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What Animal Disease Outbreaks Say Of Our Public Health

What Animal Disease Outbreaks Say Of Our Public Health

Professor of Public Health, Tunde Awoniyi Due to their lack of formal education, most Nigerian livestock farmers have little knowledge of the effect of poor hygiene on their livestock and the public. Thus they believe that disease outbreaks are more of spiritual attack than poor farm hygiene practices, which are mainly responsible for such incidents. This

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Africa’s One Health Strategy

For a continent much maligned for its tardiness in responding to emergency situations, African leaders, it seems, are working to do away with that reputation. And the motivation for this might be no other than Ebola, the deadly disease that recently claimed thousands of lives on the continent, from Liberia to Sierra Leone, Guinea, and

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Contraception Ambassador Advocate Universal Access

Adebisi Adenipekun, an ambassador of the 2016 World Contraception Day has called the government and other stakeholders to invest in access to contraception across the country. He mentioned reduced maternal mortality rate as one of the benefits the country will drive it there can be a huge investment on access contraception in Nigeria. According to

The Local Power of Locust Beans

African traditional healers are  known to put to use different  plant species for medicinal reasons and one of them is the locust beans. For ages, traditional healers in Africa have found the  bark, roots, leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds of the locust beans useful in treating various health challenges including “parasitic infections, circulatory system disorders,

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