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NBS: 1 in 3 households in Nigeria consume contaminated water

About one in three households in Nigeria consume contaminated water, a survey by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has revealed.

Association seeks federal govt’s intervention for women living with HIV

The Association of Women Living with HIV and AIDS in Nigeria (ASWHAN) has called on the federal government to support women living with Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

There’s close relationship between democracy, information – Jerry Gana

Former Minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana, has, Thursday the 15th of February, 2018, lauded the developmental strides of the Bayelsa state Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, especially in the information sector, noting that there is a close relationship between democracy and information.

World Condom Day: HIV infection highest among youths – AHF

Aids Healthcare Foundation, an NGO, says the prevalence of HIV and AIDS infections is highest among youths between the ages of 15 to 24.

Foundation distributes 100,000 condoms in Makurdi

The Aids Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has distributed 100,000 pieces of condoms in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, as part of activities to mark this year’s International Condoms Day (ICD).

15% of young Nigerians lose virginity before age 15 – NACA

More young Nigerians are engaging in sex much earlier, the National Agency for the Control of AIDS has said.

Avoid unprotected sex on Valentine’s day – NACA tells Nigerians

Ahead of Valentine’s Day which will hold on Wednesday, the National Agency for the Control of AIDS has called on Nigerians especially youths not to engage in unprotected sex.

NDLEA chief frowns on drug abuse practices by patient medicine stores

The Yobe state Commander National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Apeh Reuben, has frowned on the dangerous methodologies used by patents medicine stores to deliberately contribute to drug abuse in the state.

Medical experts trained on HIV rapid test kits

The Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) says it has trained 25 medical experts on post market validation of HIV rapid test kits in Nigeria.

UNICEF, NGO boost healthcare with N31m in Niger – official

The United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Save One Million Life Project, an NGO, have jointly supported the Niger State ‘s Maternal and Newborn Child Health Week (MNCHW) with about N30.8 million.

Ghana records 80% increase in new cases of HIV/AIDS in 2017

There was 80 per cent increase in new cases of HIV/AIDS infection in Ghana according to a 2017 Ghana AIDS Commission report.

Institute shifts HIV/AIDS campaign to schools

Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria has listed two major projects paramount in its agenda – inauguration of its N2 billion seven-floor twin tower building and the shifting HIV/AIDS campaign to schools.

Oyo chief judge frees 84 inmates from Agodi prison

The Chief Judge (CJ) of Oyo State, Justice Muntar Abimbola, has released 84 inmates from Agodi Prison in Ibadan, as parts of efforts to decongest the prison.

Some Libya returnees tested HIV positive – Edo SACA

Edo State Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS, has said that it has concluded arrangements to recall indigenes of the state who were deported from Libya, so they can undergo HIV/AIDS screening before integrating them into the society.

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I sympathise with APC – Asiwaju Tinubu

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NHRC urges federal govt to punish suspected killers in Zamfara, Benue

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18 new sexual abuse claims against UN peacekeepers in DR Congo

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