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Sustaining Breastfeeding Together- World Breastfeeding Week 2017

Sustaining Breastfeeding Together- World Breastfeeding Week 2017

World Breastfeeding Week, which is celebrated from the 1st to the 7th of August every year, is an annual event highlighting the critical importance of breastfeeding for children across the globe. Breastfeeding gives children the healthiest start in life and is one of the simplest, smartest and most cost-effective ways we have available to ensure…

World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day Wants To Eliminate Hepatitis

What is Hepatitis? Hepatitis simply means inflammation of the liver and can be caused by different things. One of the most common causes of chronic (long-term) hepatitis is a viral infection.  Hepatitis is most commonly caused by one of three viruses: The Hepatitis A virus: Hepatitis A is a viral liver disease that can cause mild to…
Action on Blood World Blood Donor Day

World Blood Donor Day

Wednesday, 14th June 2017, is World Blood Donor Day.  On this day, we celebrate the men and women that generously give the gift of life to people they don’t know by freely donating their blood.  As a nation, it should be a time of taking stock of how close we are to the target of…

ALERT: WHO Links Processed Meat To Cancer

ALERT: WHO Links Processed Meat To Cancer

The World Health Organisation (WHO) released a report which placed processed meats, including bacon and sausages, in the same category as smoking and asbestos as cancer causing. The WHO’s cancer research unit now classifies processed meat as “carcinogenic to humans” based on evidence from hundreds of studies, and linked it specifically to colon, or colorectal, cancer.…

International Day of the Girl Child Launches today October 11th 2012

On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. For its first observance, this year’s Day will focus on child marriage, which is a fundamental human rights…

Today is World Malaria Day

World Malaria Day is April 25, 2012.Mortein Insecticide calls on all moms across Africa to join Mortein and lend their voices in the fight against malaria. Malaria is a dangerous disease with pregnant women and children most vulnerable. Malaria is the number one cause of death in Nigeria, ahead of HIV/AIDS, stroke, coronary heart disease and…

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