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Hope rises for childless couples

FTSF announces 2018 Free Fertility Treatment Programme At 47, Mrs Soyemi was almost giving up on her dream of ever becoming a mother. Over the years, she traversed different parts of

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We are recruiting 200,000 health promoters to boost access to health – ED, NPHCDA

In its determination to boost access to health services across the country, especially at the primary health care level, the Nigeria government recently launched Community Health Influencers, Promoters and Services

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There’s huge mismatch between skills youths acquire from school and what is needed in the market – UN Envoy

The United Nation’s Youth Envoy, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, had a tour of a few Africa countries in the past few days to interact with youths and governments of the region on

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Breaking: Police take over NHIS office

Workers continue protest over reinstatement of Executive Secretary Policemen have been drafted to the office of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in Abuja following workers’ protest over the reinstatement

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“Get It Together” radio programs return

To air weekly from February 12 in Kaduna, Lagos and Oyo States The Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative 2 (NURHI 2) kick-starts a brand new season of the “Get It

Exclusive: Report that nailed NHIS boss, Usman Yusuf

                                                              

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World Cancer Day: The unsung heroes

Today, World Cancer Day, I choose to remember, a mother, an aunt and a sister, late Lilian Afi Efem and all who lost their lives battling cancer in Nigeria. Lilian’s

Ordeal of child delivery in Abuja community without water, hospital

Mother of triplets narrates experience   ABUJA – To say life has been very difficult for Gloria Ndoka and her family is an understatement. Things have been made worse for

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Refuse dumps take over Lagos

Some residents of Lawanson and Mushin area of Lagos State are groaning over the continued accumulation of refuse heaps in the areas. The residents, who spoke to the News Agency

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Menstrual cups spark interest in Malawi

LILONGWE, Malawi – Prisca Gama, 22, and Given Mwira, 26, remember first trying the menstrual cup in November 2016. The women, both fourth-year students at Mzuzu University in northern Malawi,

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Our donor funds enough to care for all Nigerians with HIV – NACA DG

Funds from the Global Fund, US President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), among others, are enough to place no fewer than 3.2 million Nigerians with HIV on treatment, Director-General,

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Foundation sensitizes young people on sexual health

To avoid  young people getting exposed to sex education through a wrong medium with its damning consequences, a new non-governmental organization known as Lisa Demi Project is set to stem

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In Sogunro community, teenage pregnancy rules

Procreation commonly known as child bearing is a divine engagement and one that usually brings joy and excitement to humankind, when it is done at the right time and for

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Agboyi Ketu: Where TBAs hold all aces as midwives

For the people of Agboyi Ketu, a Lagos suburb, lack of basic amenities and depth of traditional beliefs, strengthen the people’s confidence in Traditional Birth Attendants.  NHO correspondent, JULIET UMEH  visited the

How nutrition impacts early childhood development

More evidences, world over, are showing that good nutrition is the most solid foundation on which destinies of children are built. Even the uneducated parents who used to differ on

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SOEHPON calls for policy on environmental health

The Society of Occupational and Environmental Health Physicians of Nigeria (SOEHPON) has called on the Federal Government to adopt a National Policy and Programme for occupational health in the country. This

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Our successes, struggles with family planning – women speak out

Despite its enormous benefits, some women ignorantly shun family planning. Juliet Umeh spoke to a cross section of women who share their experiences some of which are enough to convince

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Family Planning: Nigeria is making progress – Ejike Oji

From a zero budget, not too long ago,  to U$ 4 million in 2017, Nigeria seems to be making some progress, albeit slowly, in the provision of access to family

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Girl child education key to crashing maternal, child deaths globally – UNFPA Executive Director

Newly-appointed Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, Dr Nathalia Kanem, is eager to see a world with zero child and maternal deaths by 2030 when, hopefully, the Sustaining Development

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Nigerian Content Development: A look at Chevron’s accomplishments, commitment

As Nigeria progresses in its quest to acquire oil and gas technology and build indigenous capacity to service the oil and gas industry, International Oil Companies (IOCs) and other companies

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Killers or saints: Examining TBA’s role in maternal health care (Part 1)

Women can’t just stop visiting them Despite the availability of robust healthcare services in Lagos, preference for Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) remains high. TBA Homes continue to thrive despite the

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Report faults FG’s zero allocation for family planning as 3rd quarter ends

  Latest report on this year budget for the nation’s health sector by Federal Government’s has revealed and faulted zero allocation for family planning by the government as third quarter

Relief in Niger Delta as EU, UNICEF support region with WASH projects

Relief came the way of some communities in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region with the commissioning of water and sanitation projects by the European Union (EU) and the  United Nations Children Fund

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Experts advocate Podiatry residency training for Nigeria

With the prevalence of diabetes mellitus on the increase world-wide, especially in developing nations like Nigeria, consequently resulting in increased diabetes complications, health experts today in Lagos called for the

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NEITI releases 2015 compliance ranking for oil and gas industry

Board appoints auditors ABUJA – The on-going Independent Audit of the Oil and Gas Industry covering 2015 by the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has recorded 94% compliance by