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Engaging airlines and travel agents in preventing human trafficking

When she was offered a ticket to Oman to start work as a house help, 28 years old Nigerian woman Adaora already pictured a bright future abroad. But once in

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Global maritime security: Gulf of Guinea States set to tackle trafficking, piracy, other crisis

With a growing number of incidents of piracy, the epicentre of global piracy has gradually shifted into the Gulf of Guinea, adding further to the multi-dimensional security threats faced by

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To achieve SDGs, Nigeria must give adolescent girls access to health, SFH says

Nigeria will move closer to achieving major targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by assuring adolescent girls access to health and critical social services, the Society for Family Health

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Happy story of mothers who survived Ebola while pregnant

and also cuddle their babies afterwards “I put my feet on the ground and wiggled my toes. It felt strange to touch the ground for the first time in weeks.

World Contraceptive Day: Stakeholders tasks Lagos Government on timely release of FP funds

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark 2019 Word Contraception Day (WCD), yesterday, September 26, Civil Society Groups and other stakeholders in Lagos have called on the

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WED 2019: Chevron Nigeria’s commitment to environmental stewardship 

  “What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on.” These words of Henry David Thoreau underscore the emerging conversations as we mark

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Provide PrEP to all vulnerable groups if you want to eradicate HIV, advocacy group  tells FG 

Says daily intake reduces the risk of HIV from sex by 90%   In order achieve  “zero level”  HIV/AIDS infections or keep it to the barest minimal in Nigeria, the

Buhari Unveils Refurbished 170-bed ‘Ayinke House’

President, Muhammadu Buhari today unveiled the rehabilitated and upgraded Institute of Maternal and Child Health popularly known as ‘Ayinke House’ at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) towards reduction

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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

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

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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