What Do Patients Really Want?

Q3, 2020 As we continue our match towards Universal Health Coverage, we are committed to building a patient-centric health ecosystem. Knowing that data-driven businesses are more able to adapt to change and deliver high-quality services, we always use data to stay true to our promise of a ‘wow experience’ for every enrollee, anytime they need […]

Are You Sick, Or Is It Hypochondria?

What Is Hypochondria? Hypochondria, also called hypochondriasis is when a person sees unusual physical sensations & minor symptoms as an indication of a severe medical condition. People with hypochondriasis may now diagnosed as having an illness anxiety disorder. It is this excessive anxiety — rather than the physical symptoms — that can cause distress that disrupts your […]

Yellow Fever Advisory

Dear Enrollee, How are you doing? There is a suspected outbreak of Yellow Fever in Delta and Enugu states that has claimed more than 70 lives according to news reports. In this article, we have put together ways for you to stay safe during this period. Yellow Fever is a serious flu-like disease that is […]

How to protect your children from URTI

How to protect your children from URTI The rains are here again, and with the rains usually come bouts of the flu and common cold. Children are particularly prone to upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs). The current COVID19 pandemic also affects the respiratory system majorly and often presents with respiratory symptoms like cough, fever, and […]

What Is An Upper Respiratory Tract Infection?

It is a dangerous illness that affects the respiratory system, making it difficult for the related organs like the nose, throat, pharynx, larynx, and bronchi to work properly. Calm down, it’s not always as bad as this sounds. If you have ever had a cold then you have had an upper respiratory tract infection. The […]

How To Stay Safe In A Heat Wave

It’s been so hot across Nigeria lately, one could probably fry an egg on car bonnets! What we are currently experiencing is a heatwave, i.e. an extended period of high temperatures and high humidity. In these conditions, your body has to work very hard to maintain a normal temperature and this can get dangerous quickly. […]

Beware As Meningitis Season Begins

Beware As Meningitis Season Begins Just a mention of meningitis strikes fear into the heart of many parents. This fear is valid and even more so as we progress through what is now called ‘meningitis season’ from November until June. Cerebro-spinal meningitis (CSM) is an inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord […]

Be Careful: Lassa Fever Resurfaces In Nigeria

Be Careful: Lassa Fever Resurfaces In Nigeria Update for January 2020:  The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has declared an outbreak of Lassa Fever in seven states with 14 deaths confirmed so far in 2020. Edo, Ondo and Ebonyi states appear to have the majority of the 82 confirmed infections recorded so far. The […]