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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Worry over mother-to-child HIV transmission

HIV-AIDS

Against the backdrop of the World AIDS Day 2014, Development Communications (DevComs) Network and its partners on the NOTAGAIN Campaign urge the Nigerian government to save women and children’s lives by adequately investing in prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PTMCT) and maternal health care for a healthy nation. This appeal is premised on the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) recommendation in the Global ...

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COP 20: Delegates urged to adopt new climate course

Seven Greenpeace activists on Sunday, November 30, 2014 projected the message “Act for the climate! Go solar!” onto the hill of Wayna Picchu to mark the beginning of the end of coal- and oil-driven economies. As the UN climate summit gets underway in Lima, Greenpeace is asking decision-makers attending the 20th session of Conference of the Parties (COP 20) to ...

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Nigeria evaluates 23-year-old National Policy on Environment

Twenty-three years after it was first formulated in 1991 and 15 years after its revision in 1999, Nigeria has embarked on the process of reviewing the National Policy on Environment (NPE) blueprint. The endeavour is informed by the fact that the existing policy document is outdated, in the light of the emergence in recent years of topical issues that require ...

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Reports link US health challenges to GM crop, mobile tech, others

A new study has exposed the risks of genetic contamination from GM crop pollen. Results from 10 years of monitoring finds that the EU 20-30 meter buffer zone recommended to protect against genetic contamination from Bt maize crops is well below the distances pollen is able to travel. Authors conclude that a buffer zone of 1 km is needed if ...

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