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Campaigners want legislators to resist industry overtures over tobacco law

Nigeria National Assembly Complex

The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) and Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth, Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) have urged the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, and House of Representatives Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, to resist on-going attempts by the tobacco industry to truncate the passage of the draft National Tobacco Control Regulations. The Nigeria National Assembly Complex, Abuja The groups, in a statement ...

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Groups seek NASS endorsement of tobacco law via video campaign

Nigeria National Assembly Complex

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) and the Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) have launched a public health communication video to pressure the National Assembly to approve the Draft National Tobacco Control Regulations. The Nigeria National Assembly Complex, Abuja The 35-second video, which opens with a startling revelation that 16,100 Nigerians die annually due to tobacco use, ...

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Govt, USAID sign agreement to accelerate TB response

Isaac Adewole

The Federal Ministry of Health and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has signed an agreement to accelerate response to tuberculosis (TB) aimed at ending the public health challenge in Nigeria. Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole The agreement targets the treatment of 1.1 million tuberculosis infected people in Nigeria from 2019 to 2022. The Mission Director, USAID Nigeria, Mr Stephen ...

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Emulate Reps’ approval of Draft Tobacco Regulations, ERA/FoEN urges Senate

tobacco smoking

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has commended the House of Representatives for passage of the Draft National Tobacco Control Regulations and wants the Senate to do the same as a legacy achievement of the current National Assembly. Tobacco smoking ERA/FoEN, in reaction to the House of Representatives adoption of the Draft Regulations by the House of ...

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Coalition asks Senate to accelerate passage of Tobacco Control Regulations

Bukola-Saraki

The Africa Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA) wants the Senate to accelerate passage of the draft Tobacco Control Regulations so that Nigeria can effectively implement the National Tobacco Control (NTC) Act 2015. Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki ATCA made the request in a letter dated May 3, 2019 and addressed to Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki. A similar letter was sent ...

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Nigeria may soon be certified polio free

Isaac Adewole

The Disease Surveillance and Notification Officer in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, Mrs Amaka Nduka, has expressed optimism that Nigeria would soon be certified a polio free country. Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole Nduka told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, May 6, 2019 in Awka, the state capital, that all stakeholders were working round the ...

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Congo Ebola death toll nears 1,000, expected to spread – WHO

Ebola

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday, May 3, 2019 said it feared continued “intense transmission’’ of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where deaths from a nine-month-old epidemic are 994 and expected to exceed 1,000 within hours. An Ebola patient receiving treatment Dr Michael Ryan, Executive Director of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme, said this at a ...

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New UN report calls for urgent action to avert antimicrobial resistance crisis

Jose Graziano da Silva

The United Nations Ad Hoc Interagency Coordinating Group (IACG) on Antimicrobial Resistance has warned that drug-resistant diseases can cause 10 million deaths each year globally by 2050, if urgent action is taken. Jose Graziano da Silva, Director General of the FAO The UN, international agencies and experts on Monday, April 29, 2019 released a groundbreaking report demanding immediate, coordinated and ...

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New WHO report indicates global rise in measles

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

A new report released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on state of measles outbreak globally from 2016 to 2018 indicates an alarming increase in number of reported cases in all regions of the world. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images WHO released the data on its website on ...

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Malaria Day: Sierra Leone, Ghana launch zero malaria campaign

Malaria-anopheles

To commemorate the 2019 World Malaria Day, Ghana and Sierra Leone have announced plans to roll out national zero malaria campaigns as part of efforts to step up the fight against the disease. The malaria-causing anopheles mosquito feeding on a victim RBM Partnership to End Malaria, an NGO, in a statement on Thursday, April 25, 2019 says the campaign is tagged `Zero ...

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