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Male contraceptive stops sperm not hormones

 

A new study published today in the journal PLOS ONE details how a compound called EP055 binds to sperm proteins to significantly slow the overall mobility of the sperm without affecting hormones, making EP055 a potential "male pill" without side effects.

"Simply put [...]

Sun, 10 March 2019


Why family planning voucher ideal for poor women - Olaolorun

To improve the health of Nigerian women of reproductive age of 15 – 49, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Community Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan-Nigeria and a Co-principal Investigator for Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020/Nigeria, Dr. Funmilola O [...]

Sat, 09 March 2019


HIV: Family based approach, identification point for adolescents

To intensify HIV response for adolescents and young people, a new project is using family based and index case finding approaches as an entry point to identify adolescent and young people, AYP, living with HIV in Lagos state.

The project was initiated in response to the 2016 National Adolescent [...]

Mon, 25 February 2019


309 Nigerian communities abandon FGM -UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, said over 309 communities in Nigeria have publicly declared their abandonment of female genital mutilation, FGM, in 2018.

Country Representative in Nigeria, Mohamed Fall, made the disclosure to commemorate the International Day of Zero Tolerance [...]

Sat, 09 February 2019


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 [...]

Sat, 09 February 2019


Lagos State Domesticates Nutrition Policy

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lagos State Committee on Food and Nutrition in conjunction with Civil Society Scaling-Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN) has domesticated the National Policy on Food and Nutrition.

Sat, 09 February 2019


Awareness creation key to increasing health insurance programme

The Executive Secretary, Oyo State Health Insurance Agency, OYSHIA, Dr Olusola Akande, has called for increased awareness among Oyo citizens on social health insurance programme to enable them embrace the scheme.

Akande spoke to journalists at a two-day media dialogue on improving access and up [...]

Sat, 09 February 2019


Expert tasks women post-pregnancy family planning

To avoid unplanned pregnancies within the first 12 months following delivery or miscarriage inclusive of any pregnancy that does not result in a live birth, expert has urged women to take up Post Pregnancy Family Planning, PPFP.

At a media round table in Lagos organised by Development Communica [...]

Sat, 26 January 2019


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