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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),

Mentally Aware Initiative (MANI) Is Changing How Mental Health Is Perceived In Nigeria

Mental health disorders in Nigeria are widespread. The federal neuropsychiatric hospital in Lagos estimates that 21 million Nigerians suffer from mental illnesses excluding about 30 million unreported cases. Still there is significant neglect of mental health in the country, and those who evidently show symptoms are largely stigmatized. African Health

Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Superbug spreading Worldwide

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that an untreatable strain of gonorrhea is spreading worldwide after the superbug was discovered in at least three people. The bug is said to be “very smart,” evolving to develop resistance to antibiotics every time a new one is used against it. It is estimated that 78 million people

Career-Oriented African Women Should Make Health and Wellness a Priority

  April is National Minority Health Month, and while we know the dismal statistics regarding diabetes, heart disease, cancer and other common illnesses that affect Black women, one thing we often fail to consider is the dramatic impact work can have on one’s health. According to a recent study, women need more

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