Ijeoma UKAZU

Genital mutilation: Counting the cost for the girl-child

Part of the consequences Female Genital Mutilation poses on the girl-child according to experts includes; infertility, maternal death, infections, and the loss of sexual pleasure.

Experts have viewed this practice as harmful to girls and women and a violation of their human rights, stre [...]

Tue, 09 February 2021

When Lagos reiterated commitment to maternal, child health

As part of efforts to curb maternal and child mortality in the State, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has made fresh commitment to put the menace to an end.

The governor, who disclosed this to journalists in Badagry, while unveiling a new Maternal and Childcare Centre and the Scho [...]

Mon, 01 February 2021

Covid-19: People who recover are immune for 6 months

As the number of people who have fought off SARS-CoV-2 climbs ever higher, a critical question has grown in importance: How long will their immunity to the novel coronavirus last?

A new Rockefeller study offers an encouraging answer, suggesting that those who recover from COVID-19 are protected [...]

Mon, 01 February 2021

Leveraging on school feeding program to eradicate intestinal worms

Soil Transmitted Helminthiasis, STH also known as (intestinal worms) is a worm infestation which is caused by infection with a group of intestinal nematode worms, with most important species reported in Sub-Saharan Africa like the hookworms (both Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus), the roun [...]

Mon, 25 January 2021

What you need to know about COVID-19 vaccine - NOA

In a bid to allay fears among Nigerians over COVID-19 vaccine safety, the Federal Government Authority, the National Orientation Agency, NOA, has explained government’s process of procuring vaccines, its safety and ability to protect citizens from contracting the virus.

The National Orien [...]

Mon, 18 January 2021

Covid-19 vaccine: Only Pfizer-BioNTech granted emergency listing - NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has raised the alarm that there are fake vaccines in circulation in Nigeria, as it warns unsuspecting members of the public to beware and do not order any vaccine online.

Revealing this in a recent Zoom meeting with journ [...]

Sun, 17 January 2021

Prioritising children’s nutritional needs

Nutrition as the best start in life for every child determines their survival, growth and development, hence the need to prioritise children's nutritional needs.

Due to their vulnerability, nutrition sensitive interventions are usually aimed at children so they can achieve optimal repair of [...]

Mon, 11 January 2021

Lagos state engages media to combat COVID-19

Following the increase of COVID-19 confirmed cases in Lagos state, the government has sort the need for continuous media engagement to boost awareness and sensitization on COVID-19 response in the state.




Tue, 22 December 2020


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