In a recent media roundtable discussion centered on the subject of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), in Lagos, a resounding consensus emerged: FGM must be acknowledged as a grave abuse, one that demands to be treated at par with other crimes such as child abuse, rape, child trafficking and other abuses against children. The dialogue, held […]
The Mrs Alayingi Sylva’s Medical Foundation has commended breastfeeding mothers in Bayelsa State and called for more support for women to encourage breastfeeding in tandem with the World Health Organization (W.H.O), and UNICEF advocacy on breastfeeding.
Determined to ensure that substance abuse is prevented and treated through evidence-based measures, members of the International Society of Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Professionals (ISSUP) Lagos Branch on Monday 17th July paid a courtesy visit to the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba, Lagos. Led by the Lagos State Branch Coordinator, Mrs. Titilope Ogunluyi, the international organization of professionals were received by the Managing Director, Dr. Olugbenga Adekile Owoeye;
By Dayo Emmanuel WaterAid Nigeria and PepsiCo Foundation have marked Menstrual Hygiene Day with training for teachers on handling young girls on menstrual hygiene and practical session for women on the production of sanitary pads. The event which took place at the Igando Ikotun Local Council Development Area secretariat in Lagos recently, also featured a […]
By Blessing Osemobor A non governmental organisation, Thyroid Awareness and Support Initiative (TASI) has marked the International Thyroid Awareness Week in Lagos. The organisation commemorated the day with the 3rd public lecture in collaboration with the Thyroid Association of Nigeria. Welcoming the participants at the event, founder of TASI, Ambassador Iruoma Ofortube, emphasised the importance […]
Nestlé Nigeria marked Children’s Day 2023 with children in the 30 Nestlé for Healthier Kids beneficiary schools, by providing them with learning materials
A non governmental organisation, Thyroid Awareness and Support Initiative (TASI) is set to hold it’s 3rd annual public lecture tagged “Thyroid and Genetics” on Tuesday, 23rd May, 2023 in Lagos. According to the Founder/President of the organisation, Amb. Iruoma Ofortube, the event is scheduled for 10am at the NECA House, Hakeem Balogun street, Alausa, Ikeja, […]
The World Health Organization reports that the highest incidents of malaria outbreaks and deaths are recorded in Africa with over 234 million cases and more than 593,000 deaths in 2021 alone.
In its bid to provide clean water and hygiene in communities in parts of Lagos State, WaterAid Nigeria in partnership with PepsiCo Foundation and the Lagos State government have concluded arrangements to train 20 female Local Area Mechanics (LAM) on maintenance of water facilities in their localities. Talking with National Wire at the Alimosho Local […]
Toro Local Government Area (LGA) is Nigeria’s largest. Nearly 7,000 square kilometers, this LGA in Bauchi State is about three times the size of Mauritius or more than half the size of The Gambia. Yusuf Sambo, like many Toro residents, is a farmer who depends on the Gwolchaski river for cultivating his crop and for […]