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World Contraception Day : Seeking To Reverse Nigeria’s Family Planning Stagnation

By Dimos Sakellaridis It’s shocking that after many years of family planning promotion in Nigeria, the percentage of married women using modern contraception is only 9.8 percent (Nigeria Demographic & Health Survey 2013). That figure hardly changed from the 9.7 percent recorded five years previously. That’s lower than all countries in West Africa except Gambia, […]

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Sokoto To Administer Malaria Drugs To 1.8m Kids

In a bid to mitigate the effect of malaria infection across Sokoto state, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has flagged off the house-to-house campaign for the administration of preventive drugs which targets estimated 1.8 million kids. Speaking in Isa LGA of the state during the flag off, Tambuwal said “government has adopted many strategies in solving […]