Amoxicillin DT for the diagnosis and treatment of pneumonia.

The project was successfully implemented. We recruited the trainers and managed 10 training sessions in Minna, Agaie, N/Bussa and T/Magajiya and successfully trained 178 health workers, 38 doctors and pharmacists, and 140 nurses, midwives and CHEWs.

Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) Peer Detailing of PPMVs and Integrated Supportive Supervision Cycles

In June 2016, NPHD LTD and CHAI signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to partner in the implementation of 2 Cycles of shop-to-shop peer detailing of all registered patent and proprietary medicine vendors (PPMVs) and to support integrated supportive supervision (ISS) of all the health facilities in Niger State. NPHD gave logistic support to both programs.

Training was conducted for peer mentors, pharmacists and the State ISS team.

 

Field activities for ISS took place in 2 Cycles and 3 Cycles for Peer detailing of PPMVs. In the first cycle, the data of all registered PPMVs,

World Bank Funded Saving One Million Lives-Independent Verification Agency (SOML-IVA)

The Saving One Million Lives (SOML) programme is a major initiative with potential for making a significant impact on MNCH services in Nigeria which will inevitably have knock on effects on quality, access, governance and overall performance of the PHC system for improved health outcomes.

As the Independent Verification Agent (IVA), we are to provide an independent, credible and coherent analysis of State and Federal Government performance and earnings under the SOML Performance for Result (PforR) using agreed upon data sources and earning calculations in line with specifications spelt out in the Program appraisal document (PAD).

NPHD Ltd signed a partnership agreement with HAN Ltd,

Cancer: Merck announces Africa-focused medical oncology fellowship program

New fellowship will improve access to cancer care in Africa and increase number of oncologists

Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announced to start the first Merck Africa Medical Oncology Fellowship Program for Sub-Saharan African countries in partnership with University of Nairobi, Kenya. The program will be conducted at University of Nairobi and is part of Merck’s efforts to improve access to cancer care and strengthen the healthcare system in emerging markets.

In a first step, Merck will sponsor nine medical doctors from Sub-Saharan African countries such as Kenya,

Niger Republic is pioneering thermo-stable vaccine for Rotavirus

Niger’s Rotavirus vaccine premieres on Al Jazeera English 

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) teams in Maradi, Niger are trialling a first-of-its-kind, thermo-stable vaccination for Rotavirus, a highly infectious disease that causes severe diarrhea and dehydration, killing an estimated 450 000 children around the world each year.

“Vaccines for Rotavirus do exist and the disease is completely preventable,” says Dr Stephen Nurse-Findlay, one of the hosts of Al Jazeera’s award-winning medical show, The Cure. “But these vaccines must be kept below eight degrees celsius, which makes it difficult to reach children in remote communities where resources are limited,