Sexual violence-related pregnancy among internally displaced women in an internally displaced persons camp in Northeast Nigeria - Oladeji O, Oladeji B, Chamla D, Safiyanu G, Mele S, Mshelia H, Agbor J.
Sexual violence is quite common in conflict situations and puts women at risk of unintended pregnancies. In the northeast region of Nigeria with the ongoing insurgency, a substantial number of women are kidnapped and subjected to forced marriages and repea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Dynamics of child marriage and marital timing in Nigeria: a retrogression or progression? - Adebowale SA.
The researcher assessed trends and patterns of marital timing and child marriage (CM) among women of reproductive age in Nigeria. Four rounds of Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey data-set were used (1990-2013). Data were analyzed using descriptive stat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence against women in Nigeria: a multilevel study investigating the effect of women's status and community norms - Benebo FO, Schumann B, Vaezghasemi M.
BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence (IPV) against women has been recognised as a public health problem with far-reaching consequences for the physical, reproductive, and mental health of women. The ecological framework portrays intimate partner violence ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Nigeria:Akeredolu Reverses Self, Adopts Mimiko's Free Health Services for Pregnant Women, Children
[Premium Times] After seemingly retarding the progress made in the health sector by the last administration in the last two years, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu on Monday hinted on the revival of the free health care services for expectant mothers and children under the age of five years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria Loses N6.6 Trillion Annually to Inadequate Breastfeeding - Unicef Offficial
[Premium Times] UNICEF says when the cost of low cognitive development and low intelligence quotient (IQ), as well as health cost are added, inadequate breastfeeding is estimated to cost the Nigerian economy US$21 billion (N6.6 Trillion) per year, or 4.1 per cent of its gross national income. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:NCDC, PHN, Others Seek End to Disease Epidemics in Nigeria
[Vanguard] Towards ending the series of outbreaks of Lassa fever, Monkeypox, yellow fever, cholera, meningitis, Ebola and other epidemic diseases in Nigeria, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, and the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria, PHN, have launched the Alliance for Epidemic Preparedness and Response, A4EPR. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Teen Girls' App May Save Nigerians From Fake Drugs
[Nigeria Health Watch] Save a Soul, a team of five students from the Regina Pacis Secondary School Onitsha in Anambra State, won a place in this year's global finals of the Technovation Challenge in Silicon Valley, California, USA. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:1.4 Million New HIV Infections Averted Among Children in Nigeria
[Daily Trust] Kaduna -Tremendous advances have been made in the fight against HIV/AIDS globally as about 1.4 million new HIV infections among children under 15 have been averted since 2010, an HIV/AIDS Specialist with UNICEF in Kaduna, Dr. Idris Baba, has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 14, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Cholera - Abuja Records Seven Deaths in Four Communities - Official
[Premium Times] The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has said that seven deaths have been recorded from the outbreak of cholera in four communities in the territory. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:How Nigeria Can Exploit Untapped Kaolin Deposits
[Daily Trust] About three billion metric tonnes of kaolin is estimated to be deposited in various parts of the country; a document from the Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) has shown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Gombe Risks Undetected Leprosy Cases - Expert
[Leadership] The officer in charge of Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Unit in Gombe State, Dr Mustapha Musa, has said that the state stand the risk of an increase in the number of undetected leprosy cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Scarcity of Radiation Machines Lead to 72,000 Cancer Deaths
[Leadership] Following disturbing complaints by cancer patients across the country over their inability to access treatment, health officials have stressed the need to ascertain the availability and functionality of radiation machines at some designated hospitals in the country as there are concerns that most machines used in treating sufferers have packed up or working below their capacity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Govt to Distribute Insecticide-Treated Nets to Prevent Malaria
[Leadership] The Federal Government says it will distribute 14.4 million Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) in four selected malaria most endemic states across the country before the end of this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Cholera Kills 11 in Kano
[Premium Times] The Federal Ministry of Health says in spite of the health and economic benefits of exclusive breastfeeding to mother and child, only 24 per cent of infants are exclusively breastfed in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Man Takes First Walk In 10 Years After Surgery In India
[Vanguard] A Nigerian, Abdullah Usmani, who had not walked for the last 10 years due to a severe knee problem complicated by an incurable genetic blood disorder, has been given a new lease of life by doctors at Aakash Healthcare in Delhi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Experts Decry High Number of Unimmunised Children
[Daily Trust] The National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) has decried the high number of unimmunized children in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Several Nigerian ethnomedicine herbs show remarkable cytotoxic activity on cancer cells
(Natural News) Researchers found that two plants used in Nigerian ethnomedicine have stronger cytotoxic activity than cyclophosphamide, a drug used in chemotherapy. The study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine initially looked at 31 plants before it singled out Macaranga barteri and Calliandra portoricensis for their anti-cancer effects. The researchers used two... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Dr. Chinny Obinwanne - Babies Not Well Breastfed Are Exposed to Multiple Health Issues
