Top Ten News Items on Health, 7th June 2019

Polio Vaccination: Nigerian soldiers to lead health workers to hostile locations – Buratai. Community Pharmacists reject FG’s proposal on drug distribution, to seek legal action. Lassa fever: NCDC announces end of emergency phase in Nigeria. Buhari, where is the $16m for mosquito nets? FG inaugurates gov boards of health regulatory boards, councils. Over 1 million sexually transmitted infections reported daily — WHO. Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 – Cameroon. Manpower, equipment shortage hampers health care delivery in Nigeria. WHO empowers 5,500 health workers through capacity building interventions across the North-east…

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Nigeria: Tackling the Menace of Substandard Sanitary Pads in Nigeria

By Omolabake Fasogbon With the theme of this year’s Menstrual Hygiene Day as ‘It is Time for Action’, Omolabake Fasogbon writes that it’s time for the government, regulators and stakeholders to rise to the challenge of curbing the infiltration of substandard sanitary pads in the market Menstruation, as defined, is the process where a woman discharges blood and other materials from the lining of the uterus at intervals, of about one lunar month from puberty to menopause, except during pregnancy. It is considered as one of the most normal biological…

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South Africa: Phalaborwa Residents on Alert After 14 Lions Escape Kruger Park

By Andre van Wyk Cape Town — Residents of Phalaborwa have been warned to be on the alert after 14 lions escaped from the Kruger National Park on Thursday, News24 reports. The Limpopo government confirmed in a tweet that the lions were seen near the Phalaborwa Foskor Mine and urged the public to exercise caution. “It is suspected that the lions escaped from Kruger National Park. The Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism (LEDET) has allocated field rangers to closely monitor the pride’s movement,” LEDET said. “A meeting…

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Nigeria: 10-Year-Old Boy Wins Tech Contest With Plastic Roads Prototype

A ten-year boy, Oluwafayokunmi Olurinola has won a kid tech competition with a plastic road prototype he designed to solve problem of bad roads. Olurinola, a Junior Secondary School (JSS) One of Rosarium Model College, Ijebu – Ode, Ogun State emerged overall winner of competition organized by Exquitec Education Technology tagged “Ijebu – Ode City Future Challenge.” He polled 157 points to emerge winner, Babasola Al – meen of Baptist Boys High School, Abeokuta came second with 154 points, while Lawal Ekundayo of Tai Solarin University Secondary School, clinched third…

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Review: The Capital Melrose Arch

As I approach in my Uber, I am yet again dismayed at the heavy traffic that just infused in front of us. Being lost and unable to track the place. I finally dialled the number. Since its first launch in 2006, opening the Capital Pearls and now with their newest apartment set to open early 2019. The bumper to bumper was killing me as my excitement was slowly wearing off me. If I should say, Rosebank after 3 pm is busy traffic. Reaching my destination and with the huge smile…

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Experience Wild Adventures in Zimbabwe

A thrilling excitement for the tourist heading to Zimbabwe on holiday. Still remaining as the best travel destinations in the African continent, with interesting attractions such as the Thundering Victory Falls, the Rugged Eastern Highland, and game-rich wildlife parks and reserves. The country has introduced something more intriguing and one that will spark your interest, Far and Wide Zimbabwe (FWZ) has launched the Skywalk and Zipline packages at Mutarazi falls in the Eastern Highlands. With the first bridge at least 30 meters high, the Skywalk is made up of two…

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WHO focuses on food safety to reduce preventable deaths

The World Health Organization is promoting the first-ever World Food Safety Day, a United Nations initiative rooted in the theme that “food safety is everyone’s business.” Every year, an estimated 600 million people become ill after eating food contaminated by bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances. Unsafe food also hinders development in many low- and middle-income economies, which lose around US$95 billion in productivity associated with illness, disability and premature death suffered by workers, WHO said in its statement. “Unsafe food kills an estimated 420,000 people every year. These deaths…

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