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Pollution kills 1.7m children yearly, says WHO


More than one in four deaths of children under five years of age are attributable to unhealthy environments. Every year, environmental risks – such as indoor and outdoor air pollution, second-hand smoke, unsafe water, lack of sanitation, and inadequate hygiene – take the lives of 1.7 million children under-five years, say two new World Health Organisation (WHO) reports. The first ...

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High child, maternal mortality rate rocks Lagos island community


Residents of Igbologun Community, popularly known as Snake Island, in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State, have cried out to government to provide them a functional hospital to check an alarming death rate there, especially among children and women of reproductive age. They made the call recently when journalists on an investigative trip visited the area. Igbologun can ...

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Concern as 1,000 Nigerian children die daily from malnutrition


The Government of Nigeria and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have announced they have reached more than a million Nigerian children with a highly successful and cost-effective treatment for acutely malnourished children, saving over 200,000 lives in the past six years. Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition was piloted in Gombe and Kebbi States in 2009 and has now been ...

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