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Don blames lack of potable water on inability to implement laws, policies

 Prof. Josiah Babatola of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) has blamed inability of government to execute its policies and decision as a major cause of inadequate potable water.

COVAX COVID-19 vaccines arrive Nigeria

Nigeria has received nearly 4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, shipped via the COVAX Facility, a partnership between CEPI, Gavi, UNICEF and WHO.   The vaccines arrived at the

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More Nigerians still at risk of COVID-19 infection

…As NCDC, NIMR release Household Seroprevalence Surveys in 4 States The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and Nigeria Institute for Medical Research (NIMR)  among other partners on Monday released

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Nigeria, UN to hold Summit on  food security

The Governments of Nigeria and the United Nations system have renewed  commitment to ensure substantial and positive changes in Nigeria’s food systems. Speaking to journalists during a virtual event recently,

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HEAL offers free medical care to Makoko community

No fewer than 150 residents of Makoko, a slum located in the Yaba area of Lagos, recently received free medical care and relevant drugs, thanks to as a non-governmental organization,

Drug development the Nigerian way

Policy grants approval based only on safety profile:  Use whether it works or not, as long as it’s safe for human consumption. Manufacturer to conduct clinical trial after drug hits

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Nigeria needs sustainable plan to fight COVID-19 – Psychiatrist

A Consultant Neuro-Psychiatrist, Dr. Maymunah Kadiri has call on the federal government to be proactive and put implementable polices in order to check outbreak of pandemics. She says sustainable plan

SFH, Oyo State partner to meet adolescents’ reproductive health needs during COVID-19 pandemic

                                                           

35 million people suffer drug use disorders globally – UNODC report reveals on International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

As the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is marked worldwide today, the World Drug Report 2020 by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has

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The unsung heroes of Polio eradication

                                                     Dr. Fasail Shuaib   

We are suffering – Resident Doctors

Following its nationwide strike notice, The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors says there’s no going back unless both federal and state governments accede to its demand.  Speaking on a radio

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Asthma still poorly diagnosed and inadequately treated – Prof. Erhabor

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark the 2020 World Asthma Day on Tuesday May 5, renowned Professor of Medicine and leading Consultant Chest Physicians Professor Gregory

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Malnutrition: Worse than COVID-19 in North West

As the nation turns its attention to the COVID 19 pandemic, bandits have continued their attack on villagers in Sokoto and Zamfara states, resulting in increased displacement of women and

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Nigeria records first COVID-19 death

 Cases rise to 36 The first death from Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria has been recorded, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), just as confirmed  cases rise 

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Dangote’s new oil refinery and the environment: My fear

By Adebayo Solanke Few months ago, I was contemplating about sharing my article on this platform regarding a pipeline explosion that occurred at Abule Egba, Lagos on January 19, 2020.

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International Women’s Day: Strengthening women’s role in counter-terrorism

International Women’s Day provides an opportunity to also reflect on how women and men can be differently impacted by terrorism. UN Secretary-General, Mr. Antonio Guterres, recently reminded United Nations Member

Share love, not STDs, DG, NACA urges on Condom, Valentines Days

The Director-General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Dr. Gambo Aliyu has stressed the need for people to share love not HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

For adolescents, a shoulder to lean on

as SFH ‘A 360’ project provides them with skills, health information and facts of life Sixteen year old Shade (not real name) got the beating of her life the day

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Lagos begins campaign against schistosomiasis today

Lagos State Government will soon embark on medical intervention campaign against Schistosomiasis, a neglected tropical disease in the state. The disease is said to be endemic in seven local government

International Day of the Girl Child: Girls, civil rights groups speak out

There is national confusion about reproductive health, rights of females in Nigeria, and we bear the brunt, they say There is so much gender-based violence, stigmatization, and stereotyping against girls,

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Engaging airlines and travel agents in preventing human trafficking

When she was offered a ticket to Oman to start work as a house help, 28 years old Nigerian woman Adaora already pictured a bright future abroad. But once in

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Global maritime security: Gulf of Guinea States set to tackle trafficking, piracy, other crisis

With a growing number of incidents of piracy, the epicentre of global piracy has gradually shifted into the Gulf of Guinea, adding further to the multi-dimensional security threats faced by

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To achieve SDGs, Nigeria must give adolescent girls access to health, SFH says

Nigeria will move closer to achieving major targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by assuring adolescent girls access to health and critical social services, the Society for Family Health

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Happy story of mothers who survived Ebola while pregnant

and also cuddle their babies afterwards “I put my feet on the ground and wiggled my toes. It felt strange to touch the ground for the first time in weeks.

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World Contraceptive Day: Stakeholders tasks Lagos Government on timely release of FP funds

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark 2019 Word Contraception Day (WCD), yesterday, September 26, Civil Society Groups and other stakeholders in Lagos have called on the