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6,000 Children Risk Contracting HIV In Kaduna State In 2019 — UNICEF

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) says that 6,000 newborns in Kaduna State are at risk of contracting HIV in 2019 if elimination of Mother-To-Child Transmission (eMTCT) of HIV interventions are not implemented. Zakari Adam, Chief of Field Office, UNICEF Kaduna, made the assertion at a one-day meeting in Kaduna on Monday. NAN reports that the meeting was organised for the wives of local government chairmen in the state to give feedback on the level of implementation of 2018 demand!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

‘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!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

CONFIRMED! Nigeria Is ‘Highest Producer Of HIV-infected Babies’ In The World

Nigeria has been certified as the number one country in the world with the highest number of HIV-infected babies, according to a fact-check. Fact-checking website, AfricaCheck.org, carried out a fresh research which confirmed earlier reports that more children are being born with HIV in the country than any other country in the world. The website reports that although the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAids) estimated that Nigeria topped 23 priority countries observed in 2016 for the number of children newly…

Non Adherence To HIV Treatment Risks eMTCT

Nigeria is responsible for 12.4 percent of the global burden of HIV infected children with an estimated number of 267,000 living with the virus, says 2017 Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, (UNAIDS) report. The report also states that Nigeria has the second largest burden of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, (HIV/AIDS) and also contributes the largest proportion of new vertically acquired HIV infection among children. With 95 percent of the National HIV response driven by…

44-Year-Old Man Ordered To Notify The Police 24 Hours Before Having Sex

A Southampton Magistrates' Court has ordered an HIV-positive man to give 24 hours notice to the police each time he intends to have sex. 44-year-old Norman O'Neill was served with the order following a civil case brought by Hampshire Constabulary against him. UK based O’Neill was also asked to provide the details of each woman he plans on having sex with so the police can alert them about his condition before hand. He has been banned from inviting any women into his home unless he calls the police first. Before…

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).…

Maternal Mortality: Nigeria Bears 14% Of Global Burden

Worried by the Maternal Mortality Rate, MMR, in Nigeria, a medical doctor with the Lagos Island Maternity Hospital, Dr Olufunke Olamigoke, has said the country accounts for 14% of global maternal deaths, with 10 countries with the highest maternal mortality in Africa. Speaking to journalists in Lagos during a media roundtable on family planning, Olamigoke said, "according to data from United Nations Economic Commissions for Africa, an estimated 358,000 women die each year throughout the world from complication of…

Pharmaceutical Institute Earns ISO Certification With USAID Help

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Mission Director, Dr. Erin Holleran, has presented Nigeria’s Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, a certificate of accreditation from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for quality control on behalf of the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD). The NIPRD facility, which is responsible for pharmaceutical research and development of local phyto-medicines in Nigeria, is the fourth laboratory in…

Neglecting Hepatitis B Leads To Liver Cancer — Physician

A Physician, Dr Ramon Moronkola, says neglecting Hepatitis B over a long period will lead to liver damage which can also lead to cancer of the liver. Moronkola, who works at a Lagos-based private hospital, Optimal Care, made the assertion in an interview on Sunday in Lagos. “Liver cancer, most times, the survival rate, when it sets in is within six months; it is that deadly. “Hepatitis B is deadlier than HIV because of its infectivity; if Hepatitis B virus is on a surface, it can last on that surface for months.…
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