UNICEF: Babies At Risk Of Contracting HIV

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has revealed that about six thousand (6,000) newborns in Kaduna State may be at risk of contracting HIV in 2019 if elimination of Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV interventions is not implemented.

HIV Prevalence In Geo-Political Zones Of Nigeria

According to Nigeria HIV and AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS), 2018 as revealed by Professor Isaac Adewole, Minister of Health, while giving an overview of NAIIS on Thursday, the 14th of March, 2019 in Abuja, informed that the South-South has a prevalence rate of 3.1 percent, making it the highest compared with the other regions of the country.

President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) and Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) advanced Cancer treatment center on Saturday in Idi Araba, Lagos. According to NAN, the cancer center was established to provide proper tertiary healthcare for Nigerian Cancer patients.

Liberia Uncovers Ebola In Bats

Following a routine test by scientists of the Health Ministry in Liberia, the Country's health ministry on Thursday announced that the deadly Ebola virus has been found in a bat. Making the disclosure in Monrovia, the Director General of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL), Tolbert Nyenswah asserted that Zaire Ebola virus was detected in one bat.

The numbers of individuals whom got infected with lassa fever since the beginning of year 2019 has rose to two hundred and thirteen (213) this week, out of which 42 of them have died. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) declared the outbreak of the disease after sixty persons were confirmed to have contracted the disease from across the eight states in the first two weeks of January, 2019 alone.

Continuous Skin Bleaching Risks Cancer And Kidney- Related Diseases

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has advised Nigerians against the use of bleaching or “whitening” chemicals because they are precursors to cancer and kidney malfunction, among others.

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