In an effort to stem cases of diarrhoea outbreak in Nigeria, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in conjunction with Society for Family Health (SFH) has been working to end diarrhoea in children through its Expanded Social Marketing Project in Nigeria (ESMPN). According to USAID, diarrhoea prevalence rate in Nigeria is 18.8 per […]
Condoms have become widely accepted in Nigeria as a means of sexual disease prevention and as a means of contraception. Though condoms have existed in Nigeria for many years, it became popular in the 1990’s when the HIV/AIDS scourge became an issue in the country. It also gained traction when the Nigerian government was canvassing […]
Cape Town – South Africa’s Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has announced that the government will be distributing multi-flavoured condoms in a bid to increase condom usage among the youth. They will be available in strawberry, banana and grape and it will also be brightly coloured. “I hope that you find this condom more appealing and […]
Dr Ernest Nwokolo, Director, Global Fund Malaria programmes, Society for Family Health (SFH), said on Thursday that consistent usage of Long Lasting Insecticide Nets (LLINs) would reduce malaria incidence by 50 per cent. Nwokolo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that eradicating the malaria epidemic in Nigeria was of absolute importance. “Malaria […]
In other to sustain the fight against malaria in the country, Society for Family Health (SFH), the Principal recipient to oversee the Global Fund interim grant implementation, has flagged off the distribution of of Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) to Nigeria, Ekiti and Akwa Ibom States. According to a statement by the Society for Family […]
The first case of Ebola in the United States was diagnosed in Texas. Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention took to the airwaves to assure the public that there is no risk of widespread infection. Read the full article on CNN International.
Ecobank Group and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria have said they are expanding a partnership to include South Sudan after collaborating since 2011 on capacity-building programmes for Global Fund implementers in Cote d’Ivoire and Nigeria.
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has announced a $5 million commitment in support of efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. In addition, the CDC Foundation has announced a $1 million donation from healthcare services provider Hospital Corporation of America to provide urgently needed supplies and equipment for emergency responders working in […]
With the world’s eyes already turning toward Nigeria and Boko Hiram’s kidnapping of almost 300 girls, the World Economic Forum on Africa opened today in the capital, Abuja. With young and rapidly growing populations, many countries in Africa face important challenges and opportunities in the years ahead. World population exceeded 7 billion in 2011, is […]
Nigeria has been listed as one of the several countries that benefited from Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) 7 billion litres of clean drinking water delivered through the company’s global non-profit Children’s Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) programme. According a statement signed and released by Lisa Popyk of P&G Global Sustainability Communications from the global headquarters of […]