WORLD CANCER DAY: HOW CAN THE LAW SUPPORT CANCER PREVENTION AND TREATMENT IN NIGERIA?

WORLD CANCER DAY: HOW CAN THE LAW SUPPORT CANCER PREVENTION AND TREATMENT IN NIGERIA?   In 2018, an estimated 115,950 new cases of cancer were recorded in Nigeria.[1] Whilst these figures undoubtedly pale in comparison with those recorded in countries like the United States of America[2] and Australia[3], certain factors operate to render the chances…

Open defecation. Source: thenationonlineng.net

A Step towards Tackling Open Defecation in Nigeria: Executive Order 009

Open defecation. Source: thenationonlineng.net   Earlier in the year, a Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH NORM) survey conducted by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) showed the prevalence of open defecation in Nigeria. This survey ranked Nigeria as the African country with the highest number of population still practicing open defecation and the second ranking…

ENHANCING MENTAL HEALTH CARE IN NIGERIA THROUGH LEGISLATION

According to the recent Human Rights Watch report,[1] Nigeria has recorded high level of insensitivity and stigmatization towards those diagnosed with mental illness across many communities. Abuse and discrimination continue to be serious problems. The chaining or restraining of people diagnosed with mental illness, keeping them out of work, and denying access to proper health…