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Malaria Day: A call for united action against malaria


With one month to go until World Malaria Day 2019, the RBM Partnership to End Malaria is mobilising leaders and citizens to work together towards a malaria-free world. The malaria-causing anopheles mosquito feeding on a victim Culminating in events in Paris on the April 25, this year’s World Malaria Day seeks to encourage as many people as possible across the ...

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Tuberculosis Day: Nigeria needs help to find, treat TB cases – DevComs

Isaac Adewole

As Nigeria joined the world to celebrate the 2019 World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on Sunday March 24, Development Communication Network (DevComs) has called on all Nigerians to protect their family members from the menace of the highly infectious disease. Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), TB kills 18 Nigerians every hour and 4,500 people ...

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Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction Report launched in Kenya

Professor Gerry Stimson

Public health experts from UK-based Knowledge∙Action∙Change recently visited Nairobi, Kenya to launch No Fire, No Smoke – The Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction 2018 (GSTHR), a landmark report on the worldwide availability, regulation, and use of lower-risk alternatives to tobacco, such as e-cigarettes (vapes), heat-not-burn devices, and Swedish snus (pasteurised oral tobacco). Professor Gerry Stimson, Director of Knowledge Action Change, launching the Global State of ...

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ERA flays Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction Report

tobacco smoking

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has joined in the worldwide condemnation of last week’s launch of The Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction Report in Lilongwe, the Malawian capital. Tobacco smoking At the launch of the initiative, the Malawi government announced that it was committed to promoting the implementation of policies, regulations and programmes aimed at ...

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Nutrition experts clamour adoption of open data to address challenges

Esther Omosa

Nutrition experts on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 called for adoption of open data system to help solve nutrition problems in Kenya. Esther Omosa The experts said that the use of open data would enable nutritionists get information on malnutrition from rural parts of Kenya in time and help lower the current 1.3 million children who are suffering. The experts call ...

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World Bank lauds Nigeria’s erosion, watershed management project

Alhaji Suleiman Hassan Zarma

The World Bank on Thursday, March 14, 2019 commended the staff and management of Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) for effectively executing the project to make it a success story in the country. Alhaji Suleiman Hassan Zarma, Minister of Environment Mrs Maria Savaf, the Bank’s Practice Manager, Department of Environment, made the commendation in Abuja when she made ...

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Human health threatened, UN report demands urgent actions to protect environment

Nigeria Population

What appears to be the most comprehensive and rigorous assessment on the state of the environment completed by the UN in the last five years was published on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, warning that damage to the planet is so dire that people’s health will be increasingly threatened unless urgent action is taken. Damage to the planet is so dire that people’s ...

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Nigeria ratifies tobacco protocol amid commendation

tobacco smoking

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has commended the federal government for ratifying the protocol to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products. According to scientists, tobacco smoking is dangerous to health With Nigeria’s depositing of the instrument of ratification at the World Health Organisation (WHO), it becomes the 51st country to ratify the treaty which was initiated in ...

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Lead poisoning: Artisanal mining and matters arising

Lead poisoning in Nigeria

On many occasions, stakeholders have criticised the activities of artisanal gold miners with an observation that they process their gold ores within areas where citizens, especially children, are exposed to lead-laden dust. Men work in the mines where they dig deep to find the rock and then crush these rocks to find the gold ore. Inside the rocks there is ...

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UN chief mourns Ethiopian Airlines crash victims

Ethiopian Airlines crash

UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has expressed sadness at the tragic loss of lives in the Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday near Addis Ababa. The site where an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed on March, 10, 2019. In a statement in New York by Mr Stephane Dujarric, his spokesman, Guterres conveyed his heartfelt sympathies and solidarity to the victims’ families and loved ...

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