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Health workers should provide FP services with evidence-based information – Dr. Sigbeku

Dr. Sigbeku The role of Health service providers has been identified as crucial when it comes to family planning uptake and women’s health in general. In this interview with JULIET

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

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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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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’Exercise is one of the antidotes for any kind of sickness,’ fitness expert says

  Mr. Okechukwu Akas,  the proprietor of Genesis Fitness, Lekki, Lagos, is a certified trainer and physiotherapist by profession.  In this interview with Juliet Umeh, NHO correspondent, he sheds some light on the

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Chibok girls: We’re happy they were released –  UNFPA Deputy Rep.

Out of over 276 Secondary School girls that were abducted by Boko Haram fighters in Chibok community, Borno State, in April 2014 no fewer than106  have regained freedom and are

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There’s significant reduction in malaria menace in Nigeria –  MSN President

The malaria Society of Nigeria (MSN) took the campaign against the disease to a rural  riverine community of Badagry, Lagos State, as part of its activities to commemorate the 2017

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We’ll stop malaria from the earth – Gates Foundation Country Rep

  …says Foundation spends N250m on health, other interventions in Nigeria yearly Can you imagine the earth without the malaria scourge? Dr Mairo Mandara, Country representative, Bill and Melinda Gates

About 5000 Lagosians may lose homes to flood in 2016, says LASEMA operations boss

  Following the prediction by Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET), that high level of flood will occur in Lagos and other states this year, Head Operations and Logistics, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA),

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Stroke on increase in Nigeria

Dr Biodun Ogungbo is a Consultant Neurosurgeon and Director, Stroke Action Nigeria. He currently practices at Lifebridge Diagnostic Centre, Abuja. A passionate crusader against stroke, Ogungbo says incident of stroke

Why we adopted Nigeria’s CDC for Africa – Amb Maiyegun

The African Union last weekend adopted the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, as one of its five Regional Collaborating Centres for Disease Control. It is part of the AU’s

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INTERVIEW: Nigerians are inviting deafness – ENT Surgeon

In most towns and cities of Nigeria, people are daily being subjected to a cacophony of noise at different levels from record shops, worship places, generators etc. In this interview