By Solomon Adoga Nigeria remains a high ranking country in tobacco products consumption with the third largest tobacco market in Africa. According to statistics from the Global Adults Tobacco Survey (GATS) smoking prevalence among Nigerian adults is estimated at 5.6% (about 2.4 million adults) smoking an average of eight cigarette sticks per day. The danger of this [...]
By Anjola Raji, Adeola Habeeb and Solomon Adoga Tobacco use constitutes the world’s leading cause of preventable death, according to the World Health Organization. Increasingly, the burden of tobacco use is greatest in low- and middle‐income countries that have been targeted by the tobacco industry with its deadly products and deceptive marketing practices resulting in [...]
By Abubakar Jimoh An estimated 2.5 million Nigerian children under-5 suffer from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) annually, exposing nearly 420,000 children under-5 to early death from common childhood illnesses such as diarrhoea, pneumonia and malaria. Jigawa state records one of the worst malnutrition indices in Nigeria with 66% stunting, 13.8% wasting, 50.4% underweight rates [...]
PROJECT TITLE : Tobacco Control through increase in Taxation DESCRIPTION The project seeks to engage advocacy towards equitable and accountable tax system in four African countries - Nigeria, Kenya, DRC and Zambia.
Influencing state and federal budget Processes for improved nutrition, budget allocation, release and accountability in Northern Nigeria.
PROJECT TITLE : Influencing state and federal budget Processes for improved nutrition, budget allocation, release and accountability in Northern Nigeria. DESCRIPTION Advocating for government fulfilment of Nutrition Counterpart funding in 9 Northern states.
PROJECT TITLE : Increasing Legislative Oversight on Primary Health Care in Nigeria DESCRIPTION The 2 year project seeks to promote policy implementation of government’s commitment to primary health care in Nigeria
PROJECT TITLE : Implementation of Tobacco Control Advocacy In Nigeria DESCRIPTION The project “Supporting Effective Tobacco Control” in Nigeria is a 3 year project being supported by the ACBF with. This is an intervention in contributing to initiatives for enhancing strategies in the area of Tobacco Control (TC). This also becomes [...]
PROJECT TITLE : Supporting Strategic Advocacy and Government Partnerships in Nigeria DESCRIPTION: To increase knowledge and awareness of Nigerian stakeholders on the need to develop and maintain functional Primary Health Care, agriculture and related matters, thereby improving the quality of life and well-being of the citizenry [...]