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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

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

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Checking the menace of TB in Nigeria: The Agbami example

Tuberculosis, popularly known by its abbreviation, TB, has existed for millennia and remains a major global health problem. It causes ill-health in millions of people each year and in 2015

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NAFDAC gets ISO for Kaduna lab

• Agency reiterates commitment to mandate ABUJA – The Acting Director-General, National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Mrs Yetunde Oni, on Thursday reiterated the commitment of the

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Task Shifting, Task Sharing: New route towards MDGs achievement?

● All eyes on Lagos on plans to domesticate policy Nigeria is reputed  to have one of the largest stocks of human resources for health (HRH) in Africa. Unfortunately, the

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Gonorrhoea is becoming untreatable, WHO warns

Gonorrhoea infections are increasing, but doctors are running out of antibiotics that can fight the increasingly resistant bacteria causing the sexual disease, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned on Friday.

World Population Day shifts attention to Family Planning

● Health Minister restates commitment to quality FP service delivery at all levels of health care ● NURHI calls for more funding of services Issues of family planning and improved

Watch that fat belly

• It’s a more dangerous fat By Ifeoma Okoye If you’re carrying a few extra pounds, you’re not alone. But this is one case where following the crowd isn’t a

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Understanding and tracking your blood pressure

Blood pressure is an important part of everyone’s health, because high blood pressure contributes to many forms of cardiovascular diseases. It benefits everyone to understand and monitor their blood pressure.

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Family Planning: How satisfied users become advocates

“Maybe I would have given birth to eight or nine children by now if I’d not heard of family planning, ” user-turned mobilizer says. Chika Ohaeri is a 36-year-old woman

WED 2017: How Chevron connects people to nature

The World Environment Day (WED), held annually on June 5, is the biggest event to celebrate and promote environmental awareness and sustainability across the globe. Established by the United Nations

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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

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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Keep the pressure down!

Experts say Lowering blood pressure’s top number could prevent over 100,000  deaths a year More than 100,000 deaths could be prevented annually if adults with specific common risk factors for