NIMR discovers new malaria vector in northern Nigeria

By Abiodun Azi Prof. Babatunde Salako, Director General, Nigeria Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) on Monday said it had discovered a new malaria vector called anopheles stephensi in northern Nigeria. Salako who spoke with newsmen in Lagos during a birthday ceremony organised by his members of staff, said that it was the most recent researchContinue reading “NIMR discovers new malaria vector in northern Nigeria”

Nestlé takes empowerment to rural women in South East

By Abiodun Azi In August 2021, Nestlé Nigeria launched “Nestlé Empowering Rural Women inNigeria project” which aims to help rural women retailers within the company’svalue chain scale up their businesses to increase their household incomes. The program was recently launched in Nsukka and Obolo-Afor, both in Enugu State to reach an additional 50 women retailers.Continue reading “Nestlé takes empowerment to rural women in South East”

Family Planning: TCI begins work in 8 Lagos LGAs

By Abiodun Azi The Challenge Initiative (TCI) says works on proven reproductive health solutions among the urban poor have started in eight Local Government Areas (LGAs) with the highest number of unmet family planning needs in Lagos State. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that The Challenge Initiative is led by the Bill &Continue reading “Family Planning: TCI begins work in 8 Lagos LGAs”

Gbajabiamila flags off LUTH ultra-modern outpatient building

By Abiodun Azi The Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has flagged off an ultra-modern outpatient building at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the building has five blocks joined together comprising testing block, emergency block, consulting block and administrative block. Gbajabiamila said that LUTH hadContinue reading “Gbajabiamila flags off LUTH ultra-modern outpatient building”

NGO calls for elimination of barriers to HIV, AIDS access

By Abiodun Azi Mrs Florita Durueke Executive Director, New HIV Vaccine and Microbicides Advocacy Society (NHVMAS) has called for elimination of structural barriers to HIV and AIDS access. Durueke made the call on Wednesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sidelines of the celebration of the 2021 World AIDSContinue reading “NGO calls for elimination of barriers to HIV, AIDS access”

Obesity in children poses challenges to health -Expert

By Abiodun Azi A Consultant Physician, Prof. Basil Okeahialam, on Wednesday said that obesity in children poses challenges to health hence the need to guard against it. Okehialam made the disclosure during a webinar organised by SUNU Health, a Health Maintenance Organisation (HMO). He said: “Obesity is a disease and knowledge of a problem isContinue reading “Obesity in children poses challenges to health -Expert”

NGO urges government to do more on HIV/AIDS

By Abiodun Azi Civil Society for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (CiSHAN) has urged both the Federal and State Governments to move from commitment to action in tackling HIV/AIDS. This is contained in a statement by its South West Zonal/ Lagos State Coordinator, Aladeyelu Azeez, in Lagos on Wednesday. Azeez said that governments must promote inclusive socialContinue reading “NGO urges government to do more on HIV/AIDS”

Overuse of antibiotics can cause drugs resistance — Don

A clinical microbiologist, Prof. Oladipo Aboderin, says constant use of antibiotics drugs could cause resistance in microbes, which is dangerous to humans’ health. Aboderin, a Professor of Clinical Microbiology, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, said this while delivering a lecture at the ” 2021 World Antibiotics Awareness Week on Wednesday in Osogbo. According to him,Continue reading “Overuse of antibiotics can cause drugs resistance — Don”

MTN Foundation launches third phase Y’ello doctor mobile healthcare intervention

MTN foundation has launched third phase Y’ello doctor mobile healthcare intervention to create access to healthcare for ordinary Nigerians without disturbing their economic activities. MTN Foundation, in partnership with Market Doctor, an healthcare provider in Nigeria, would take six fully equipped mobile clinic trucks to six selected states for free primary healthcare delivery to NigeriansContinue reading “MTN Foundation launches third phase Y’ello doctor mobile healthcare intervention”

Expert calls for support in treatment, prevention of HIV

By Abiodun Azi Mrs Florita Durueke, the Executive Director, New HIV Vaccine and Microbicides Advocacy Society (NHVMAS), has called for support in the treatment and prevention of Human Immuno Deficiency Virus (HIV). She made the call during the 2021 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) Accountability Forum in Abuja on Saturday with the theme “Protecting the GainsContinue reading “Expert calls for support in treatment, prevention of HIV”

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