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UNFPA Pledges More Support As Nigeria Loses 2,300 Children And 145 Women Daily

UNFPA Pledges More Support As Nigeria Loses 2,300 Children And 145 Women Daily

As Nigeria loses about 2,300 under five-year olds and 145 women of childbearing age daily, the United Nations International Children Education Fund (UNICEF) has renewed its commitment to support the Nigerian health sector towards improving maternal and child health. To this end, it plans to strengthen immunisation and revitalisation of primary healthcare system in the […]

African Women In Business Need To  Break The Glass Ceiling- Africa CEO Forum

African Women In Business Need To Break The Glass Ceiling- Africa CEO Forum

Even though women make up a little over half of Africa’s growing population, they have had little, albeit increasing, involvement in power and strategic decision-making. As part of the African Women in Business initiative launched at this year’s Africa CEO Forum, a high-level panel of female leaders gathered to discuss barriers to women climbing the […]

In The News: The Gene Mutation Behind Female Infertility Identified

In The News: The Gene Mutation Behind Female Infertility Identified

Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have uncovered a gene mutation that may provide answers to unexplained female infertility. Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in the US found that women with mutations that lead to loss-of-function of some of the genes of the NLRP family can fail to reproduce for reasons that may include […]

In The News: Study Finds That Touch Shapes Early Experience Of Preterm Babies

In The News: Study Finds That Touch Shapes Early Experience Of Preterm Babies

Newborn babies experience the world through touch. Now, researchers who have measured the brain responses of 125 infants — including babies who were born prematurely and others who went full-term — show that a baby’s earliest experiences of touch have lasting effects on the way their young brains respond to gentle touch when they go […]