Monday 18th March 2019
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Towards a treaty to curb mercury exposure

The Zero Mercury Working Group (ZMWG) is seeking the support of the Federal Government of Nigeria towards the adoption of an international agreement on mercury. In a recent correspondence to Environment Minister, Hadiza Mailafia, the ZMWG wants the government to be actively involved when governments meet in Geneva, Switzerland, this month for the fifth and final negotiation on the issue. ...

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Rotary commits $75 million to end polio

Rotary International has announced plans to contribute $75 million over three years to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative as part of a worldwide effort to close a $945 million funding gap that threatens to derail the 24-year-old global health effort, even as new polio cases are at an all-time low. Rotary, which already has contributed more than $1.2 billion to stop ...

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Mailafia tasks environmental health officers

Environment Minister, Hadiza Mailafia, has tasked Environmental Health Officers to rededicate themselves to their work by inspecting at least 50 houses per day to remove environmental nuisance and reduce the incidences of communicable diseases, diarrhea, cholera and malaria. She said in Abuja on Monday during the inauguration of Environmental Health Practice Monitoring Committee that the officers should “abate the nuisances ...

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Nigeria, others benefit from Africa drug counterfeiting battle

Airtel, a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 17 countries across Africa, is partnering with Sproxil to combat the counterfeit drug market in Africa.  Sproxil’s Mobile Product Authentication™ (MPA™) solution allows consumers to verify product genuineness within seconds through a text message. Airtel will offer this service absolutely free to its users and not charge for any SMS based verification. ...

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Cerebrospinal Meningitis alert in Lagos

The Lagos State Government has alerted members of the public to the dangers of Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) and urged them to report any suspected case to the nearest public health facility. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, who made the disclosed, that CSM is a dangerous and a life-threatening disease that affects the thin layers of the tissue ...

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Funding, innovation critical in fighting malaria -African leaders

Significant progress is being made in scaling up malaria control efforts and the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA), an alliance of 43 African Heads of State and the African Union working to end malaria-related deaths on the continent, says Africa is better prepared to defeat malaria now than at any other time in history. During the African Union Summit, President ...

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