[This Day] To commemorate the annual World Breastfeeding Week, Chiemelie Ezeobi spoke to Dr. Chinny Obinwanne, a medical doctor, lactation consultant, and member of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. Obinwanne, a nursing mother, is the founder of The Milk Booster, a company that produces lactation products that help increase breast milk supply. She also founded The Breastfeeding Doc, which is a company that provides evidence-based knowledge for healthcare professionals and breastfeeding mothers. In this interview (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

From human bomb to paralegal, Boko Haram survivor helps heal her community
BOL, Chad –Halima Yakoy Adam was once a human bomb.  When she was only 15,her husband brought her to an island near the border of Nigeria. They were going on a fishing trip, he said.Instead, he took her to a Boko Haram training camp  where she was ordered to become a suicide bomber. When she refused, she was threatened with immediate execution. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - August 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Nigeria:From Zero to Six - Can Breastfeeding Our Babies Accelerate Nigeria's Development? #wbwng2018
[Nigeria Health Watch] Every first week of August Nigeria joins the rest of the world to commemorate World Breastfeeding Week. Yet, if statistics are anything to go by, one might question what impact this 26-year long tradition has had on the rate of breastfeeding in Nigeria. Exclusive breastfeeding rates in Nigeria still remain dismally low, tottering between 17 - 25 percent nationally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 9, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Campaign on fistula brings renewed hope for rural Nigerian women
For four years, Nigerian mother Mariam Saraki has been unable to hold back urine after a complicated labor led to a vaginal fistula. Ashamed and isolated, it has cost her a husband and a community. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nigeria approves $150 million World Bank loan to fight polio
Nigeria has approved a $150 million loan from the World Bank to help eradicate polio and scale up immunization, Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nigeria:Boosting Breastfeeding in Nigeria
[Guardian] World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from August 1-7 to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. The celebration provides wonderful opportunity of refreshing knowledge or setting agenda for nursing mothers on breastfeeding for a whole week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Gombe - NGO Decries Dearth of Life Saving Drugs in Hospitals
[Leadership] A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Network for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Initiative (NMNCHI) in Gombe State, has raised an alarm at the non availability of life saving drugs in public hospitals in the state, following government's refusal to release the sum of N20 million approved in the 2018 budget for the purchase of the drugs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:New Fillip for Health Care Delivery in Katsina
[Leadership] There is no contesting the fact that popular adage, 'Health is wealth', is a truism. This is because at the centre of our ability to do anything including, to a large extent, worship is the fact that we need sound health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Men Contribute Over 50% to Infertility Problem - Ajayi
[Leadership] A consultant obstetrician/ gynaecologist and chief executive officer (CEO) Nordica Fertility Centre, Dr. Abayomi Ajayi, has said that men contribute over 50 per cent to infertility problem in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Health Partnership Trains Stakeholders On Emergency Obstetrics, Newborn Care in Kwara
[Guardian] A groundbreaking Emergency Obstetrics and Newborn Care (EmONC) training has been scheduled for healthcare facilities in Kwara State.The project is a partnership by Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA), Johnson& Johnson, as well as Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.The programme, which has been active in seven of the 16 local council areas of the state, is expected to improve health outcomes for mothers and their newborns. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 8, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria:PHC Practitioners for Medical Training in Lagos
[Leadership] Primary Care Health (PHC) Practitioners who are the first point of call for persons living with diabetes have been penciled to participate in a two-day diabetes and hypertension series from Rainbow Specialist Medical Centre, a private hospital with focus on the management of diabetes and other endocrine and metabolism conditions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:2 Million Youths Ignorant of HIV Status in Kaduna
[Leadership] No fewer than two million Adolescents and Young People (AYP) in Kaduna State are ignorant of their HIV status, according to a data from the state AIDS Control Agency. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Cholera Kills 11 in Kano
[Leadership] Cholera outbreak has resulted in the death of eleven persons in three villages located in Bebeji local government area in Kano state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Meet the Hero Making Sure Boko Haram Victims Get Healthcare
[IRIN] Since fleeing his home in Nigeria's Borno State six years ago, retired civil servant Iddrisu Ibrahim Halilu has fought tirelessly on behalf of those who, like him, have been displaced by violence meted out by Boko Haram. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 – Nigeria
On 5 June 2018, a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) outbreak was confirmed in Sokoto State, Nigeria. From 30 January through 23 May 2018, ten environmental samples collected from two collection sites all tested positive for genetically-related VDPV2 viruses. No associated cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) have been detected with this cVDPV2. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - August 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Nigeria:Lessons for Bida - Three Approaches That May Solve Niger State's Public Sanitation Dilemma
[Nigeria Health Watch] The Katsina family of Bida will probably never forget June 20th 2018. Just before 8 p.m. on that day, Mr. Farouk Katsina received an urgent call from his wife asking him to come home. Salihu, their beloved three-year-old son, had been vomiting and stooling uncontrollably. By the time Mr Katsina got home, a neighbour, who is a health worker, had started giving him liquids. Unfortunately, Salihu had already lost so much body fluids that despite the treatment, he died within a few hours. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Enugu Confirms One Death From Lassa Fever
