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‘Nigeria, 4th Country With Highest HIV/AIDS Patients’

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on Thursday, said Nigeria had been ranked the 4th country with the highest number of people living with HIV/AIDS. Adewole disclosed this during the presidential unveiling of the 2018 Nigeria AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) result at the Banquet Hall of Aso Rock, Presidential villa. The goal of the survey was to examine the distribution of HIV disease and commodities in Nigeria and assess the coverage. Also to ascertain the impact of HIV services on the!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

NGO Calls For Investment In New HIV Prevention, Treatment

The Centre for the Right to Health has called for investment in new HIV prevention and treatment, Pre- exposure Prophylaxis, (PReP) as it helps in reducing infection. Speaking to journalists in Lagos during a two-day media training on biomedical HIV prevention in Nigeria, the program director of the centre, Mr Bede Eziefule, said PReP is a drug that HIV negative persons can take to prevent being positive especially those that are sexually active, adding that it has been proven to be 90 percent effective when used…

ATM Dispenses Drugs In South Africa

South Africa has become the first country in the world to launch an ATM-like vending machine to dispense medicines to patients with chronic illnesses such as HIV/AIDS. This was revealed by Ian Sanne, from Right to Care health organisation, a non-profit organisation that helps the national health department to install and maintain the machines, funded by the German and United States governments. It works like a cash-vending machine but gives out medicines. Patients can also speak to pharmacists located at a call center…

Average Life Expectancy In Nigeria Now 55 Years – WHO

The average life expectancy for Nigerians is now 55 years, World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. The global health organisation revealed this in the 2018 global data for life expectancy in where Nigeria ranked 178 out of 192 ranked countries. According to the data, a 2018 Nigerian male born is expected to live approximately 54.7 years, while a female is expected to live approximately 55.7 years in good health. Meanwhile, the statistical report by Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS) for 2017 records that females…

Tuberculosis: Many Cases Undetected In Nigeria -WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed that Nigeria still has a number of tuberculosis cases yet to be detected. The health organisation made this public in the latest Global Tuberculosis Report, stating that out of 10 million people who fell ill with tuberculosis in 2017, only 6.4 million were officially recorded, leaving 3.6 million detected but not reported. Describing the epidemic as “the world’s deadliest infectious disease” the report noted that 10 countries accounted for 80 percent of this gap, with…

Alarming! 1,086 Nigerian Teenagers Test Positive For HIV/AIDS

An alarming figure of 1, 086 teenage Nigerians have tested positive for HIV/AIDS in Nasarawa State, says the Nasarawa State AIDS Control Agency. The HIV/AIDs positive teenagers aged 14 to 19 were discovered following a test and counseling session carried out on 75, 435 youths in the state. Dr. Ruth Adabe, the executive director of the agency, revealed this over the weekend during a one-day workshop jointly organized by the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the National Orientation Agency (NOA).…
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