HEALTH
14.02.2017

AHF distributes 1.5 million condoms to Nigerians

The AIDS Health Care Foundation (AHF), has stated that it would distribute 1.5 million condoms in Nigeria as part of activities to commemorate the 2017 World Condom Day. The Country Director of AHF, Dr Adetayo Towolawi, made this known during the commemoration of 2017 World Condom Day on Monday in Abuja. Towolawi said the distribution of the…
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12.02.2017

Woman uses menstrual blood to make painting of baby

A woman meticulously collected the blood from her menstrual cycle for four months to make a painting. Artist Timi Pali wanted to make an image which represents the importance and fragility of motherhood. She used tampons to collect her blood and her fingers to paint the matter onto four individual canvases which were eventually placed…
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07.02.2017

FG orders investigation of claims to HIV cure

The Federal Government has mandated the National Institute for Medical Research and the College of Medicine, Ibadan to do proper study of the two claims to HIV cure in Nigeria. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, disclosed this on Monday in Ilorin at the Federal Government Town Hall meeting for the North Central Zone. A Nigeria university…
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02.02.2017

Nigerian Professor Discovers Cure To Hiv/Aids

Prof. Francis Otunta, the Vice Chancellor (VC), Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, in Abia, has confirmed the discovery of a new drug for the treatment and cure of HIV/AIDS. Otunta said the finding followed years of scientific research by the institution. He said that the breakthrough was made by Prof. Maduike Ezeibe, a researcher…
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17.01.2017

Centre cautions Nigerians on increased Lassa Fever cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Monday raised concerns over the increasing cases of Lassa fever and urged increased focus on prevention and preparedness. A statement issued by Lawal Bakare, the Technical Assistant Communication, NCDC, in Lagos said that seven states reported at least one case of Lassa Fever in December 2016. Mr.…
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16.01.2017

Contraceptive use among Nigerian women on increase

The Federal Government’s advocacy on the use of contraceptive among sexually active women in Nigeria for the prevention of unwanted pregnancy and abortion is beginning to yield positive results as more women are recorded to be embracing the method. Compiled data from the 2015 report of the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, on health shows that…
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