[Premium Times] The Enugu State Government on Monday confirmed the death of one person from Lassa fever in a health facility within Enugu metropolis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:3 in 4 Babies Not Exclusively Breastfed in Nigeria
[Vanguard] Are the mothers angry? Have Nigerian babies offended the gods or the society? Is this the apocalypse? These were some of the posers that advocates of exclusive breastfeeding sought answers to; Thursday, August 2, 2018, when experts revealed that less than 25 per cent of Nigerian children are breastfed exclusively in the first six months of life. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 7, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria Needs N4bn to Tackle Infectious Diseases, Says NCDCs DG
[This Day] The Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, yesterday said that Nigeria needs N4 billion to tackle infectious diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria Launches Epidemic Response Scheme to Combat Infectious Diseases
[Guardian] The Minister of Health, Prof. Israel Adewole, on Monday launched a scheme, Alliance for Epidemic Preparedness and Response (A4EPR) aimed at getting the major stakeholders in health sector to combat infectious diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria fights high maternal mortality through improved quality of care
[WHO] Abuja -"There were no signs that the morning of 31 May 2018 would be different until I started feeling the pangs, requiring medical assistance," said Naomi Muyadeen. "Initially, I dreaded going to the government facility but stepping into the health facility, I immediately noticed the change." (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 6, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria:Toyin Saraki Calls for Greater Progress on Breastfeeding at Nigeria World Breastfeeding Week Event
[Wellbeing Foundation] At the World Breastfeeding Week Ministerial Flag-off& High-Level Policy Dialogue on Progress on Promoting Breastfeeding for Sustainable Development in Nigeria, Special Adviser to the Independent Advisory Group of the World Health Organization Africa Regional Office, H.E. Mrs Toyin Ojora Saraki, delivered a rallying call for Nigeria to reach its breastfeeding targets of 50% by 2025 -- and, in doing so, save millions of lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 6, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria:Ground-breaking Health Partnership to Expand Across Kwara State
[Wellbeing Foundation] Ilorin -The ground-breaking partnership between the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA), Johnson& Johnson and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine is set to expand across the whole of Kwara State, in an announcement due to take place today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 6, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Should traffic offenders undergo compulsory "mental test": a study of mental health and crash involvement among commercial motorcyclists in Ibadan, Nigeria? - Ayinde OO, Adejumo OA, Olukolade O, Lasebikan VO.
Government policies on commercial motorcycle crash prevention are often not driven by data in terms of mental health risks. In this cross-sectional study, data was obtained from 508 commercial motorcyclists (CMs) in Ibadan, Nigeria on psychological distres... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Nigeria:Gambian First Lady in Nigeria, Visits Patients At Abuja Hospital
[Premium Times] In an effort to showcase the cordial relationship between her country and Nigeria, First Lady of The Gambia, Fatoumatta Barrow, marked her birthday in Abuja with visits to educational and health institutions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigerian food sector commits to nutrient fortification
Bill Gates promotes ‘simple, cost-effective’ measure to tackle childhood mortality (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - August 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nigeria:Why Pneumonia, Diarrhoea Persist in Nigeria
[Leadership] The prevalence of ailments such as pneumonia and diarrhoea in Nigeria has been linked to the inability of state governments to domesticate Amoxicillin dispersible tablet and Co-Pack Zinc tablet/Low Osmolality Oral Rehydration Solution for the treatment of the diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Aloe vera is a gentle aphrodisiac that enhances libido
(Natural News) Aloe vera is a plant that has a multitude of uses across the world. For instance, Nigerian locals often turn to aloe vera as a treatment for stomach ulcers, constipation, eczema, and so much more. Its application as an aphrodisiac has been gaining traction and, as shown in a study published in BMC Complementary... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:9 in 10 People With Hepatitis Don't Even Know It
[Daily Trust] Lagos -The Women in Hepatitis Africa hopes to train at least 50,000 champions against the disease 2030, starting with 10,000 in the next two years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Dangote, Gates Partner Govt to Improve Nutrition
[Leadership] The federal government and food processing companies have announced new food fortification commitments to improve the country's nutrition, health and economic development. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Petrolex, Kanu Heart Foundation Partner to Raise Funds for Open-Heart Surgeries
[This Day] Nigeria's leading oil& gas firm, Petrolex, has partnered Kanu Heart Foundation as title sponsor of the foundation's upcoming legends' charity football game, tagged the Petrolex Kanu Cup, which will hold in London on September 30, 2018 at The Hive Stadium, home of Barnet FC. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Health Minister Advocates Six Months Maternity Leave
[Premium Times] The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has assured Nigerians that his ministry will collaborate with the Ministry of Labour and Productivity to increase maternity leave from four to six months. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Wellahealth Partners 1,000 Community Pharmacies On Rapid Malaria Care
[This Day] Abuja -The WellaHealth has introduced an innovative service that provides rapid malaria care service to the public at an affordable rate in partnership to almost 1,000 community pharmacies in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news