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Disabilities: Promoting Adolescents Uptake of Sexual Reproductive Health

Lagos State is arguably the most populated State in Nigeria with an estimated Population of nearly twenty five million people.

 

 

 

About three million of the population in Lagos State are Persons With Disabilities, [...]

Thu, 21 March 2019


Health insurance: Oyo barter system

When one hears of barter system, the attention is focused on business, trading goods for goods but that is not the case here.

In Oyo State, Nigeria you can trade farm produce for health insurance enrolment as this is geared towards ensuring that no one is left behind.

This Bater system w [...]

Sun, 17 March 2019


Sleep tight! Researchers identify the beneficial role of sleep

Why do animals sleep? Why do humans "waste" a third time of their lives sleeping? Throughout evolution sleep has remained universal and essential to all organisms with a nervous system, including invertebrates such as flies, worms, and even jellyfish. But the reason why animals sleep -- desp [...]

Sun, 10 March 2019


Male contraceptive stops sperm not hormones

 

A new study published today in the journal PLOS ONE details how a compound called EP055 binds to sperm proteins to significantly slow the overall mobility of the sperm without affecting hormones, making EP055 a potential "male pill" without side effects.

"Simply put [...]

Sun, 10 March 2019


Why family planning voucher ideal for poor women - Olaolorun

To improve the health of Nigerian women of reproductive age of 15 – 49, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Community Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan-Nigeria and a Co-principal Investigator for Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020/Nigeria, Dr. Funmilola O [...]

Sat, 09 March 2019


HIV: Family based approach, identification point for adolescents

To intensify HIV response for adolescents and young people, a new project is using family based and index case finding approaches as an entry point to identify adolescent and young people, AYP, living with HIV in Lagos state.

The project was initiated in response to the 2016 National Adolescent [...]

Mon, 25 February 2019


309 Nigerian communities abandon FGM -UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, said over 309 communities in Nigeria have publicly declared their abandonment of female genital mutilation, FGM, in 2018.

Country Representative in Nigeria, Mohamed Fall, made the disclosure to commemorate the International Day of Zero Tolerance [...]

Sat, 09 February 2019


NGO calls for investment in new HIV prevention, treatment

The Centre for the Right to Health has called for investment in new HIV prevention and treatment, Pre- exposure Prophylaxis, PReP, as it helps in reducing infection.

Speaking to journalists in Lagos during a two-day media training on biomedical HIV prevention in Nigeria, the program director of [...]

Sat, 09 February 2019


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