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Confronting vector-borne diseases

Confronting vector-borne diseases

By Yinka Shokunbi Veering off the ever-busy Ikorodu Road at the Mile-12 terminal of the Lagos State Rapid Bus Transit into the vast stretch of land that once was the…

Family planning in post 2015

Ahead of the possible inability to meet the 2015 target of achieving universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights delegates at the recently held summit at Addis Ababa,…

LAWMA partners NBC on sustainable recycling school programme

Yinka Shokunbi As part of building awareness on sustainable environment and creating change agents in young Nigerians, the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), in collaboration the Nigerian Bottling Company…

World Health Day: Between Malaria, Dengue, Ebola

By Yinka Shokunbi The fear of Ebola fever is no doubt everywhere in the country even as many are yet to know what exactly it is and how it is…

Canadian health authority trains NAFDAC staff

By Yinka Shokunbi Ahead scaling the final pre-qualification and pre-certification hurdles by the World Health Organisation (WHO) of five Nigerian drug manufacturers, some staff of the National Agency for Food…

Time to repeal abortion laws

Yinka Shokunbi In many developing countries, access to safe termination of unwanted pregnancies is unavailable. Yet, unsafe abortion is a huge challenge to the economic, social and political development of…

FIDSON‘s biotech plant set for pre-WHO certification

By Yinka Shokunbi History is about to be made in Nigeria with preparation in top gear by one of the drug manufacturing companies that scaled the auditing hurdles of the…

The ‘missed’ three million living with TB

The ‘missed’ three million living with TB

By Yinka Shokunbi Walking through the dingy, stuffy and poorly lit corridor of Pa Oduntan Okeduro’s house situated on Oduntan Lane in a suburb of Lagos Mainland to get to…

Challenges to NHIS hinder success –Lambo

By Yinka Shokunbi Nine years after the National Health insurance Scheme (NHIS) was launched on the country the inability of the scheme to grow beyond the four per cent coverage…

Exercise essential to brain growth

Do you know why exercising has become a veritable tool to brain functioning? Scientists have continued to prove why regular physical exercise such as brisk walking starves off dementia as…

Lagos intensifies war on malaria with IRS

By Yinka Shokunbi With six out of every ten out-patients who visit Lagos hospitals complain of malaria, three of them are children below the age of five, and pregnant women…

Why Endometriosis is no Death Sentence

For some women, going through each monthly circle with so much of unbearable and uncontrollable pains to experience their menstruation can be very frustrating. For some, the pains can be…

Media key to solving unsafe abortion in Africa

Media key to solving unsafe abortion in Africa

On the African continent, every single year, some 29,000 young women within the reproductive ages of 15 and 19 are estimated to die as a result of complications from procuring…

Catholic church prevents commissioning of clitoris repair hospital  

Catholic church prevents commissioning of clitoris repair hospital  

By Yinka Shokunbi Mission to help give African women relieve from one of the major conditions of reproductive health and rights experienced a set back during the week when Catholic…

Women, peace and security, the missing MDGs

Women, peace and security, the missing MDGs

In April 2013, Nigerians woke to read about the gruesome killing of some final year students who were returning home after writing the West African Schools Certificate Examination (WAEC) in…

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