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Nigeria: National HIV Prevalence drops to 1.4 per cent

Results of a new survey released today by the Government of Nigeria indicate a national HIV prevalence in Nigeria of 1.4% among adults aged 15–49 years. Previous estimates had indicated a national HIV prevalence of 2.8%. UNAIDS and the National Agency for the Control of AIDS estimate that there are 1.9 million...

Sleeping In on Weekends May Not Repay Sleep ‘Debt’

People who are sleep-deprived during the week often try to make up for it on weekends. But a new study suggests the tactic may backfire. Researchers found that weekday sleep loss had negative effects on people's metabolism -- and "catch-up" sleep on the weekend did not reverse it.

Nearly half of childhood cancers worldwide undiagnosed

Nearly half of all childhood cancers are not being diagnosed globally, according to a new modeling study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study found that, in 2015, there were 397,000 cases of childhood cancer worldwide, but only 224,000 were diagnosed. And if health systems around the world don’t...

Malaria vaccine implementation to start in March

Phase implementation of malaria vaccine is expected to begin in selected districts in three regions across the country in March this year. RTS,S/AS01 is the world’s first malaria vaccine that has been shown to provide partial protection against malaria in young children in large-scale clinical testing, according to the...

NGOs donate medical equipment worth USD 175,000 to health facilities in Lambussie district

Two Non-Governmental Organizations based in Ghana and the USA respectively;Comprehensive Care Foundation (CCF) and Medplus Connect have collaborated to donate medical equipment and consumables worth USD 175,000.00 to the Lambussie District Health Directorate in the Upper West region of Ghana. The donation was to assist in improving access to quality...