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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.

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.

Workers Day: Don’t discriminate against workers living with HIV/AIDS – NACA

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has cautioned employers of labour in the country not to discriminate against their employees with HIV.

Ibadan University College Hospital records 1,680 mental health cases in 1 year

Prof. Olayinka Omigbodun, a Consultant Psychiatrist and Head of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Department at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, says more than 1,680 cases of mental illness were treated in the facility in the last one year.

Foundation wants social services accessible to albino

The Albino Foundation (TAF), has called on the Federal Government to initiate programmes and policies that will ensure persons with albinism have access to social services.

India offers lifeline to Zambia, Swaziland

India will on Thursday flag-off the construction of the $289 million Lusaka city road expansion to support Zambia’s decongestion project.

Swazi king’s eighth wife commits suicide

Swaziland King Mswati III's eighth wife, Ms Senteni Masango, has committed suicide, local media confirmed.

Botswana names new vice-president

Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi has appointed Mr Slumber Tsogwane as his vice, the government confirmed on its online page.

Nigeria’s William Troost-Ekong pledges one percent of salary to support charity Common Goal

Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong, has pledged 1% of his salary to support Common Goal – a movement powered by players and managers donating one percent of their salary to high impact football for good organisations around the world.

Oyo government offers free tuberculosis treatment to residents

The Oyo State Government has offered free screening and treatment in all its health facilities across the state for individuals with persistent cough suspected to be Tuberculosis (TB).

Sickle cell association advocates compulsory genotype test for couples

The Association of Sickle Cell Anemia Patients in Gombe State has called for compulsory genotype test of intending couples.

Official: Federal government to fund treatment of additional 50,000 people living with HIV

The federal government plans to provide funds for the treatment of an additional 50,000 people living with HIV in Nigeria every year, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has said.

Rivers Assembly pledges commitment to enact health insurance law

The Rivers House of Assembly has pledged its commitment to speedily enact laws that would enhance healthcare delivery in the state.

Rex Tillerson aims to show US cares despite Donald Trump’s Africa slur

President Donald Trump hasn't spoken much about Africa, and what he's said has been far from flattering. It falls to his top diplomat, on his first official visit to the continent, to show the United States still cares.

Governor Tambuwal calls on NYSC to upgrade its system

The Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, Wednesday challenged the management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to embark on regular upgrade and review of its system to tackle emerging issues, especially cyber security.

Senate tasks federal govt on high mortality rate

Senate yesterday called on the federal government to provide adequate primary healthcare delivery services in the country saying the condition has become highly alarming because for every single day now, Nigeria loses about 2, 300 under-five year olds and 145 women of child bearing age.

Bayelsa: NACA urges inclusion of HIV/AIDS in NHIS

As part of strategies to boost HIV intervention in Bayelsa state, the director general, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) Dr. Sani Aliyu, has solicited Gov. Dickson’s cooperation to include HIV/AIDS treatment as part of the State Health insurance scheme (NHIS) package and provision of free antenatal care for pregnant women in the state.

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.

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