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    17m Africans left the continent in 2017, says UN

17m Africans left the continent in 2017, says UN

No fewer than 17 million Africans left the continent in 2017 in search of greener pastures, a new report by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said.The 'Economic Development in Africa' report also said 5.5 million people moved to Africa from other continents while some 19 million international migrants moved within Africa.“Overall, some 19 million international migrants [...]

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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 UNICEF, play and stimulation in these years can and has contributed to “breaking the cycle of poverty.It also offers an entry point and platform for improving social equity and inclusion.These early years, UNICEF says, are a period of exponential brain development; especially [...]

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    Malnutrition in Kaduna frightening, says el-Rufai

Malnutrition in Kaduna frightening, says el-Rufai

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says the increasing population of malnourished persons in the state is frightening.El-Rufai said this on Tuesday at the opening of a two-day orientation workshop on “Effective Coordination of Nutrition Programme’’ organised for members of the state committee on food and nutrition.The governor, who was represented by Hafsat Baba, the state commissioner for women affairs and [...]

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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 in 2014.Tedros Ghebreyesus, director-general of the WHO, said this during his opening speech at the commencement of 71st World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.The WHA is the world's highest health policy setting body and is composed of health ministers from member states."I’m pleased to [...]

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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 prevention of outbreaks.He said this on Monday during the second plenary meeting of the 71st World Health Assembly holding in Geneva, Switzerland.Ghebreyesus spoke about the general programme of work (GPW) of the WHO, a “five year strategic plan (that) is [...]

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    Report: 2 of every 3 Nigerians do not believe their health needs are met

Report: 2 of every 3 Nigerians do not believe their health needs are met

Results from a survey carried out by Phillips Africa, a health technology company, show that two of every three Nigerians do not believe that their healthcare needs are met by local facilities.However, the results, which were unveiled on May 15 in Lagos at ‘The Future of Health’ summit in association with Forbes and CNBC Africa, said 52 percent of Nigerians [...]

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    This funding plan ‘could get 8m Nigeria children to school’

This funding plan ‘could get 8m Nigeria children to school’

Nigeria has one of the world’s largest populations of out-of-school youth in the world, and most children deprived of an education are girls, and this education plan is seeking to change that.Youth activists from around the world will meet in New York with United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres and carry a clear and simple message: "We need more and better [...]

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    ‘Kogi will be free of yellow fever in the next 40 years’

‘Kogi will be free of yellow fever in the next 40 years’

Yakubu Abubakar, executive director of Kogi state primary health care development agency (KSPHCDA), says the state will be free of yellow fever disease in the next 40 years.Abubakar made this statement at a press conference in Lokoja on Wednesday.Yellow fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic disease transmitted by infected aedes mosquitoes. Symptoms include fever, headache, jaundice, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting [...]

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    ‘They said my spirit husband was responsible for my mood swings’ — mental illnesses victim speaks

‘They said my spirit husband was responsible for my mood swings’ — mental illnesses victim speaks

In May 2016, Sam Adeyemi, senior pastor of Daystar Christian Centre, was delivering a series of Twitter lecture on sins. One of the tweets read, “sin is the root cause of mental illnesses and the foundational solution to mental illness is salvation”.Twitter went agog with two major divides - people defending his stance and people opposing his stance; fearing that [...]

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    Nigeria ‘unlikely to eliminate’ malaria by 2030

Nigeria ‘unlikely to eliminate’ malaria by 2030

A recent report by the Malaria Futures for Africa (MalaFa) says Nigeria may not be able to meet the 2030 target by Africa to eliminate malaria.This is contained in a statement issued in commemoration of the world malaria day, marked every April 25. The 2018 edition is themed 'Ready to Beat Malaria'.According to the 2017 world malaria report, there were [...]

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