Health

Expect 17m cancer-related deaths in the next 30 years –WHO

Share This: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has predicted that the world may record more than 17 million cancer-related deaths in the next 20 to 30 years if unhealthy lifestyle choices should continue. In a statement released in Abuja to mark the 2017 World Cancer Day on Saturday, WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, said that African countries would be the most affected by the disease. “Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, with approximately 8.8 million cancer-related deaths recorded in 2015. “Within the next 20-30 years, the global death rate due to cancer is expected to ...

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What Governments Can Do To Address Cancer

Share This: While much work remains to find a cure for cancer – the good news is we know that many forms of cancer are preventable. On World Cancer Day, a moment when the global community comes together to reflect on those lost to cancer, as well as the advances we need to make to find a cure,  it’s important to remember that there are actions that governments and individuals can take to prevent cancer. In fact, governments hold many levers that can actually address this leading killer. For example, governments – both at the national and municipal levels – ...

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#FollowTheMoney lauds Minister’s visit to Shikira community

Share This: Follow the Money, an advocacy group has hailed the Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed on her visit to Shikira community to access projects under construction. The group also commended the level of development in the community as the first phase of construction is completed and the second kick-starting in week’s time. The first phase includes the removing of contaminated top soils and spreading of clean soils to restore the soil to the way it was before the lead poisoning saga. The removed top soil was dumped in a temporary dumping site which will then be buried with clay ...

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Confession: Nigerians are suffering – Buhari’s Administration

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Share This: The Nigerian Government has expressed that numerous less favored Nigerians are starving. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh expressed at the re-introduction of an Inter-Ministerial Agriculture/Nutrition Working Group (IANWG) in Abuja. He said a great many people frequently devour sugars and less of protein, in this manner influencing their wellness, particularly under-five age group children. Ogbeh bemoaned that a few children less than five years old needed access to drain, meat, chicken and other fundamental proteins, which had brought about hindered development and different types of afflictions. The minister emphasised that Nigerians must eat appropriately and ...

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Harmattan Public Service Broadcast Releases Safety Tips For Nigerians

Share This: Harmattan Public Service Broadcast in Lagos Nigeria has released important heads-up tips about how Lagosians can cope with barrage of winds and dryness brought upon the country by harmattan season. According to the report released by the broadcast team, it claims the weather in Lagos suddenly changed, heralding the arrival of harmattan. It further added that in the mornings it’s cold, and very hot/humid in the afternoon. These dramatic changes in the weather pose many health risks such as higher risk of upper respiratory infections as a result of inhalation of dust, epistaxis – which in other words ...

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Forex: May & Baker CEO Tells Buhari, “We Can Not Survive This Anymore”

Share This: It’s no longer news that companies in Nigeria are in the midst of one of the toughest economic turmoil they have ever seen. Some of these guys have never experienced a recession let alone one that is not even allowing them to adapt their businesses. The main culprit of course if forex. it is killing them. Here is what the CEO of May & Baker, Mr Nnamdi Okafor had to say. “Unfortunately, over 98 per cent of raw materials used for vaccine manufacturing locally are being imported also. And what is happening to importers of finished products is ...

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Family planning awareness issues rises in Abia

Share This: Family planning has kept on winning more approvals over in Abia State taking after a mediation program, Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which focused on the private division wellbeing suppliers for development. A report card of the five-year period, which finished as of late demonstrated that 6,988 people were recently persuaded into tolerating family planning, 3, 409 family planning returns to recorded through expanded interchanges and attitudinal change. Inside the cycle the abilities of 58 private suppliers were upgraded and 45 others are presently fit ...

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The scourge of pneumonia among Nigerian children

Share This: As late reviews have appeared, pneumonia has supplanted malaria as the most astounding enemy of children in Nigeria. While children death is expanding in many areas of the world, even in some creating nations, the same can’t be said of Nigeria, which prides itself as the giant of Africa and the financial center of the continent. Or maybe, the commonness rates of child death because of different infections has kept on taking off, with intestinal sickness known to beat the diagram for quite a long while as the most astounding enemy of kids in the nation. Similarly as ...

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Magu’s Non-Confirmation: Civil Society Raises Concerns

Share This: The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Transparency International-Nigeria (TI) and Zero-corruption Coalition (ZCC) expresses concern at the circumstances surrounding the non-conformation by the Nigerian Senate of Ibrahim Magu as the Chairman of Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), upon his appointment by the President. We find it worrisome that the confirmation of the head of such a strategic anti-corruption agency is taking so such a long time, having been first appointed in November 2015, and worse still at a time when the nation is reinvigorating the fight against corruption. CISLAC, TI- Nigeria and ZCC wonders if there ...

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Bird flu hits Kano again

Share This: The Kano state government has announced the resurfacing of bird flu in the state. The announcement was made by the director of Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, in the state, Dr Shehu Bawa. According to Bawa, the outbreak was recorded in one of the poultry farms in the state, adding that the farm had been depopulated while stringent measures were taken to prevent the spread of the disease. He said, “The state government has taken proactive measures to contain the spread of the disease to other farms within the state. I am using this opportunity ...

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