AS part of ways to bridge the gaps between the most vulnerable in society, the Federal Government, FG, including other levels of government have been urged to include People With Disabilities, PWDs, in disaster risk management and climate change-related decision-making.
Floods are the most common type of natural disaster. It occurs when an overflow of water submerges land that is usually dry. Floods can cause widespread devastation, resulting in loss of life and damages to personal property and critical public health infrastructure.
World Kindness Day is celebrated annually on 13th November. On this day, participants attempt to make the world a better place by celebrating and promoting good deeds and pledging acts of kindness, either as individuals or as organisations.
Today’s feature is about a Nigerian Down syndrome advocate, Tola Makinde. A woman who has relentlessly fought to create an accepting and inclusive society for persons living with Down syndrome. NigerianNGO recently had an interview with Tola and we hope you enjoy it!
As Nigerians join the rest of the world to commemorate this year’s World Orphans Day, a non-governmental organisation, NGO, Chadash Empowerment Foundation, has provided succour for orphans in the Federal Capital Territory with relief materials.
Pneumonia claimed the lives of 2.5 million, including 672,000 children, in 2019 alone. The combined effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and conflict is fuelling a pneumonia crisis across the life course – placing millions more at risk of infection and death. In 2021, the estimated burden of deaths from respiratory infections, including COVID-19, is a massive 6 million.
AS Climate Change compounds health, agricultural, environmental and economic challenges across the world, the World Health Organisation, WHO, Thursday, said electronic waste endangers health of mothers and children in Nigeria.
This was made known by the National Consultant, Public Health and Environment, WHO Nigeria, Dr Edwin Isotu-Edeh, during a webinar on Electronic Waste and Public Health in Nigeria, with theme, `Health Impacts of Electronic Waste in Nigeria: Are you a Victim or Perpetrator?’ organised by the Federal of Health in partnership with Federal Ministry of Environment and other Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, with support from the World Health Organisation, WHO.
Isotu-Edeh in his keynote presentation pointed that E-waste contains over 1000 different chemical toxicants that impact negatively on human health and the environment.
The webinar meeting serves as part of the Phase II Nigeria national E-waste and health intervention supported by WHO, which features Institutional capacity assessment in states, awareness Raising, training of Healthcare Workers and LGA Health Educators, Review of draft of National Policy.
World Science Day for Peace and Development highlights the significant role of science in society and the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues. It also underlines the importance and relevance of science in our daily lives.
An environmental group, Sustainable Research and Action for Environmental Development (SRADeV) has decried the usage of High Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs) and urged the government and regulatory bodies to review and regulate pesticides in the country. SRADev also urged the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) to release the ‘Hazardous Pesticides Chemicals Regulation’ finalised two years ago.
A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Aid for Rural Education Access Initiative (AREAI), has planned to train students and teachers in Oyo on digital learning.
Executive Director of the Lightup Foundation, Olasubomi Aina Iginla (MBE), has tasked Nigerian youths with self-development and to stop chasing worldly things that may affect their future career.
Executive Director of Connected Development (CODE), Ambassador Hamzat Lawal, has called on government, private organisations and other public spirited individuals to come to the aid of those displaced by ravaging floods in Kogi State and other parts of the country.
Eyitayo Ogunmola, a 34-year-old tech entrepreneur and Chief Executive Officer, Utiva, has kick-started a project tagged, “EyiEko Project”, to empower 10,000 young Nigerians with access to tech skill acquisition.
Chief Executive Officer, Rotary Action Group for Family Health and Aids Prevention (RFHA), Sue Paget, has said RFHA, in partnership with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will not relent in its commitment to providing free health screening, immunisation, education on disease prevention and treatment.
A capacity building organisation, Media for Health Foundation, Friday, made it it known of its services to boost capacity of Nongovernmental Organizations, NGOs, in Nigeria on accessing grants from donors to boost their activities.