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Posts From Ogechi Ekeanyanwu

How spiritualisation of mental illnesses fuel stigma

    How spiritualisation of mental illnesses fuel stigma

Mental health’s patient-worker ratio is dismal in Nigeria; it’s about one psychiatrist to one million people, according to the 2013 National Policy for Mental Health Services Delivery. The country also has

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The big discipline question: To spank children or not?

    The big discipline question: To spank children or not?

The bright lights at the mall in Owerri, Imo state, adequately mask the dusk. There is chattering, adults strolling, often times speaking loudly, as they meander through stores admiring the

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A reminder on guidelines of media portrayal of children

    A reminder on guidelines of media portrayal of children

The media space is awash with pictures, videos and interviews that include children, and often in violation of the child rights act, including their right to protection, dignity and privacy.

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Children should be taught coding skills, says Owokade, ICT expert

    Children should be taught coding skills, says Owokade, ICT expert

With the world relying heavily on technology, and Nigeria being mostly consumers, Adeolu Owokade, founder of Dhack institute, makes a case for introducing STEM to young children so that they

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Period poverty: How teenagers are struggling to get menstrual hygiene

  Period poverty: How teenagers are struggling to get menstrual hygiene

It is a school day but several school age girls in Makoko community, Yaba, Lagos, are seated under a shield

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Four things children need to thrive

  Four things children need to thrive

Children’s early years lay the foundation for productive living in adulthood. Because of their vulnerability and because they are the

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Children bear the brunt of Nigeria’s environmental woes

  Children bear the brunt of Nigeria’s environmental woes

With the soot in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, piling garbage across cities in Nigeria, and oil spills in Lagos and Niger Delta

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Nigerian children deprived of their childhood, says consultant

  Nigerian children deprived of their childhood, says consultant

Early childhood education refers to the period of education between birth and the first eight years of life. According to

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Vaccination against Ebola has commenced in Congo, says WHO

  Vaccination against Ebola has commenced in Congo, says WHO

Vaccination against Ebola has begun in DR Congo where recent cases of the deadly virus resurfaced after a major outbreak

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WHO calls for universal health coverage for improve health security

  WHO calls for universal health coverage for improve health security

Tedros Ghebreyesus, director general of World Health Organisation (WHO), says universal health coverage is the foundation for health security and

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