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International Women's Day 2014
International Women's Day 2014

Staying Healthy

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HYPERTENSION

Hypertension is the term used to describe high blood pressure. It is a condition that occurs when the pressure inside your large arteries is too high.

Blood pressure readings are usually given as two numbers -- for example, 120 over 80 (written as 120/80 mmHg). One or both of these numbers can be too high.

The top number is called the systolic blood pressure, and the bottom number is called the diastolic blood pressure.

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Global Trend

Globally, there is a trend towards planning for healthcare in a predictable manner through prepayment and participation in health insurance pools with managed care as the mode of healthcare delivery.
This is done through one of the best HMOs in Nigeria called United Healthcare International Ltd. commonly employed to:
1. Provide affordable and efficient health services
2. Improve quality of healthcare
3. Increase access to healthcare, and finally
4. Advance the health of enrolled populations, employee groups, communities, states and countries

This adoption of managed care mechanisms, techniques, tools and use of insuring entities like HMOs goes with the trend toward decentralization of the health financing function of the health system. Many countries are abandoning centralized, government financed, government-owned health delivery systems and instead opting for a Public Private Partnership as the financing agent and the delivery system. The National Health Insurance Scheme is a public-private partnership solution. It is private sector driven and public sector regulated; an ideal model for PPP.

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