Controlling tobacco to save billions of dollars and millions of lives -WHO
Apr09

Controlling tobacco to save billions of dollars and millions of lives -WHO

From findings published in the WHO monogram on the economics of tobacco and tobacco control, the tobacco industry and the deadly impact of its products cost the world’s economies more than US$ 1 trillion annually in healthcare expenditures and lost productivity. It has also been reported that about 6million tobacco related deaths occur annually, with most of the mortality burden being recorded in developing countries. Policies that...

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Free drinks control in Europe: French government bans unlimited refills of sugary drinks
Jan31

Free drinks control in Europe: French government bans unlimited refills of sugary drinks

In a bid to save the country from a growing incidence of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) like obesity and diabetes, the government of France has banned restaurants and other places offering services to the public from serving unlimited amount of sugary drinks. It has become a crime in France to offer unlimited amounts of sugary drinks for free or at fixed amount. To encourage cut down on sugar drinks consumption, the WHO recommends...

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Controlling women’s sexuality – circumcision, FGM an option?
Jan03

Controlling women’s sexuality – circumcision, FGM an option?

According to WHO, there are four different types of FGM and these four types are practiced in Nigeria: Type one female genital mutilation Also known as clitoridectomy. It is the most common and the least severe form of the practice. This involves the removal of the prepuce or the hood of the clitoris and all part of the clitoris. Type two female genital mutilation This is just a step ahead of type one. It involves the removal of the...

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