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FCTA to immunise 1m children against polio, other diseases

Polio immunisation

The Federal Capital Territory Primary Health Care Development Board says it is targeting one million children in the territory to immunise against polio and other childhood diseases. Dr Mathew Ashikeni, the Executive Secretary of the Board, disclosed this at the inauguration of the 16th round of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Week in Abuja on Thursday, November 30, 2017. Ashikeni ...

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Proposed nuclear power station: Activists shutdown South Africa’s environment ministry


Greenpeace Africa and Earthlife Africa Jhb activists on Thursday, November 30, 2017 confronted the Department of Environmental Affairs of South Africa by blocking the main entrance to the Department ​with nuclear barrels. The activists made a public demand that the Department of Environmental Affairs withdraws the environmental authorisation that has been issued for a proposed nuclear power station at Duynefontein, ...

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Stakeholders reach consensus to upscale locally made clean cookstoves

Nigeria Clean Cooking Forum

The Federal Ministry of Environment and the Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cookstoves have resolved to continue to work on expanding access to clean cooking solutions in Nigeria. The legislative arm of government has also declared that it would work with the executive arm to ensure adequate legislation that supports small and medium scale clean cookstoves manufacture. These formed major outcomes ...

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TV Report: Early detection of breast cancer increases chances of survival

TV Report: Early detection of breast cancer increases chances of survival of infected person

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Severe drought, conflict displaced 32,000 in Somalia in October – UN

Displaced Somalians

About 32,000 people have been displaced by conflict and severe drought ravaging several parts of Somalia in October, the UN humanitarian agency said on Thursday, November 30, 2017. The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in its latest bulletin that this is a slight decline in the number of newly displaced people, compared to about 49,000 people ...

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Dry season farming: FAO to support 110,000 households in North-East

Suffyan Koroma

At least 110,000 households, comprising 700,000 people in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states, are to benefit from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) input support for the 2017/2018 dry season farming. The FAO Country Representative, Mr Suffyan Koroma, made this known on Thursday, November 30, 2017 in Yola, Adamawa State at the inauguration of FAO dry season input support programme. ...

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UNIDO urges government to implement policy on solid waste management

Jean Bakole

The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) on Thursday, November 30, 2017 urged the Federal Government to implement the National Policy on Solid Waste Management in the country. The UNIDO Country Representative, Mr Jean Bakole, made the appeal in Abuja at the National Stakeholders’ Workshop on the Review and Validation of Draft National Policy on Solid Waste Management in Nigeria. ...

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WE-Africa condemns slavery in Libya

Migrants in Libya sold into slavery

Members of Wellbeing Economy Africa Network (WE-Africa) rose from their meeting held in Pretoria, South Africa, November 27 to 29, 2017 with a strong call to put an end to modern day enslavement of migrants and refugees in Libya and for the prosecution of those complicit in the dehumanising acts for crimes against humanity. WE-Africa is an action-research alliance of ...

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Turkish Airlines pledges to curb illegal wildlife trade

Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines has signed the “United for Wildlife Buckingham Palace Declaration (UFW)”, pledging for zero-tolerance regarding the illegal wildlife trade. Indeed, the UFW, which was on the agenda of the 73rd International Air Transport Association (IATA) Annual General Meeting held in Cancun, Mexico last June, has been endorsed by 41 airline companies so far. The declaration, also signed by institutions such ...

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World AIDS Day: Group wants government commitment to health of Nigerians


A non-governmental organisation (NGO), APIN Public Health Initiative, has called on government at all levels to invest in the health of Nigerians by showing commitment to ownership and sustainability of HIV and AIDS response. Dr Prosper Okonkwo, the Chief Executive Officer of the NGO, said this on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 in Abuja, while briefing newsmen as part of activities ...

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