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24 Jun
With more than 70 per cent deaths world wide from Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and over 60 per cent People Living With Non-Communicable Diseases (PLWNCDs) out of jobs, NCD Alliance Nigeria
10 Dec 2020
Several studies have shown that Nigeria has continued to under-perform in terms of its health indicators. Nigeria failed to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and is not on course to attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030.
30 Jun 2020
Three quarters of Nigerians are at risk of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), a nationwide study by WellNewMe, a health technology company, has revealed.
25 Dec 2019
• NCDs kill 41m people yearly, 15m of them between ages of 30 and 69 World leaders and health experts, on Thursday, handed eight recommendations to World Health Organisation’s (WHO’s) Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus that could save millions of lives and promote mental health. The WHO Independent High-level Commission on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) was…
19 Dec 2019
With non-communicable diseases among the top causes of deaths globally and Africa in particular, scientists have said Nigeria requires more people to research...
2 Apr 2019
Africa loses more than $2.4 trillion (about N864 trillion) of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) yearly to diseases afflicting its 47 member states. It also lost nearly 630 million years of healthy life in 2015 to infirmities. A recent estimate by the World Health Organisation (WHO), published yesterday, showed that Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo,…
1 Feb 2018
A recent study has shown that Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of death in the world, representing 70 percent of all annual mortalities. NCDs are diseases of long duration and generally slow progression. The main types of NCDs are cardiovascular diseases (heart attacks and stroke), cancer, chronic respiratory diseases (such as chronic obstructed…
4 Jan 2017
With predictions that millions of people in Africa will die from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO), African region, is calling on countries to carry out surveys to identify the main causes of this rising trend.


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Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Friday inaugurated a 1.6km link road in Ikorodu, Lagos State, facilitated by Mr Benson Babajimi, the lawmaker representing the area in the National Assembly.
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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced two additional fatalities from the coronavirus pandemic on Friday with 197 fresh cases reported across five states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
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The National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) has dismissed as “guess work“ claims from several parties on the volume and the cause of ongoing leak from Aiteo’s oilfield at Nembe, Bayelsa.
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The National Population Commission (NPC), says it is smoothening all necessary processes through pre-test exercise to improve the next census in the country
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World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday urged countries not to panic but to prepare for the likely spread of COVID-19 Omicron variant as scientists continue to study it.