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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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Govt calls on Nigerians to support fight against tobacco

tobacco smoking

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Mr Abdullahi Mashi, has urged Nigerians to support the fight against tobacco to avert lung diseases and other tobacco-related conditions in the country. According to scientists, tobacco smoking is dangerous to health Mashi made the call in Abuja on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at the commemoration of 2019 World No Tobacco Day. This ...

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No Tobacco Day: Buhari urged to prioritise enforcement of laws

Tobacco Regulations

Advocates and public health professionals who converged on Abuja on Thursday, May 30, 2019 to mark the World No Tobacco Day 2019 have charged the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to give priority to the enforcement of the National Tobacco Act, 2015 in his four year term which began on Wednesday, May 29. L-R: Lawrence Izang of UniAbuja Smoke-free Club (holding ...

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Nigeria, others to benefit from Japan, Austria supported climate scheme

Anthony Nyong

The governments of Japan and Austria have approved a $1 million fund to strengthen the participation of the private sector in combating climate change. Dr. Anthony Nyong, Director, Climate Change and Green Growth, African Development Bank (AfDB) The funding will be channeled to the Africa Private Sector Assistance (FAPA) grant, which aims to expand the role of the private sector ...

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WaterAid urges govt, partners, stakeholders to step up commitment on safe menstrual hygiene

Menstrual Hygiene

An NGO, WaterAid Nigeria, has urged government at all levels, development partners and key stakeholders to step up commitment on safe menstrual hygiene practice for women and girls. Menstrual Hygiene Mrs Oluseyi Abdulmalik, the WaterAid Nigeria Communications and Media Manager, made the appeal in a statement to mark the 2019 Menstrual Hygiene Day in Bauchi on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Menstrual Hygiene ...

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Groups commend National Assembly for approving tobacco regulations

Nigeria National Assembly Complex

The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) and the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) have described the approval on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 of the Draft National Tobacco Control Regulations by the Senate and House of Representatives as the most befitting health legacy of the 8th National Assembly. The Nigeria National Assembly Complex, Abuja NTCA and ERA/FoEN in a ...

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CSOs write Senate, seek passage of tobacco regulations

Dr Bukola Saraki

Forty-eight groups on the platform of the Africa Tobacco Control Civil Society Organisations have written to the Nigerian Senate asking it to adopt strong Tobacco Control Regulations to protect the present and future generation of Nigerians from the dire health and socio-economic consequences of tobacco use. Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki In a letter dated May 21, 2019, the groups ...

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Putting sustainability first in Nigeria’s redevelopment

Sustainable building

Nigeria has a lot of infrastructure and housing stock in dire need of renovation. However, with climate change looming and promising to have its impact on all aspects of life, scrutiny has fallen over many developments. The government, along with business and citizens, needs to find ways to develop in a sustainable manner In April, this was exemplified by the ...

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