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Blood

Blood Donors as Life Savers

Thursday, June 22, 2017

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world recently to mark this year’s World Blood Donor Day, Martins Ifijeh writes on the need for Nigerians to imbibe the culture of voluntary blood donation
 
In many parts of the world, pregnancy is considered a beautiful thing.It is every woman’s dream to bring forth a child into the world. In fact, the pride of a baby bump is flaunted at every opportunity, even on social media because women in such climes are almost certain they will give birth safely. After all, pregnancy is not a disease, but a blessing.

Jigawa communities donates N.4m blood test kits

Jigawa State
Friday, December 16, 2016

The Garingabas Local Health Committee in Malammadori Local Government Council of Jigawa has donated blood test kits worth more than N400, 000 to the Garin Gabas clinic.
 
The Chairman of the committee, Malam Nura Mu’azu, made this known on Friday in Malammadori, while presenting the items to the Director, Primary Health Care Department of the council, Alhaji Lawan Garba.
 
Mu’azu said the kits were donated in order to improve diagnostic and other medical services at the Garingabas clinic.
 

Nigeria accounts for over 25 % of new HIV child infections

Friday, November 25, 2016

Nigeria accounts for more than a quarter of all new Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) infections among children globally and only half of pregnant women living with the virus are tested for the disease.
 
A new report by the Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS) titled “Get on the fast track: The life-cycle approach to HIV” published yesterday noted that testing remains a major issue.
 

Anaemia affects 50 percent of pregnant women in Nigeria - Prof. Ojengbede

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

About 50 percent of pregnant women across the country are currently suffering from anaemia due to shortage and lack of good food suitable for their health during pregnancy, a professor of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Oladosu Ojengbede has said.
 
This shortage of food with nutrients and vitamins due to high level of poverty and economic hardship currently biting hard on the country, has also resulted in the alarming rate of maternal mortality and morbidity compared to other countries of the world.