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LifeBank: Unsafe blood transfusion responsible for 18% HIV infections

Mrs. Temie Giwa-Tubosun, a former Fellow of the World Health Organisation, says 18 per cent of HIV infections in Nigeria resulted from unsafe blood transfusion.

UN Agency sets up condom outlets around refugee settlements in Cross River

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has set up non traditional condom outlets around refugee settlements in Cross River.

Donald Trump’s pick for Top Africa post denounces ‘corrupt dinosaurs’

President Donald Trump's nominee to head the State Department's Africa Bureau told US senators on Thursday that leaders who extend their terms in office should be viewed as “corrupt dinosaurs.”

Minister: Nigeria needs 1.8 million units of blood yearly

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said that Nigeria’s estimated blood need is about 1.8 million units of blood per annum.

Police arrest man who deliberately infected more than 200 with HIV arrested

An HIV-positive man who might have consciously passed on the deadly virus to more than 200 sexual partners has been arrested in Italy.

Vietnam pilots oral HIV testing

Vietnam is conducting 80,000 HIV tests via saliva in high-risk populations in Hanoi and southern Ho Chi Minh City.

Speaker Dogara pledges support, supply of food for IDPs

House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara on Saturday pledged to support the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Abuja with adequate food supply.

Youths living with HIV lose members to health workers strike

The Association of Positive Youths living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (APIN) says the strike by Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) has led to the death of some of its members due to treatment complications.

US commends Nigeria’s efforts at eliminating child labour

The International Relations Officer (Africa Adviser) in the United States Department of Labour, Olaoluwa “Ola” Abina, made the pledge while on a working visit to the Ministry of Labour and Employment on Thursday in Abuja.

Fact check: Health minister quotes outdated WHO statistics on tuberculosis

A claim made by the Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, on tuberculosis infection in Nigeria has been faulted by a nongovernmental organisation that holds public figures accountable.

US donates $90 million for HIV survey in Nigeria

The United States Government has donated about $90 million to sponsor the forthcoming Human Immune Virus (HIV) survey in Nigeria. Nigeria is the 12th country conducting this survey.

United Nations gives Nigeria N32 billion to conduct HIV/AIDS census

The United States Government has donated $90m (N32bn) to Nigeria for the HIV/AIDS survey that will take place across the country starting from June.

2,131 pregnant women tested positive to HIV in Lagos

No fewer than 1,131 pregnant women have been tested positive to the dreaded and incurable HIV disease in Lagos State, Health Commissioner, Dr. Jide Idris, disclosed at the weekend.

Police Recruitment: Candidates to write JAMB exam

The police have confirmed that the candidates to be recruited in the ongoing process will have to write an examination conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

UNICEF, Ekiti government decry high prevalence of female genital mutilation

The United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF) and Ekiti State Government have decried the increasing rate of Female Genital Mutilation, (FGM) in the state.

Midwives highlight factors affecting service delivery

Some midwives have identified quackery, ignorance, poor attitude of patients, late presentation of complicated cases and inadequate equipment as major challenges encountered in the profession in the country.

Nigeria to start national AIDS impact survey in June

Dr Sani Aliyu, Director-General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), says the agency will conduct the largest national AIDS survey in June.

May Day: NACA decries unequal treatment of people living with HIV at workplaces‎

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has expressed concern over what it described as unequal treatment of workers based on their HIV status in the workplace.

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Ex-President Jonathan starved NDDC of funds – Nsima Ekere

Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Dr. Nsima Ekere, has stirred the hornet’s nest as he accused former President Goodluck Jonathan of poor funding of the interventionist agency during his administration, which lasted six years.

Philipp Lahm: Germany will rebound from Mexico loss

Philipp Lahm expects World Cup holders Germany to pull together after their 1-0 opening defeat at the hands of Mexico and to find "a common path towards the right solution" for their tactical problems.

Rivers council poll victory showcases Governor Wike’s performance – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party says its victory in the just-concluded local government election held in Rivers State manifests the appreciation of the people for the performance of the state Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike.