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Published on: 15 May, 2019      8818    Last Updated: 14 Aug, 2019 

Nigerians are large fish consumers with a total consumption at more than 1.36 million MT. With fish imports making up about three fifths (740,000 MT) of the fish supply. Although the contribution of fisheries to the Gross Domestic Product is only 3-4%, it occupies a very significant position in the primary sector providing employment for over a million people (FDF, 2007) and contributing about...

Tags: Agriculture,Aquaculture,Aquaculture Strategy     Category: browse

Published on: 15 May, 2019      9086    Last Updated: 14 Aug, 2019 

Aquaculture has been growing at about 25 – 33 % per year since 2003 in Nigeria. This is evident in the level of intensity of catfish farming activity, which currently account for approximately 25% of the 110,000 tons of catfish consumed in the country annually. At present, farmed catfish market surpasses US$27 million per year (Graham and Susana, 2006), from many of the farms across Nigeria....

Tags: Agriculture,Aquaculture,Aquaculture Development Plan     Category: browse

Published on: 15 May, 2019      9937    Last Updated: 14 Aug, 2019 

Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) are group of diseases that are chronic in nature, not contagious but reduce the quality of life of the affected individuals and can also lead to death. NCDs are the leading cause of death globally killing 36 million people every year. It is projected that NCDs would increase by 17% in the next 10 years in the developed world and by 27% in the developing...

Tags: Health,Nutrition,Non-Communicable Disease     Category: browse

Published on: 15 May, 2019      8939    Last Updated: 14 Aug, 2019 

The mission of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) is to ensure safe, legal, and accessible abortion care, which promotes health and justice for women. An important part of this work is to develop and maintain evidence-based guidelines and standards as well as to educate providers in the latest technologies and techniques. NAF’s programs make it possible for women to obtain the highest...

Tags: Health,Clinical Policy,Abortion care     Category: browse

Published on: 15 May, 2019      9094    Last Updated: 14 Aug, 2019 

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is one of the top ten (10) non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Nigeria causing significant morbidity and mortality and consequently undermining the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4, 5 and 6. SCD is particularly associated with increased maternal, neonatal, infant and child mortality. It is also occasionally associated with HIV and viral...

Tags: Health,Sickle Cell Disease     Category: browse

Published on: 15 May, 2019      9213    Last Updated: 14 Aug, 2019 

Water is life. Adequate supply of water is central to life and civilization. Of the five basic human needs (water, food, health, education, peace) water is a common factor to the other four. Food production as well as most of societies’ other socio-economic activities depends on availability of water. Furthermore, the efficiency of food production is currently measured on the basis of a unit...

Tags: Health,Water,Water Policy     Category: browse

Published on: 15 May, 2019      11457    Last Updated: 14 Aug, 2019 

Nigeria has been exposed to many disease epidemics and other public health threats. Recent notable public health emergencies (PHEs) of national and international concern to Nigeria include Lassa Fever, Cholera, Meningitis, Yellow Fever and Monkeypox. The International Health Regulations (2005), have been a key instrument in benchmarking emergency preparedness for Nigeria. The Joint External...

Tags: Health,Health security,National Action Plan     Category: browse

Published on: 15 May, 2019      9521    Last Updated: 14 Aug, 2019 

These set of Guidelines define the basis for Administration, Disbursement, Monitoring and Financial Management (ADMFM) of the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund (BHCPF, “The Health Care Fund”). They set out the processes to be applied, the responsibilities of various stakeholders including (but not limited to) participating healthcare providers, healthcare facilities, Federal Government...

Tags: Health,Basic health care,Basic health care provision fund     Category: browse

Published on: 15 May, 2019      8600    Last Updated: 14 Aug, 2019 

Nigeria’s first National Tuberculosis Prevalence survey was concluded in November 2012 by the National TB & Leprosy Control programme. The survey aimed to determine the prevalence of pulmonary tuberculosis (bacteriologically-confirmed; sputum smear and/ or culture positive) among the general population aged 15 years and above in Nigeria. A total of 113,247 persons were considered for...

Tags: Health,Tuberculosis,Report,Survey     Category: browse

Published on: 15 May, 2019      9714    Last Updated: 07 Aug, 2019 

More than a billion people are estimated to live with some form of disability, or about 15% of the world"s population (based on 2010 global population estimates). Based on the World Report on Disability (2011), approximately 25 million Nigerians live with a disability with 3.6 million of them having very significant difficulties in functioning. According to a report by Disability Rights...

Tags: National policy,Sexual Health,Health,Reproductive health,Women,Girls,Disabilities,PWD     Category: browse