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Finland pledges to support Nigeria in combating NCDs

Finland pledges to support Nigeria in combating NCDs

By Becky John The Finland Ambassador to Nigeria, Mrs Pirjo Soumela-Chowdhury, on Monday disclosed the Finnish government’s plan to support the Federal Government in combating Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). Suomela-Chowdhury told the newsmen in Lagos that Finnish medical experts were prepared ...

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The World needs more Women as Leaders – UNW

The World needs more Women as Leaders – UNW

By Ndidi Chukwu “Equality” is the word the world needs in order for humanity to prosper. It is 20 years after World Leaders, 1995, at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, committed to a future where women are equal. ...

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1.1 Billion People at risk of hearing loss – WHO

1.1 Billion People at risk of hearing loss – WHO

By Becky John WHO highlights serious threat posed by exposure to recreational noise in a press release shared on 27th February 2015 from its headquarters based in Geneva. Some 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing ...

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UNFPA, UN Women Join protest against Özgecan murder

UNFPA, UN Women Join protest against Özgecan murder

By Ndidi Chukwu The UN Women and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) have condemned the horrendous murder of Özgecan Aslan, and declares its stand in solidarity with the thousands of women and men who have taken to the streets ...

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Female Genital Mutilation violates human rights – UN

Female Genital Mutilation violates human rights – UN

By Becky John The United Nations (UN) on Friday declared that female genital mutilation (FGM) or circumcision was a violation of human rights and undermines the health of girls. A joint statement issued by the UNFPA, UNICEF, International Confederation of ...

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5 lessons from Gates Foundation’s latest online campaign

5 lessons from Gates Foundation’s latest online campaign

By Claire Peracchio Getting the general public to care about international development isn’t easy, even for an institution as recognizable as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. When Christine McNab, a global health communications consultant, approached the Gates Foundation with the idea ...

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