Even when performed by a trained healthcare professional, female genital mutilation is not safe. Nigeria currently bears the burden for the largest number of FGM cases worldwide despite current legislation banning FGM. Dolapo Olaniyan, project lead of the EndFGM Initiative writes on the dangers of FGM and action to end FGM in Nigeria.
Adequate and appropriate information on Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) including HIV/AIDS, is fundamentally important to a healthy and productive life, especially for young people. As young people grow, they face important decisions about relationships, sexuality, and their sexual behaviours. The decisions they make can impact their health and well-being for the rest of their lives. Young people have the right to lead healthy lives and society has the responsibility to prepare them by providing them with comprehensive sexual health education that gives them the tools they need to make healthy decisions.
Wale is a young guy, enterprising, hardworking and single. He goes house hunting and met with the Landlord, paperwork is done and he gets the apartment.
I am a young woman, enterprising, hardworking and single. I went house hunting and met with the Landlord, he denies me of getting the apartment because I am a single woman.
HACEY Health Initiative has consistently over the past 10 years contributed positively to the health outcomes of Nigerians. We have given a great priority to women and children because of the impact of maternal and child mortality to the nation. Key issues such as maternal and child health, malaria, water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) are on top of our list, even as we work towards advancing the health outcomes of underprivileged Nigerians.
In almost every society of the world, gender inequality at various levels prevents women and girls from reaching their full potential. This is not only hinders the development of women and girls, it also prevents societies, especially in the developing world from reaching their full potential.
The GBCHealth’s Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa (CAMA) alongside the Private Sector Malaria Prevention Project (PSMP) at John Hopkins Center for Communication, UK Aid and the National Malaria Control Programme of the Ghana Health Services, have conferred the ‘Innovation Award’ on Access bank and other significant awards to four other organisations for their roles in combating malaria scourge on the continent.