HIV positive mothers can breastfeed exclusively without transmitting infection
Dr Abimbola Williams, the Head of Health, Save the Children Nigeria, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), said mothers living with HIV could breastfeed exclusively without transmitting the virus to the baby.
Global antimicrobial resistance tops agenda at UN General Assembly
How to effectively tackle the global threat of growing antimicrobial resistance is top on the agenda as world leaders meet at the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly ...
World Bank releases $1.5 million to Zamfara for medical care improvement
The World Bank through the Federal Ministry of Health has released $1.5 million to Zamfara State Government to strengthen maternal and child health services across the state.
Why Sub-Saharan Africans are satisfied with their sex lives
More reasons have emerged why people in Africa’s Sub-Sahara region, a relatively undeveloped area, are generally satisfied with their sex lives with the most common rating- reported by 18 percent ...
Checking the unwholesome trade in blood
Blood is regarded universally as essential, vital for sustenance of life, indeed life’s animating force.
Can mothers living with HIV exclusively breastfeed?
The World Health Organisation (WHO) in this special publication addresses some of the questions raised by mothers especially those living with Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome...
WHO probes birth control pill, HIV infection link
*41% of southern Nigerian women accept reversible contraceptive device after delivery *Age, educational attainment, marital status, parity, number of living children, previous use affected choice The World Health Organization (WHO) has said it would convene an expert review group later in 2016 to examine the links between the use of various hormonal contraceptive methods and…
In search of a winning formula against hepatitis
To most Nigerians, HIV/ AIDS is the most deadly disease in the world. But then, perhaps, one of the most unknown contagious diseases is hepatitis, silent killer.
Reducing hepatitis-related deaths
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), viral hepatitis exists in five forms - A, B, C, D and E. It is transmitted via bodily fluids, or, in the case of A and E, through food or drink contaminated with faeces.