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Leadway Telemedicine and “Call a Doctor” Services: 24/7 Access to Healthcare

In understanding the efficacy of telemedicine, we'll explore the importance of having a doctor on call and how telemedicine can revolutionise healthcare delivery. As we delve into this topic, we'll also highlight how Leadway Health Insurance, the best HMO and health insurance provider in Nigeria, offers exceptional telemedicine services to ensure you receive the care you deserve. The Evolution of Healthcare Delivery: Gone are the days of long hospital queues and stress when seeking medical attention. Telemedicine has changed the game, connecting patients to top-quality physicians without the need to visit a hospital physically. Leadway Health Insurance embraces this transformation, ensuring that distance is no longer a barrier to access quality healthcare.   What is Telemedicine and How Does It Work? Telemedicine typically refers to the practice of providing medical care and health services remotely using telecommunications/digital technology. It provides a means for healthcare professionals to evaluate, diagnose, and treat [...]

2023-08-02T13:49:54+01:00August 2, 2023|

World Hepatitis Day 2023 – We’re Not Waiting

On the 28th of July every year, the world is reminded and made aware of the menace that is Hepatitis. From yellow eyes to itchy skin to protruding abdomen, hepatitis causes a myriad of discomforting symptoms if not stopped early.   This year, the theme for the World Hepatitis Day is, ‘We are not waiting,’ and in fact, we can no longer wait. We can no longer wait until the symptoms become life-threatening before we begin treatment.  WHAT IS HEPATITIS?  Hepatitis simply means inflammation of the liver – in simpler sense, destruction of the liver cells.  Hepatitis can be caused by a number of factors – infection, alcohol, autoimmunity, drug overdose, or excessive fat. The commonest cause is viral infection, followed by alcohol. These two forms of hepatitis can be prevented and easily treated if noticed on time. Hence, the theme, ‘We are not waiting’.  Viral Hepatitis is an infection [...]

2023-08-02T14:22:22+01:00July 28, 2023|

Choosing the Right Health Insurance and HMOs in Nigeria: Factors to Consider

With the rising costs and inaccessibility of healthcare in Nigeria, it is more critical than ever to have comprehensive health insurance coverage. But with so many options to choose from, it can be difficult to know which health insurance plan or Health Maintenance Organisation (HMO) to choose.  When choosing a  prominent Health Maintenance Organisation (HMO) and health insurance provider in Nigeria, there are several factors to consider. These include the cost of the plan, the coverage provided, the network of healthcare providers, and the reputation of the insurance provider. Here are some tips on choosing the right health insurance plan, or HMO in Nigeria: First, it's essential to understand what health insurance and HMOs are. Health insurance is a type of insurance coverage that pays for medical and surgical expenses incurred by the insured. It can be purchased individually or provided by an employer. On the other hand, HMOs offer [...]

2023-08-02T13:59:59+01:00July 26, 2023|

5 dangers of not having health insurance in Nigeria in 2023

Health insurance is a vital aspect of modern-day living, but not everyone understands the importance of having one. According to recent statistics, Nigeria has one of the lowest health insurance coverage rates in the world, with less than 10% of the population covered by health insurance and in today's world, where healthcare costs are skyrocketing, having health insurance has become a necessity. It not only provides financial security but also ensures access to quality healthcare. However, there are still many people who do not have health insurance in Nigeria, putting themselves at risk of various health and financial problems. In this article, we will discuss the five dangers of not having health insurance in 2023, and why it's crucial to have one. Financial Burden: One of the most significant dangers of not having health insurance is the financial burden it can create. Healthcare costs are on the rise, and without [...]

2023-08-02T13:28:19+01:00May 31, 2023|

Choosing Leadway Health as the Best HMO in Nigeria for Your Healthcare Needs

When it comes to healthcare in Nigeria, finding the best HMO in Nigeria is crucial. With so many options to choose from, it can be overwhelming to know which one to trust with your health. In this article, we'll discuss why Leadway Health is the best HMO in Nigeria for your healthcare needs. Why Leadway Health is the Best HMO in Nigeria: Comprehensive Health Plans: Leadway Health offers a wide range of health plans that cater to various needs and budgets. Whether you're looking for individual or family coverage, Leadway Health has you covered because their plans include in-patient and out-patient care, dental and optical care, maternity care, and more. Leadway Health's health plans are designed to offer comprehensive coverage to its subscribers. The plans are tailored to suit the different health needs and budgets of its customers. This makes it easy for anyone to access quality healthcare services, irrespective [...]

