Health

Myths and Taboos Hinder Access to Free Quality Cleft Care in Nigeria

In many African societies, having a child with congenital defect is often considered punishment by the gods for the parent/parent’s past sins or offenses. Certain customs and traditions are so averse...

COVID-19: Kano gov’t targets vaccination of 3.5m people by March

Kano State government on Thursday said it has so far vaccinated over one million people in the state with the COVID-19 vaccine. The Director, Disease Control, Kano Primary Healthcare Management Board, Dr...

No, infusion of neem tree and lime won’t kill intestinal worms

A message posted on Facebook in Nigeria claims drinking water infused with “neem tree” and “lime oranges” will kill intestinal worms. It explains how to prepare the mixture and then reads: “Drink a...

Programme empowers vulnerable women with malnourished children in FCT

The International Society of Media in Public Health (ISMPH) has commenced an empowerment programme for 60 women  with children suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM)  in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The...

Nigeria records 395 cases of Mutant Poliovirus in 27 states, FCT

Nigeria has recorded 395 cases of Circulating Nigeria Mutant Poliovirus Type 2 (cMPV2) across 27 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT'). The Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency...

Experiences of undesired effects of hormonal contraception

A study of women who experienced mental ill-health from a hormonal contraception indicates they value their mental well-being higher than a satisfactory sex life. Their experiences can influence their choice of contraception....
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