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Building Capacity, Structure Essential To Implement Vapp Laws

Following the enactment of the 2014 Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act and the 2015 Administrative and Criminal Justice Act, stakeholders are calling for the institution of structures and capacity building to prepare grounds for the implementation of the laws. The VAPP Act which essentially protects various forms of violations, especially sexual violence and assault of […]

Drug Firm Canvasses Prevention Of Hepatitis

By Yinka Shokunbi Lagos Concerned about the prevalence of Hepatitis virus (HPV) among Nigerians, management of leading local drug manufacturer, Fidson Healthcare Plc, has canvassed for mass preventive action to stem the menace of the deadly virus in the country. Speaking on the theme for the World Hepatitis Day (WHD), ‘Prevent Hepatitis. Act Now’, marketing manager, […]

Mrs Saraki

Mrs Saraki Applauds American College Of Nurses And Midwives

By Yinka Shokunbi Lagos The alumni of the American College of Nurses and Midwives have been applauded for their innovative roles in midwifery and for being great game changers for mothers and their new-borns. Global Goodwill Ambassador of the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) and founder, Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Mrs Toyin Saraki commended the alumni in […]

Why Women Outlive Men

The result of a new study has shown the reason why women tend to live longer than men; though it hasn’t always been that way, researchers noted. The researchers from University of Wisconsin in Madison, observed that adults born in the late 19th century were the first to see men dying at much higher rates […]

Preventing Mother To Child Transmission Of Hiv

Cuba’s Elimination Of Mother To Child Hiv, Challenge To Nigeria’’

Yinka Shokunb  –   Lagos   As Cuba becomes world’s first coutry to receive validation from the World Health Organisation (WHO) in successfully eliminating of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, experts have challenged Nigerian PMTCT programme. Speaking at the validation endorsement, WHO Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan said, “Eliminating transmission of a virus is one of […]

New Female Oral Contraceptive In Nigeria

As part of the national effort to boost access to and use of contraceptives, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with a leading multinational healthcare company, Bayer is making a new female contraceptive, Microgyon Fe Oral Contraceptive available and affordable in the country. The contraceptive which is already available in some […]