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Anti-HIV progress under threat

NACA

NACA

Worried that the Federal Government contributes only about seven per cent of funding for Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) activities in the country, the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has intensified efforts to increase monetary allocation, ownership and sustainability. Continue reading

The Applause and Acceptance of Mediocrity

Marie-Therese-Phido

Marie-Therese-Phido

On the 19th of April, the Abuja airport opened. It had been closed for six weeks as we all know. The reason was to repair the run way. A question many of us asked then, was why it needed to have been closed for that long and why it had to be closed at all, because we know that in other jurisdictions, it would have been done more strategically, with less pain and loss of man-hours. Continue reading

Flavoured Cigarettes: A Sinister Ploy to Ensnare Children

Minister of Health. Mr. Isaac-Adewole

Minister of Health. Mr. Isaac-Adewole

With the proliferation of flavoured cigarettes into the Nigerian market, the inauguration of the National Tobacco Control Committee (NATTOC) by the Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, last year, gave strong indications of the Federal Government’s readiness to commence the implementation of the National Tobacco Control Act (NTCA).

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