About Us

Sexual Health Concerns for Commercial Sex Workers (SHCCSW) is a multidisciplinary research group drawn from the various Universities, Faculties, Departments, Units, and health institutions within the Southern Nigeria. Our Motto is promoting dignity and wellness of sexual gates, which is our driving force embodies in research. For the past few years the SHCCSW has been actively involved in the following:

  • Cervical lesion screening for the Commercial Sex Workers (CSWs) within the Southern Nigeria and environs
  • Epidemiology of cervical lesions amongst the CSWs in a particular locality
  • Sensitization of the CSWs of the impending dangers associated with it
  • Maintaining the sexual health of CSWs within the confines of Edo State
  • Enlightening campaigns on the effects of commercial sex work on the female sexual gates
  • Organizing seminars and health talk on the misuse of the female sexual gates
  • Briefing and impartation of good moral values to the CSWs
  • Educating the younger girls in public schools on peer group influences that lead to commercial sex work
  • Medical Laboratory investigation 
  • Social  health work
  • Culture and communication
  • Biostatistics and bioinformatics
  • Community services, e.g., supervising proper environmental clean-up brothels where commercial sex activities take place

The SHCCSW is yet to metamorphose from being a research group into a full blown independent and free consultancy center (incorporating care and wellness into research), having her own facilities and laboratory equipment. At the moment, all research related activities are conducted in the Department of Medical Laboratory Science, University of Benin, Nigeria in conjunction with the Histopathology Laboratory of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital. All thanks to the Management of the University and the Teaching Hospital for the provision of a state-of-the-art laboratory equipment in the University and Hospital respectively. Subsequent molecular activities are referred to SNP Molecular Genetics Diagnostic & Research Centre, Mulund West, Mumbai, India where we already established an excellent collaborative understanding.

PARTNER LABORATORY FOR MOLECULAR STUDIES

SNP Molecular Genetics Diagnostic & Research Centre, Mulund West, Mumbai, India