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Early child experts visit indigent children

By Kofoworola Belo-Osagie A group of early childhood education specialists, the Organisation Mondiale Pourl’ Education Pre-Scolaire (OMEP), spent Children’s Day with children in Makoko, Yaba and Badia, Ijora communities of Lagos teaching them preventive measure for COVID-19. The group, whose English name means World Organisation for Early Childhood Education, also donated face masks, sanitisers and …

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Two million child deaths can be averted if pneumonia is controlled-UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday that two million children will die of pneumonia in Nigeria in the next 10 years unless more is done to fight the dreaded diseases. UNICEF in a statement in Birnin Kebbi by its Communication, Advocacy and Partnership Specialist, Malam Rabiu Musa, said that malnutrition, air pollution …

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Gestational Diabetes, threat to maternal, child health

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus has been described as a severe threat government’s efforts in reducing maternal mortality rates. The Diabetes Association of Nigeria (DAN) estimates that about 204 million women between 20-79 years are living with diabetes worldwide. Secretary Katsina State chapter of the Association Hussaini Usman made the disclosure yesterday during a free screening on …

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