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CSOs mourn victims of violent killings

The Joint Nigeria Civil Society Action, has called on all Nigerians to join in the activities to commemorate the second national day of mourning and remembrance for all victims of violent killings across Nigeria. 

According to the group, the call has become necessary especially at a time w [...]

Sat, 01 June 2019


Baked foods, fizzy drinks linked with range of health risks

Two large European studies published by The BMJ find positive associations between consumption of highly processed ("ultra-processed") foods and risk of cardiovascular disease and death.

The researchers say further work is needed to better understand these effects, and a direct (causa [...]

Sat, 01 June 2019


Body parts respond to day and night independently from brain, studies show

Can your liver sense when you're staring at a television screen or cellphone late at night? Apparently so, and when such activity is detected, the organ can throw your circadian rhythms out of whack, leaving you more susceptible to health problems.

That's one of the takeaways from two n [...]

Sat, 01 June 2019


FG inaugurates committee on reproductive health

The federal government has inaugurated the project steering committee on reproductive health, adolescent girls and women in some selected states in northern Nigeria. 

At a press briefing in Abuja, the immediate past Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, represented by the Permanent Secr [...]

Sat, 01 June 2019


North central top list on open defecation - UNICEF

The United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF, has said 16 million people across Benue, Plateau, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger and the Federal Capital Territory engage in open defecation. 

These statistics according to UNICEF, places the North Central zone with more prevalence of open deificatio [...]

Mon, 27 May 2019


Nasarawa NYSC mourns Kogi coordinator

Coordinator of National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, in Nasarawa State, Mrs. Zainab Isah, has expressed sadness over the death of Mrs. Oludolapo Ahile, the Kogi NYSC coordinator. 

Ahile died on Thursday as a result of the injury sustained in a ghastly motor accident in Lafia, the Nasarawa st [...]

Mon, 27 May 2019


FG inaugurates technical working group on malaria

The federal government has inaugurated a Technical Working Group, TWG, on National Malaria – Reproductive Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health plus Nutrition. 

The group was set up to ensure that malaria with reproductive, maternal, child and adolescent health plus nutritio [...]

Sat, 18 May 2019


Stakeholders advocate health emergencycoordination

Following the continuous unrest in the North –East and other kinds of humanitarian emergencies across Nigeria, the Federal Ministry of Health and relevant stakeholders held a national discuss tagged: ‘Nigeria Health Humanitarian Response Dialogue’ in Abuja. 

The dialogue [...]

Sat, 18 May 2019


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