No religion is against contraceptives – Group tells Nigerians

The Marie Stopes International Organization of Nigeria, MSION, has insisted that no religion stops women from using contraceptives and family planning methods. MSION, a non-governmental organization, stated that family planning should be seen as a life-saving measure and not religious or cultural crime. While, speaking yesterday in Abuja, the organization’s …

Sixteen died in Bauchi over Yellow Fever outbreak

No fewer than 16 out of 20 confirmed cases, has died over the outbreak of Yellow Fever in Bauchi State, this happened as a result of rejection of vaccination by some citizens in the state. The Executive Chairman of the Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BSPHCDA), Dr. Rilwanu …

Good to know: Trypanosomiasis caused by tsetse fly no longer public health challenge – NITR

The Director-General, Nigerian Institute for Trypanosomiasis Research (NITR) Kaduna, Dr. Augustine Igweh, says Trypanosomiasis is no longer a public health problem in Nigeria due to surveillance activities and advanced technology. Trypanosomiasis is a sleeping sickness in humans and animals. It is transmitted by an insect called tsetse fly. Igweh said …