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Worldwide, we have seen a rise in the number of women and children sold for trafficking 😥 Human Trafficking has one of the largest crime syndicates in the world alongside wildlife poaching. But in recent times, efforts by governments have ensured that global child trafficking operations are ousted ✅ But the

WHO, UNICEF call for urgent action to avert measles, polio epidemics in Nigeria

Godsgift Onyedinefu The World Health Organisation WHO and UNICEF have called for urgent action from the Nigerian government, stakeholders and other country leaders to avert impending polio and measles outbreaks following continued disruptions in vaccination due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Nigeria was declared free of the wild poliovirus in August 2020,

CAPPA decries rising cardiovascular diseases, deaths from trans fat consumption

…wants government to speed up actions in eliminating trans fats Godsgift Onyedinefu A civil society organisation (CSO), Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA), has decried the growing cases of fatalities, cardiovascular and non communicable diseases, attributable to the consumption of Trans-Fatty Acids (TFA) in foods. Mr. Akinbode Oluwafemi, Executive Director

Why COVID-19 Less Deadly in Africa

By John Campbell Thus far, COVID-19 has been far less devastating in Africa than observers had feared, including this blogger. It is true that there has been much less testing for the disease in Africa than elsewhere (perhaps one percent of the population, while the United States has conducted over one hundred million

Trans-Fat Elimination: Nigeria Still on the Road to Finalise Regulation

The World Health organisation on September 9, released the ‘World Health Organisation Report on Global Trans-Fat Elimination 2020.’ The report chronicles efforts by countries around the world to ensure global best practices. As Nigeria strives to join countries who have achieved significant milestones, there is a call for the regulation

WHO Officially Declares Nigeria, Africa Free of Wild Polio Virus

Godsgift Onyedinefu The independent Africa Regional Certification Commission for Polio Eradication (ARCC) an organ of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday officially declared the African Region free of wild poliovirus. This marks the eradication of the second virus from the face of the continent since smallpox 40 years ago. The African Region

Malaria: WHO Commences Administration of Drugs on 2 Million Borno Children

Kayode Idowu The World Health Organisation (WHO) in collaboration with Borno State government has commenced administering malaria prevention drugs on two million children. The WHO said in Maiduguri on Saturday during the flag off of this year seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention Campaigns (MPCs), that two million children between the age 3-59 months are