130 000 African Children Contracted HIV In 2017–UN Agencies

Around 130, 000 children and adolescents became newly infected with HIV in western and central Africa in 2017, making the number of persons living with the condition to reach 800, 000 that year, said agencies of the United Nations (UN). The UNAIDS, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), who […]

U.S.To Fight HIV With $100m, Partners Religious Groups

Tayo Olanipekun Vice President Michael Pence has said the United States government will invest $100 million to address key gaps toward achieving HIV epidemic control. He made the announcement on Thursday, adding that the government, through its President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), would leverage the “unique capacities and compassion” of faith-based organizations and […]

Over 67,000 Persons receiving HIV Treatment In Lagos—Commissioner

The Lagos state government has said about 67,763 persons are currently undergoing Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) treatment care in the state as against the 64,000 it had as of June last year. The state Commissioner for Health Dr. Jide Idris, who revealed this at the on-going ministerial briefing in Lagos State, said its Malaria, HIV […]

Senate seeks verification of HIV cure claim

The Senate Committee on Primary Healthcare, Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases on Tuesday urged the National Primary Health Care Development Agency to authenticate the claim of Prof. Maduike Ezeibe of having a cure for HIV. The Chairman of the Committee, Sen. Mao Ohuabunwa, made the call during the agency’s budget defence in Abuja. Ezeibe, a researcher in Veterinary Medicine at […]

Nigeria contending with heavy burden of colon cancer, says SOGHIN

  Diseases such as colorectal cancer, liver cancer, helicobacter pyloris and other infections that occur in the gastrointestinal(GI) tract are usually not easy to detect when looking out for signs and symptoms. And even when the symptoms are obvious its often too late to treat. That is the situation in our hospitals at the moment […]