IN-DEPTH: Stakeholders push for gender integration in family planning policies in Nigeria

Nigerian family planning stakeholders last week gathered in Abuja at a high-level meeting convened by the development Research and Projects Center (dRPC) and Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) and deliberated on strategies for bridging the gender gap in policymaking and implementation for family planning in Nigeria Dr Emmanuel Abanida, Senior Technical Adviser at dRPC-PAS said…

Global Handwashing Day 2018: “Clean Hands – a Recipe for Health.”

The global community on Monday commemorated the 2018 Global Handwashing Day (GHD) under the theme focusing on the links between handwashing and health. GHD is commemorated every October 15 and is aimed at creating awareness and mobilizing people around the globe to improve handwashing habits as a key factor in disease prevention and public health…

World celebrates International Day of the Girl 2018

The global community Thursday celebrated the International Day of the Girl under the theme: “With Her: A Skilled GirlForce” aimed at highlighting the needs of the girl-child and challenges girls face, while advocating for investments in the most pressing needs and opportunities for girls to attain skills for employability in the ever changing labor market….

INTERVIEW: “Men and women equally responsible for family planning”  

The Challenge Initiative (TCI) is a reproductive health programme, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates’ Institute of Population and Reproductive Health,aimed at improving the reproductive health of the poor across urban areas in Nigeria, India, Senegal and Kenya. Kojo Lokko, the deputy director of TCI spoke to African Newspage during his recent working visit…

Conference on climate change and conflicts in drylands kicks-off in BUK

The African Centre of Excellence in Dryland Agriculture at Bayero University, Kano Tuesday commenced its The 3rd Biennial International Conference of Dryland, 2018 under the theme: “Resource constraints, conflicts and changing climate in the Drylands” with delegates from across the globe attending the event. The biennial international conference on dryland is one of the programs…