2023-07-26T17:30:45+01:00May 30, 2023|

Top 10 benefits of HMOs in Nigeria

Are you looking for the best HMOs in Nigeria? With the rising cost of medical care and the increasing prevalence of diseases, having health insurance can be a great way to protect yourself and your family from unexpected medical bills. Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) are one of the most popular forms of health insurance in Nigeria and with HMO companies like Leadway Health, you are sure to get the best of healthcare services because of our tailored plans for both corporate and retail. Here are the top 10 benefits of HMOs in Nigeria: 1. Affordable Premiums: Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) in Nigeria are known to offer the most affordable health insurance premiums in Nigeria because they make health care services easily accessible to a large population, including low-income earners. 2.  Comprehensive health coverage: HMOs provide comprehensive health coverage, including preventive care, hospitalization, surgery, and emergency care so you are sure [...]

2023-07-26T17:36:07+01:00May 28, 2023|

How to Help an Abused Woman: Steps to Take and Resources Available

If you know a woman who is experiencing abuse, it's essential to know how to help her. Domestic violence is a prevalent issue that affects many women across the world, including Nigeria. In this article, we will discuss the steps you can take to help an abused woman, as well as the resources available to assist her. Step 1: Recognize the Signs of Abuse The first step to helping an abused woman is to recognize the signs of abuse. The signs of abuse may include physical, emotional, or psychological abuse. Physical abuse may involve hitting, slapping, kicking, or any other form of violence that causes physical harm. Emotional and psychological abuse may include verbal abuse, threats, isolation, or controlling behavior. If you notice any of these signs, it's essential to take action immediately. Step 2: Offer Support and a Safe Space If you suspect that a woman is being abused, [...]

2023-07-26T17:53:10+01:00May 27, 2023|

Affordable Health Insurance Plans in Nigeria: Everything You Need to Know

Health insurance plans in Nigeria is essential for everyone, regardless of their age, gender, or occupation. However, finding an affordable health insurance plan can be a daunting task for many because of the complexity of the healthcare system, and the lack of awareness about available options often leave people unsure of where to start or what to look out for. So let's explore everything you need to know about affordable HMOs in Nigeria, and how Leadway Health can help you find the best plan for your needs. What is Health Insurance and Why is it Important? Health insurance is a type of insurance that covers medical expenses incurred by individuals or families. HMO policies can cover hospitalization, surgical procedures, prescription medications, and other healthcare-related expenses. It is important because it helps individuals and families pay for medical expenses that can be costly and unexpected. Why Choose Leadway Health for Your [...]

2023-07-26T17:47:50+01:00May 23, 2023|

Mental Health at Work

More than half of the world’s population are currently employed and 15% of working-age adults live with a mental disorder. All workers have the right to a safe and healthy work environment. Without effective support, mental disorders and other mental health conditions can affect a person’s confidence and identity at work, capacity to work productively, absences, and the ease with which they can retain or gain work. Risks to mental health at work At work, risks to mental health, also called psychosocial risks, may be related to job content or work schedule, specific characteristics of the workplace, or opportunities for career development, among other things. Some of the risks to your mental health at work can include: under-use of skills or being under-skilled for work, excessive workloads or work pace, understaffing, long, unsocial or inflexible hours, lack of control over job design or workload, violence, harassment or bullying, discrimination and [...]

2023-07-28T02:17:31+01:00May 18, 2023|

Time to deliver zero malaria: invest, innovate, implement.

World Malaria Day; Time to deliver zero malaria: invest, innovate, implement.  Malaria is an acute febrile illness caused by Plasmodium parasites, which are spread to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. It is preventable and curable.  World Malaria day is observed every year on the 25th April to bring global attention to the efforts being made to bring an end to malaria and encourage action to reduce suffering and death from the disease.  Epidemiology  In the latest WHO World Malaria report in 2022, there were 247 million cases of malaria in 2021 compared to 245 million cases in 2020. The estimated number of malaria deaths stood at 619 000 in 2021 compared to 625 000 in 2020. Of these deaths, 77 per cent were children under 5 years of age. This translates into a daily toll of over one thousand children under age 5.  Four African countries accounted for just over [...]

2023-08-02T13:31:09+01:00April 26, 2023|
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