19 Nov
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Breastfeeding: Nutrition for Health, Nutrition for Wellbeing

“[Breastfeeding] is nutrition not just for babies but for [the] entire society.” — NURSING MOTHER DURING AN INTERVIEW, NIGERIA Breastfeeding provides the foundation for lifelong health and wellbeing. Early and exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life is one of the most important nutritional determinants for child survival. Among the numerous benefits for […]

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19 Nov
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Enhancing Maternal Survival by Committing to Agreed Global Health Policies

“Maternal health and wellbeing must remain a central goal, an investment priority in the sustainable development to ensure that progress continues and accelerates. Also, indigenous government must see that they play their part to agreed health policies for which we pledge commitment.”— Gynecologist in Benin City, Nigeria The year 2015, which once seemed far off, has […]

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09 Nov
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Beyond World AIDS Day, Continuing the Work to End HIV in Nigeria

While scientific advances have been made in HIV treatment and laws exist to protect people living with HIV, the work is not over. Worldwide, a large proportion of all new HIV infections occur in people under age 25. In Africa, the burden of HIV among youth is high. Despite this, many young people in Nigeria […]

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09 Nov
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Say NO to Child Labour and YES to Quality Education

“Education helps young people know about trending issues like the Sustainable Development Goals, one’s basic right as citizens and how to contribute to government developmental plan”  – 13, Junior Between 50 and 60 million children between five and 11 worldwide are involved in some form of labour according to the ILO. This labour may threaten […]

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09 Nov
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Reaping the Demographic Dividend: the Role of Young People

Young people between the ages of 10 and 24 make up 1.8 billion of the world population—they are strong, vibrant and have the potential to bring about huge development and social progress in any economy. With more young people concentrated in low- and middle-income countries, developing nations need to harness the strengths and advantages of […]

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