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Female Genital Mutilation in Nigeria – An Interview

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) continuously rises as a topic of focus in the world today. People are speaking up in the bus to reduce child mortalities resulting from different cases of infant circumcision. We spoke with Ademola Adebisi, a Community health professional, who runs Value Reorientation for Community Enhancement (VARCE),

An interview with Oghenekaro Omu – Providing free sanitary aid for underprivileged girls in Nigeria

In a lot of developing countries, women and girls feel self-conscious when it comes to discussing pretty much anything related to menstruation. Young girls speak about sanitary hygiene only in relatively safe spaces. According to a 2016 UNICEF report, one in ten girls in Sub Saharan Africa misses school during her

Nigerians and Yoga – 3 Yogis speak with African Health Magazine

Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. There is a broad variety of yoga schools, practices, and goals in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. The number of Nigerians interested in Yoga has increased in recent times as the pursuit for fitness has

Yellow Fever in Nigeria, 4 things you need to know

Lola writes for African Health Magazine: As a light skinned kid, a most common nickname I had was “Yellow Fever”. At the time, it didn’t really bother me because the “Yellow” part was what people in Nigeria equated light skin with. However, when I did learn about this disease, I realized

5 things you need to know about Cervical Cancer

January 2018 is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Cervical cancer occurs when abnormal cells on the cervix (lower part of the uterus that opens into the vagina) grow out of control. Symptoms include vaginal bleeding, pelvic pain and pain during sexual intercourse/dyspareunia. Below are 5 things you need to know: Caused by HPV Human Papillomavirus