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The first phase of the event which held at the Durumi junior secondary school has 38 beneficiaries from the IDP camps and the less privileged in the community, located at games village Apo area one axis. The beneficiaries include 28 children from IDPs and 10 outside the IDP camps, 14 in JSS1, 18 in JSS2, and 6 in JSS3, the student received a full package which includes school bag, textbooks, scandal socks and other basic material. The foundation paid the school fees of the 38 beneficiaries.

Group sponsors education of 38 internally displaced children in Abuja

A humanitarian organisation has launched a back to school programme targetting about two thousand children from internally displaced persons camps and rural communities in Abuja. Hope For All Foundation, which is based in Abuja, launched the first phase of the scheme on Friday at the Durumi Junior Secondary School with…

A new born baby used to illustrate the story [photo: CNS News ]

SPECIAL REPORT: Why preventable Neonatal Tetanus continues to kill newborns in Nigeria

When Mama Adekunle, as she is fondly called, heard the news of the birth of a child to her son, she did what most new grandmothers in Nigeria do - she rushed over to perform her traditional duty of taking care of the new mother and child. This duty includes…

Women with their babies

First 1000 Days Of Life: How to lay foundation for health, well-being

Child mortality has risen in Nigeria in the past few years, despite efforts to combat the menace. The rate measured at 87 per 1000 births in 1990 rose to 100 per 1000 in 2003. According to a publication by WHO, under-five mortality ratio in Nigeria is 201 per 1000 live…

Doctors attending to patients used to illustrate the story

World Hepatitis Day: How Nigeria has fared in battling scourge

Tosan (surname withheld) was diagnosed with Hepatitis B in 2011, after her elder brother compelled the whole family to go for the test in order to know their status. She said her brother made that decision after he was diagnosed of having the disease while taking some medical examination which…

The abandoned earth dam in Danjaka, Kunchi local government area in Kano state

How Nigerian lawmakers’ multi-million naira constituency projects are abandoned across communities

"That greenish water over there is our only source of water in this village," Idris Adamu Danjaka said. A man of about 60 years, he was referring to the water in a dam the Nigerian government built in Danjaka, a village in Kunchi Local Government Area of Kano State. The…

Mosquito used to illustrate the story. Photo: WebMD

Why Nigeria can’t defeat a disease threatening 97% of its population

Malaria continues to be a major public health problem in 97 countries and territories in the tropics and subtropics. Globally, approximately 214 million cases of malaria occur annually and 3.3 billion people in 106 countries are at risk of being infected. Approximately 438,000 deaths were attributed to malaria alone in…