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Radio Report: Government’s E-waste intervention

Nigeria will in the next two years build an electronic waste or E-waste recycling system to serve as model for E-waste management in Africa and the world at large. This follows the inception of Federal Government’s Extended Producers Responsibility (EPR) programme which, among others, mandates manufacturers and importers to be responsible for the management of wastes from their products. At ...

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110 women die daily in Nigeria – UNFPA

Maternal health

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has said that no fewer than 110 women die daily in Nigeria as a result of pregnancy related causes. Pregnancy related issues lead to the death of 110 women daily inNigeria The fund disclosed this on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 through its Programme Coordinator and Head of Office, Madam Maryama Darboe, in her goodwill ...

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WHO offers new tool, sets target to accelerate action against antimicrobial resistance

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 launched a global campaign urging governments to adopt a tool to reduce the spread of antimicrobial resistance, adverse events and costs. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images The AWaRe tool was developed by the WHO Essential Medicines List to ...

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To conserve or not to conserve forests: Time for a Ghanaian referendum

Nana Akufo-Addo

The current moves to mine bauxite at the Atewa Range Forest Reserve has sparked informal animated discussions among biodiversity experts, academia, activists, civil society members, timber operators and concerned individuals, some of whom are calling for a national referendum on Ghana’s Globally Significant Biodiversity Areas (GSBAs). President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana According to the proponents, the need for a national ...

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Climate change: UN enlists chefs to lead in campaign for sustainable food

Chefs

Chefs from around the world helped the United Nations kick-off a new campaign on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 – Sustainable Gastronomy Day – that aims to engage people in the global effort to tackle climate change through healthy and sustainable food choices. Chefs Leading chefs are spearheading the challenge and provide inspiration by presenting their own creations which will be ...

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Sustainable medical practices could be answer to Nigeria’s healthcare woes

Health care

It’s estimated that 94 percent of Nigeria’s population is exposed to air pollution levels exceeding World Health Organisation guidelines. In 2012, around seven million people died from diseases related to indoor and outdoor pollution alone. The healthcare industry plays a crucial role in addressing the health effects of environmental hazards, but can make an even bigger impact by curbing pollution through sustainable, cost-effective ...

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Rotary announces $100m to eradicate polio

Polio

Rotary is giving $100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year. Polio immunisation in Nigeria. Photo credit: comminit.com The funding comes as Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) address the final – and most pressing – challenges to ending poliovirus ...

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Expert raises concern over mercury dental amalgam

mercury

A dental health expert, Prof. Godwin Arotiba, says there are ongoing efforts by dental health practitioners to phase out mercury in dental amalgam, a tooth decay filling material in Nigeria. Some countries have banned mercury use in dentistry, as mercury-free dental filling materials are often comparable or said to be superior in performance Arotiba, the Immediate Past Dean, Faculty of ...

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Food Safety Day: Expert urges adoption of proper food hygiene

Food hygiene

The Nigerian Chapter of World Safety Organisation (WSO) on Thursday, June 6, 2019 advised people to keep everything that should come in contact with food in the home clean always to prevent food borne diseases. Food hygiene Mr Sean Nwaogu, Lagos State Head of Operations and Head Trainer, gave the advice as he spoke on the commemoration of the first-ever ...

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Govt, activists march to sensitise public on tobacco laws

Tobacco rally Abuja

The Federal Ministry of Health and civil society organisations on Monday, June 3, 2019 carried out a public sensitisation on Abuja streets and the popular Wuse Market with a message that violators of the National Tobacco Control (NTC) Act will face fines or jail terms. The Abuja Tobacco rally The march which was organised by the ministry in conjunction with ...

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