Why Nigeria is susceptible to disease outbreaks
The Managing Director/ Chief Operating Officer, Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN), Charles Olalekan Mensah, has said that lack of healthcare funding and research would continue to make the country vulnerable to any form of a disease outbreak.
Turning the tides against infectious diseases: The microbial pathologist’s nexus - Part 3
Reasons for non-usage include non-availability (350) (75.9%), high cost (389) (84.4%), inadequate sizes of available ones (300) (65.9%), lack of interest for unexplained reasons (150) (32.5%) and infectiveness of nets after some months of usage coupled with inability to retreat them (120) (26%).
NACA trains 122 HIV vulnerable persons to reduce new infections
The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) says 122 indigent People Living with HIV (PLHIV) and vulnerable indigent persons in Oyo State benefited from its just concluded skills acquisition programme.
Tougher screening awaits Nigerian travellers over U.S.-Iran face-off
Tougher security screening may be awaiting Nigerians who are planning to visit the United States (U.S.) and other European countries in the wake of the escalated face-off
NACA moves to eradicate HIV pandemic in South West region
The National Agency for Control of AIDS (NACA) has established its zonal office in Lagos State to monitor the control response of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and eradicate the virus pandemic in the South West region.
Working with data from NAIIS, Nigeria can meet 2030 global target to end AIDS
At the moment, we can say that the country’s situation regarding the fight against Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is good.
How Southeast is responding to rising cases of HIV/AIDS
The Director General of the National Agency for Control of AIDS (NACA), Dr. Gambo Aliyu recently raised a worrying point, when he disclosed that the Southeast has Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) prevalence that was above national average.
‘Why Nigeria has fifth worst tuberculosis burden globally’
Earmarked N4.3b to fight HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria More reasons have emerged why Nigeria ranked fifth among eight countries with the highest burden of Tuberculosis (TB) in 2018 namely: Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines and South Africa. However, in the World Health Organisation’s (WHO’s) latest Global TB Report, released yesterday, Brazil, China, the…