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Lagos urges residents to control plastic pollution

Babatunde Durosimi-Etti

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 urged the residents to support its efforts to control plastic pollution in the state. Commissioner for the Environment, Mr Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti, gave the advice during the commemoration of the World Environment Day (WED) in Lagos. Durosinmi-Etti, who was represented by Mr Babatunde Hunpe, the Special Adviser to Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode on ...

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Flooding: Lagos advises citizenry on diarrhoea scourge

Jide-Idris

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris, is concerned about reported cases of diarrhoea related diseases in parts of the state, following the heavy rains and resultant flooding. In this call he made recently, the Commissioner advised the citizenry to observe strict infection control measures, be on the alert and notify government of suspected cases Following the heavy rainfall ...

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Over 4,000 treated as Shell launches Abuja health crusade

Dr. Akinwunmi Fajola

The Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) has launched its first medical outreach in the Federal Capital Territory at Gidan Mangoro community of Karu in Abuja, treating more than 4,000 beneficiaries and providing medical supplies to five local primary schools. This is the latest phase of Shell’s Health-in-Motion programme which was rolled out in the Niger Delta in 2005. ...

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Gambia may become first sub-Sahara African nation to eliminate malaria

Adama Barrow

Experts say Gambia could become the first country in sub-Sahara Africa to eliminate malaria on its track record of combating the mosquito-borne disease. The prevalence of the malaria parasite in children under five has plunged to 0.2 per cent from four per cent in 2011, according to the National Malaria Control Programme (NMPC). NMCP data shows that the total number ...

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Forum showcases Africa’s ground breaking health research

Alphonsus Neba

The scientists, representing 54 institutions in 21 countries across the continent, have been participating in the Developing Excellence in Leadership, Training and Science (DELTAS) Africa Annual Meeting, a $100 million programme to build world class research leaders.  The meeting held from Monday, July 3 to Wednesday, July 5, 2017 in Accra, Ghana. The ambitious initiative was launched in 2015 with ...

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Healthcare professionals wary over health of South Africans

Jasper Westerink

Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, on Monday, June 12, 2017 released the South African results of the second annual Future Health Index (FHI). The study builds on data from over 33,000 participants in 19 countries and advisory input from leading academic and global non-profit organisations. Local findings indicate that South Africans generally evaluate their health positively, with the majority ...

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World Environment Day: What vultures’ decline portends for health, economy – NCF

Vultures

Director General, Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Adeniyi Karunwi, is bothered by the rate at which vultures are declining. In this treatise, he emphasises that people need to be aware of the good services vultures provide to them, and as such participate in tackling the troubles faced by the endangered birds The decline of vultures in Nigeria should be everyone’s concern ...

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World No Tobacco Day: How tobacco kills, scars environment, threatens livelihoods – WHO

tobacco smoking

Action to stamp out tobacco use can help countries prevent millions of people falling ill and dying from tobacco-related disease, combat poverty and, according to a first-ever World Health Organisation (WHO) report, reduce large-scale environmental degradation. On World No Tobacco Day 2017, WHO is highlighting how tobacco threatens the development of nations worldwide, and is calling on governments to implement ...

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These tobacco loud mouths and the rest of us

tobacco smoking

There is a general perception, and rightly so, that tobacco companies are economical when it comes to disclosing facts about the nature of their business. To burnish their unsavory image, the tobacco industry will often employ seemingly credible third parties that are referred to as “front groups” who claim to represent one agenda but actually serve that of the industry. ...

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World Hypertension Day: Seven out of 10 Nigerians are hypertensive, says expert

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Prof. Modupe Onadeko, a former Reproductive Medicine Consultant at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, has said that no fewer than seven out of 10 Nigerians are hypertensive. Onadeko made this disclosure while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, on the occasion to commemorate the 2017 World Hypertension Day. ...

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