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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.

Major Health News from last week – A Recap

Major health News from Last week The World Health Organisation (WHO) has stated that malaria is responsible for an annual reduction of 1.3 per cent in Africa’s economic growth. Last week, Nigeria joined the rest of the world to commemorate…

Your lungs will give you warning signs via these symptoms, check early signs of COVID-19 here!

  As the infection travels your respiratory tract, your immune system fights back. Your lungs and airways swell and become inflamed. The coronavirus appears to directly infect the lungs. COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that generally attacks the airways, including…

Breakthrough study highlights unique discovery of hormone causing breast cancer

Breakthrough study uncovers potential treatment of breast cancer through targeted drugs after discovering the hormone that directly drives breast cancer. A recent study led by researchers at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Massey Cancer Center found strong evidence that prolactin,…

Malaria still a burden, Taking the life of a child every 2 minutes

 A World Malaria Day story The Lagos state branch of the Nigeria Medical Association calls on federal and state governments to be cautious and proactive in fighting malaria if the country is to reduce Nigeria’s high number of cases and…

How long does protection from COVID-19 vaccines last?

Experts don’t know this yet because they are still studying vaccinated people to see when protection might be lost. The effectiveness of the vaccine against the emerging variant will also determine if, when and how often additional shots are needed.…

What are the differences between cod liver oil and fish oil?

  Both cod liver oil and fish oil are oils derived from fish. It is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which can reduce the risk of having some chronic illnesses or diseases. Although cod liver oil is a…

More countries set to achieve zero malaria —WHO

  National leaders must increase investments to stop malaria as COVID-19 continues to threaten the historic value of one of the oldest and deadliest diseases. An event co-hosted by RBM Partnership to End Malaria and WHO showcased recent advances in…