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Africa: Tackle Africa’s Chronic Diseases With Effective Actions

Cost-effective interventions are needed in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to reduce death burden caused by non-communicable diseases (NCDs), a study recommends. According to researchers, inadequate evaluation of how lifestyle-related diseases are addressed in LMICs motivated them to conduct the study. Cancer, diabetes and other lifestyle-related diseases kill more people in developing

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childhood

Early childhood growth: UNICEF wants Investment in friendly policies

UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has urged countries to invest in family-friendly policies that support early childhood development. Mohamed Fall, UNICEF Representative in Nigeria, made the call in a statement in Abuja on Thursday. He emphasised that such investment should include paid paternity and maternity leave, free pre-primary education and paid breastfeeding breaks. He

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