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Healthcare experts clamour inter-professional collaboration


Against the backdrop of inter-professional rivalry in the health sector, which appears to have become divisive, unhealthy, and a distraction to healthcare professionals, the Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy, in partnership with the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, has taken up a campaign to bridge the seemingly widening gap. At a symposium held recently in Lagos and themed: “Health of the Nation ...

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Global momentum building on peatlands research for climate change


Peatlands have so far been underestimated in global climate change negotiations, but this is starting to change. Discussions alongside the UNFCCC Bonn Climate Change Conference last week showed an increasing interest in the carbon dynamics of these critical landscapes, and their potential contribution to climate change mitigation and adaptation. The Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and partners held a ...

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No new GCF money under Trump – U.S. diplomat

Trigg Talley

A top U.S. diplomat has said that America will no longer deliver money to help poor countries deal with the impacts of climate change. The decision is no surprise domestically. Republicans have long made clear that the Green Climate Fund (GCF) won’t see another dime of U.S. money under the Trump administration. But the comments of U.S. Deputy Special Envoy ...

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Over 1.2m adolescents die yearly, says WHO


More than 3,000 adolescents die every day, totalling 1.2 million deaths a year, from largely preventable causes, according to a new report from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and its partners. In 2015, more than two-thirds of these deaths occurred in low- and middle-income countries in Africa and South-East Asia. Road traffic injuries, lower respiratory infections, and suicide are the ...

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Ghana: Independent Forest Monitoring will strengthen legal compliance, say experts

Independent Forest Monitoring

Despite Africa’s dwindling forest resources over the years, institutions and organisations continue to evolve strategies to salvage the integrity of what is left of the continent’s forests.  One of the strategies being applied now is the Independent Forest Monitoring (IFM). The IFM is a strategy for addressing one of the identified drivers of deforestation, which is the weak or non-enforcement ...

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Images: Enviromentalists transform to eggheads

Rose Gidado

Senior officials in environmental science-related establishments are giving their careers a boost. In what looks like a win-win situation for the upliftment of the environment, a handful of managers and directors, who decided to return to the classrooms, have emerged Doctorate degree holders. While wishing them the best in their respective endeavours, EnviroNews celebrates these brave and determined officers.   ...

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ILO, UNFCCC team up to boost climate action


An agreement to promote decent work and a ‘just transition’ of the workforce towards sustainable economies and societies for all has been signed by the UN’s labour and climate change organisations. The move follows the adoption and entry-into-force of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate agreement that aims to deliver a climate stable future ...

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Cross River COBRA scheme seeks to curb threat to Okpon rainforest


A Community Based Rainforest Action (COBRA) project is being implemented by an organisation known as NGO Coalition for Environment (NGOCE) with Goldman Environmental Foundation and Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco as sponsors and partners. The NGOCE, being a frontline environmental outfit in Cross River State, is noteable for its invaluable contribution to conservation. In her resoluteness with policy direction ...

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Meningitis kills eight in Kaduna


The Kaduna State Government says it has recorded eight deaths since the outbreak of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis (CSM) was reported in parts of the country in January. Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. Paul Dogo, confirmed this when he spoke with newsmen in Kaduna on Monday, May 15, 2017. Dogo said that the state had recorded the eight deaths ...

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Our commitment to Nigeria remains strong – Shell


Shell remains strongly committed to the development of Nigeria, Osagie Okunbor, Country Chair, Shell Companies in Nigeria said in Lagos, while announcing that The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) operated Joint Venture alone contributed $29 billion to the Nigerian purse between 2012 and 2016. Also in 2016, the royalties and corporate taxes paid by Shell Companies in ...

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