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Covid-19 anniversary: Manifesto for human life


In this piece written to observe the anniversary on the Covid-19 anniversary, Noam Chomsky, Áurea Carolina de Freitas e Silva, Vanessa Nakate, Nnimmo Bassey and Elizabeth Victoria Gomez Alcorta maintain that humanity must build a world centered on human life – a planet of care, equality, and popular sovereignty. Saying that there is no global public health system, and there ...

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We remain resilient in ensuring human health, environmental safety – NBMA

Dr Rufus Ebegba

Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), Dr Rufus Ebegba, says the agency remains resilient in ensuring human health safety and safety of the environment. Dr Rufus Ebegba, Director General, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) Ebegba made this known in a statement issued on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 in Abuja by Gloria Ogbaki, Head of Press and ...

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UNEP forum devises strategy to curb chemicals’ risks

Olga Speranskaya, Co-chair of IPEN

An International Conference on Chemicals Management has agreed on a plan that could prevent the annual deaths of more than one million people exposed to toxic chemicals. More than 800 participants, including ministers, industry and civil society leaders, have agreed on a strategy to reduce risks from chemicals at a weeklong United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) conference. Chemicals are an ...

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Human health benefits from protecting biodiversity, says report

Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary

A report on biodiversity and health launched on Friday, February 13, 2015 at the 14th World Congress on Public Health, in Kolkata, India, shows the significant contribution of biodiversity and ecosystem services to better human health. The report, titled: “Connecting Global Priorities: Biodiversity and Human Health,” demonstrates that the relationship between biodiversity and human health is extensive and complex. It ...

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Church takes free healthcare to Lagos residents

It was a banquet of free healthcare services as the Women Arise Initiative, an arm of the Redeemed Christian Church Of God’s City of David Parish, berthed at Apapa in Lagos. The Women Arise Medical Team patrolled the streets of Apapa in an ambulance announcing to residents to come out and access basic healthcare services at no cost. Among the ...

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Obstetrics fistula: Experts clamour maternal health care improvement

Experts and development partners have called for prompt actions to end Obstetrics Fistula through provision of quality maternal health care and accountability mechanisms. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), about two million young women live with untreated Obstetric Fistula in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Obstetric Fistula is a medical condition in which a fistula (hole) develops either between the ...

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How to boost, rebrand health insurance

Increased advocacy and social marketing are key components in increasing health insurance coverage among Nigerians. Similarly, dearth of credible information has created a wrong perception about health insurance because of the sharp practices experienced by health insurance users. Chairman of the Lagos State Chapter of the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (AGPMPN) Dr. Jimmy Arigbabuwo, who ...

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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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Legislative response to global water pressure

Growing pressures on water resources worldwide are forcing nations to take remarkable steps to address the increasingly dire situation. Rising populations, swelling urban centres and the mounting threat of climate change have in recent decades ensured limited access to water for drinking and agriculture, as well as portending a risk to human health. According to a recent United Nations report, ...

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