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Published on: 15 May, 2019      16359    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: Health

Published on: 15 May, 2019      15218    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: Health

Published on: 15 May, 2019      15176    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: Health

Published on: 15 May, 2019      15488    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: Health

Published on: 15 May, 2019      17755    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: Health