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WHO launches campaign against cholera in five African countries

… Five million people to receive Oral Cholera Vaccine The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday it had launched campaign in Africa for more than two million people in

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How unplanned births leave Nigerian women on the brink of death

While it is worrisome that many women in Nigeria become pregnant almost every year, what is more disturbing is the fact they carry these pregnancies between life and death –

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Are Women Better Doctors Than Men?

The enrollment of female into medical schools has been increasing over the years. Because of this, there has been a huge debate as to whether women are better doctors than

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Health Benefits of Ginger

Ginger is a flowering plant whose rhizome, ginger root or simply ginger, is widely used as a spice or a folk medicine,  traditional medicine systems all over the world have applied

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Why we shun antenatal care, Kaduna women speak

Women in Keke makeri community in Kaduna State, have attributed their poor attendance of antenatal care to lack of health facilities in their community. The women also decried lack of

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Why parents should teach children sexuality, reproductive health, experts, youths speak

Would you rather talk to your children about family planning or deal with the consequences of abortion and forever live with the guilt? At what age should parents begin to

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Reptiles take over abandoned  Lagos riverine PHC

Communities demand urgent attention The hope of getting an efficient Primary Health Care (PHC), for Irede and Ikaare riverine communities in Amuwo Odofin was raised when a PHC was midwifed

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Nigerians to walk for endometriosis awareness

Come March 10, Nigerians are expected to troop out on the streets of Lagos for a special walk to raise awareness about endometriosis,  a disease  condition that inflicts so much

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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

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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,

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

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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