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World AIDS Day: Access to HIV treatment still a challenge

THE need for affirmative action and essential support in educating Nigerians about the HIV and AIDS epidemic while ensuring greater protection for pregnant women and children from HIV transmission, coupled with enablement of greater financial resources for Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) and improved access to HIV treatment remain key issues in Nigeria even as the country joins the rest of the world to mark the 11th World AIDS Day (WAD) today.

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NAFDAC makes case for trado-medicine

THE reluctance of herbal medicine practitioners and inadequate coordination of their activities have been identified as being largely responsible for non-integration of herbal medicine into the nation’s health care system. Director General of the National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Dr. Paul Orhii, who disclosed this in a paper presention at a symposium by Pax Herbal Clinic and Research Laboratories in Enugu opined that even though use of traditional and herbal medicines is widespread in the country,its integration into the national healthcare system had remained problematic.

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