232 Secondary Schools Students Get Scholarships in Benue


Makurdi — Two hundred and thirty two students from 10 secondary schools in Benue state have been awarded 4+ scholarships for excelling in different categories. Out of this number, 161 are females, while the remaining 71 are males. (more…)


Implementing and Measuring the Level of Laboratory Service Integration in a Program Setting in Nigeria

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The surge of donor funds to fight HIV&AIDS epidemic inadvertently resulted in the setup of laboratories as parallel structures to rapidly respond to the identified need. However these parallel structures are a threat to the existing fragile laboratory systems. Laboratory service integration is critical to remedy this situation. This paper describes an approach to quantitatively measure and track integration of HIV-related laboratory services into the mainstream laboratory services and highlight some key intervention steps taken, to enhance service integration. (more…)


World Standard Diagnostic Laboratory Established in Cross River State


Holy family Catholic Hospital (HFCH) Ikom is a faith based facility supported by the USAID funded SIDHAS project to provide comprehensive HIV/AIDS services to the people of Ikom in Cross River State and congruent communities in Cameroon. The two hundred and sixty six (266) bed facility with maternity, female, male, children, amenity ward, eye clinic, theatre and laboratory was built in 1950. With the activation of comprehensive HIV/AIDS services by FHI 360 and partners, with funding from PEPFAR through USAID, the facility has been able to provide the needed services for all cases presenting at the facility. (more…)


World Food Day – OCT 16

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World Food Day is a day of action against hunger.

World Food Day is a day of action against hunger. On October 16, people around the world come together to declare their commitment to eradicate hunger in our lifetime. Because when it comes to hunger, the only acceptable number in the world is zero. (more…)