Despite country’s 2012 pledge, Nigeria records 13.9% mCPR
With barely 13 months to go before the target FP2020 objectives on contraceptives usage, indicators show that Nigeria currently has a 13. 9 percent Modern Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (mCPR) for all women, Adebiyi Adesina, a Senior Economist with Avenir Health, a US based agency on Track 20 has confirmed. The Federal Government in collaboration with…
Why HIV testing programmes should be scaled up - HACEY
The government and private sector have been urged to scale up HIV testing programmes by making provision for self-testing, community-based testing services, and multi-disease testing targeted at helping people especially young people to know their HIV status as this will go along way in harnessing demographic dividend and also curb the effects of HIV/AIDS that…
Attaining success through self-discovery
Tope had a disturbed past while growing up. His parents were divorced and his single mother, who struggled to make ends meet, raised him. Tope studied Law at the University of Lagos and graduated in flying colours.
Health benefits of turmeric - Part 2
The health benefits of Turmeric are dependent on the composition of Turmeric, which include the photochemical, chemical, vitamin compositions and the essential oils present in Turmeric.
‘Why HIV cases, AIDS-related deaths are still high in Nigeria’
Prof. Innocent Ujah is a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) and the immediate past Director-General...
Gombe urges citizens to use mosquito nets
The Gombe state commissioner ministry of health, Dr. Kenedi Ishaya, has urged the beneficiaries of the long lasting insecticidal nets in the state to make judicious use of the mosquito nets for the purpose meant for in order to prevent malaria.
Ensuring inter-professional harmony in health sector
Dr. Joyce Barber is National President of the Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria (MWAN) a non-governmental umbrella body...
Debate rages on first gene-edited babies, drives to eliminate diseases
Scientists are divided over the extraordinary claim by Chinese scientist, He Jiankui, to have helped produce the first babies — twin girls — born with edited genomes that protects them against Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
Flour Mills partners SFH to combat HIV/AIDS
FlourMills of Nigeria Plc (FMN), in collaboration with Society for Family Health (SFH), have stressed the need for Nigerians to fight against HIV/AIDS. They urged Nigerians to know their status, because people need responsible living to combat the disease. The partnership was unveiled in Lagos at the weekend, as employees of both organisations embarked on…