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‘No reason clinical trials cannot be done in Nigeria’

Prof. Folakemi Odedina is a cancer scientist and the convener of the first ever Clinical Trial Congress to be held in Nigeria on November 14-16. She is also the foremost

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Civil societies raise alarm on increased mother/child death in Nigeria

Every 12 minutes, Nigeria looses one woman to due to complications of pregnancy and this, according to WHO, UNICEF and UNFPA, resulted in the death of 58,000 women, in 2015

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Gains of legislating on social work in Nigeria

Senate President Bukola Saraki President Muhammadu Buhari recently declined assent to the “Social Work Professionalization Bill,” following its shortcomings. The bill seeks to professionalize, standardize and regulate social work in

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Nigerian Content Development – Chevron’s Success story

Before the enactment of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development (NOGICD) Act in 2010, only a few International Oil Companies (IOCs) had deliberately put in place policies to

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Expert restates how family planning curbs maternal mortality

 Participabts at the roundtable in a group photograph An Obstetrics Gynaecologist, Dr Olufunke Olamigoke has called for increased family planning uptake in order to decrease the rate of maternal mortality

NURHI commissions 19th FP facility in Lagos clinic

● More hospitals to benefit In a bid to reduce maternal mortality in Lagos State, the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI), on Monday July 23, commissioned another post-pregnancy Family

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Making Nigeria defecation-free to curb NTDs

According to statiscts from UNICEF, No fewer than 46 million Nigerians practice open defecation, ranking the country as third globally among countries with such practices. Also, it is reported that

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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

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WED 2018: Reviewing Chevron’s commitment to environmental protection

… remains active agent of sustainable development and strong advocate of partnerships in support of the environment What are the people of the world doing to Planet Earth and the

Save women with fistula, UNFPA urges countries

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has called on countries where women suffer the burden of fistula to urgently develop strategy to save them. In a statement to commemorate the

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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

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