JAPIN Pledges Better Reportage on eMTCT, Calls For Better Funding

JAPIN Pledges Better Reportage on eMTCT, Calls For Better Funding

Nigerian Journalists have resolved to report and promote issues bordering on the Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV.

At a 3-day workshop organized by the Journalists Alliance for the Prevention of Mother to Child Transimission of HIV/Aids (JAPIN) in Calabar, Cross River State, the journalists drawn from various media organizations across the country called on government to make available accurate data to aid in the reportage of issues.

They expressed dissatisfaction at the fact that sometimes, government officials are unavailable when specific data is needed for particular stories, prompting them to search for and use information sourced from the internet.

One of the workshop facilitators, an HIV/AIDS Specialist and a senior representative of UNICEF, Dr Abiola Davies urged journalists to read wide, get accurate data on issues of PMTCT/eMTCT and attend training workshops where there are clear evidences that can give credence to their reports on HIV/AIDS.

The National Coordinator of JAPIN and Health Editor with Vanguard Newspapers, Mr Sola Ogundipe enjoined Journalists to network with their peers and utilize the advantages of the information available on the internet and the social media to stay abreast of happenings in reporting on issues of PMTCT.

The workshop had over 40 journalists drawn from media organizations across Nigeria.

A German White Woman With An Insane Chemical Tan Insists She Is Now “Black”

A German White Woman With An Insane Chemical Tan Insists She Is Now “Black”

Evidently, the transracial desperation—truly a puzzling mindset in and of itself—is real out in these streets. Shout out to Rachel Dolezal for setting the precedent for people to swap out the privilege their birth skin affords them and slip into minority races like a shiny new outfit. Perhaps now would be good a time as any t0 connect with her sister in trans-race, Martina Adam, a German woman and “aspiring model” who has been turning heads all the way across the pond.

For a while, Adam’s larger than life breast enhancements  were the conversation starters, but now it is her deep coffee skin, the best chemically enhanced skin money could buy. “This medical treatment increased my body’s melatonin production,” she wrote on her Facebook page, where she goes by “Martina Big.” “I love my new ebony look very much. Therefore, I’m currently testing various things to emphasize my exotic look.”

What started off as an intense tanning project earlier in the year has become a full claim of a (fetishized) new identity. “My transformation to a black woman continues,” wrote in May. “I already bought me beautiful, long black natural hair, with afro curls. Soon I let my blond hair colour change into black and get African curls in my hair. Then comes the hair extensions with African natural hair. After that I have an appointment with my surgeon.”

Fast forward to now in June, where Adam has encountered so many travel issues “as a black woman” that she has now decided to get a new passport to reflect her new life. “I’m a black girl with black hair, so I have to change very soon my passport,” she says in the video, from her hotel room in Romania.

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Experts Want Nigeria To Adopt Cuba’s Model For Elimination of Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV

Experts Want Nigeria To Adopt Cuba’s Model For Elimination of Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV

Medical experts have suggested that Nigeria should adopt the model used by Cuba to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV, saying this could also help redress the incidence of deaths associated with childbirth.

The experts, in separate interviews suggested a comprehensive model that seeks to identify, initiate and sustain appropriate Antiretroviral therapies for pregnant women living with HIV among other suggestions.

Story by Chioma Umeha (Independent)

Nigeria Begins Yam Export To Europe, U.S. June 29

Nigeria Begins Yam Export To Europe, U.S. June 29

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, has said the country will commence yam exports to Europe and america on June 29.

He said 72 tonnes of yam would be exported on the said date.

A statement by the Special Assistant to the minister (Media), Dr. Olukayode Oyeleye, in Abuja on Thursday, said Ogbeh disclosed this at a meeting with members of the Committee on Nigeria Yam Export Programme.

The minister said the inauguration of the yam export would be done at the Apapa Port and would be exported in three containers of 24 tonnes each.

According to him, one container will be exported to the United Kingdom, while the other two will be taken to the United States.

The minister appealed to the Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service to reduce inspection charges on export produce to encourage more exporters and enable the country become competitive in the export market.