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Nigeria ranks high in child labour - Survey

A Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2017 has shown that in Nigeria more than half of the population of children age five to fourteen years are involved in child labour.

The proportion of these children partaking in this trade increased from 47.1 percent in 2011 to 50.8 percent in 2017.

Fri, 09 February 2018


U.S. donates 2.9 million insecticide-treated mosquito bed nets to Sokoto state

The U.S. Government through the President’s Malaria Initiative, PMI, has donated 2.9 million bed nets for distribution in Sokoto State.

The bed nets, valued at $8.1 million, will be distributed in all 23 local government areas of the State. 

In a statement by the U.S. Embassy [...]

Fri, 15 December 2017


Experts call on govt to step-up cancer funding

As part of efforts to tackle the scourge of cancer in the country, experts have advocated for adequate funding of cancer centers and treatment.  

Senior Health Specialist, International Finance Corporation, IFC, of the World Bank Group, Dr. Olumide Okunola, in his presentation in Abuj [...]

Fri, 15 December 2017


Adewole advocates synergy among health regulatory bodies

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has urged leaders of health professional bodies to ensure harmonious working relationship among their members.  

He made the call when members of the Committee of Registrars of Health Professions, CRHP, made an advocacy visit to his office rece [...]

Fri, 15 December 2017


FG spends over N4bn on humanitarian projects in North East

The Federal Government through the Ministry of Health has spent over N4 billion in the ongoing humanitarian services in the North-East.  

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, disclosed this during the commemoration of the 2017 World Humanitarian Day in Abuja, last week.   [...]

Fri, 15 December 2017


FG to accelerate universal health coverage

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark the World Universal Health Coverage Day, the federal government has advocated for speedy universal health coverage in the country.  

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, made this known in Abuja at a press briefing to mark the World U [...]

Fri, 15 December 2017


HIV/AIDS: Urgent Need For Local Fund Commitment

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to commemorate the World AIDS Day, WAD, on December 1, stakeholders say the Nigerian government needs to commit local resources to tackle the HIV/AIDS pandemic, squarely.

Currently, donor funds are dwindling and it rests on the Nigerian government to find [...]

Wed, 06 December 2017


2017 World AIDS Day: U.S. Envoy Tasks Students On HIV/AIDS Spread

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world in marking the 2017 World AIDS Day, the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. W. Stuart Symington, has called on students to join in the effort to stop the spread of the disease.

Speaking at a program organized by U.S. Mission in Nigeria on the commemor [...]

Thu, 30 November 2017


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