About Us

Sexual Health Concerns for Commercial Sex Workers (SHCCSW) is a multidisciplinary research group from various Universities, Departments, and health institutions in Nigeria. Our Motto is promoting dignity and wellness of the sexual gate, which is our driving force embodies in research. For the past years the SHCCSW has been actively involved in the following:
Cervical lesion screening of the Commercial Sex Workers (CSWs) within
Southern Nigeria and environs
Epidemiology of cervical lesions amongst the CSWs in a particular locality
Sensitization of the CSWs of the impending dangers of the illicit
and unprotected sexual practices
Maintaining the sexual health of CSWs within the confines of Benin City
Enlighten campaigns on the effect of commercial sex works on female
sexual gate
Managing and reformation of the CSWs in Nigeria
Organizing seminars and health talk on the misuse of the female sexual
Briefing and impartation of good moral values to the CSWs
Educating the younger girls in public schools on peer group influences
that may lead to commercial sex work
Medical Laboratory investigation (cytology)
Social health work
Culture and communication
Community services e.g. supervision of the environmental clean-up of brothels used for commercial sex activities e.t c
The SHCCSW is yet to metamorphose from a research group to a comprehensive research center, having her facilities and laboratory equipment. At the moment, all our research related activities are conducted in the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, University of Benin, Nigeria; all thanks to the management of the University for the Provision of state-of-the-art laboratory equipment in the Department. Molecular activities are also conducted at the TWAS sponsored Research Laboratory of the Department while the advanced investigations are carried out at SNP Molecular Genetics Diagnostic & Research Centre, Mulund West, Mumbai, India where we already established an excellent collaborative understanding.