Physical activity and active transportation behaviour among rural, peri-urban and urban children in Kenya, Mozambique and Nigeria: the PAAT Study - Wachira LJ, Hayker SO, Larouche R, Oyeyemi AL, Prista A, Owino GE, Tremblay MS, Onywera VO.
BACKGROUND: Physical activity (PA) is associated with numerous health benefits among children and youth. However, few studies have examined how active transportation (AT) and device-based measures of PA vary within and between countries in sub-Saharan Afri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Nigeria Records One Death, 75 New Infections Wednesday
[Premium Times] The disease centre noted that a total of 228,137 people have been discharged nationwide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Records 26 Lassa Fever Deaths, 115 Cases This Year - NCDC
[Daily Trust] The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has said the country has recorded 115 confirmed cases and 26 deaths from Lassa fever this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Senate Passes Bill On Infectious, Contagious Diseases
[This Day] The Senate has passed a bill to provide for a national framework for the control of outbreaks of infectious diseases in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Activates 'Emergency Operations' to Curb Lassa Fever
[Premium Times] The centre said between January 1 and 23, Nigeria recorded a total of 115 confirmed cases with 26 deaths (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: How e Consign Me? Obesity, a Growing Concern
[Nigeria Health Watch] When most people hear the word 'malnutrition', they often think, undernutrition. But malnutrition, in all its forms includes undernutrition (wasting, stunting, underweight), inadequate vitamins or minerals, overweight, obesity, and resulting diet-related non communicable diseases. Every country is affected by one or more forms of malnutrition. Tackling malnutrition in all these forms is one of the world's greatest health challenges. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - 5.252m Nigerians Fully Vaccinated - NPHCDA
[Leadership] National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has said that 5,252,406 Nigerians have been fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Aisha Buhari Blames Lack of Awareness for Cancer Spread
[Leadership] The First Lady, Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, has identified lack of awareness as a major factor for the high rate of mortality from cancer in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: First Ladies Driving Advocacy and Interventions On Elimination of Cervical Cancer in Nigeria
[WHO-AFRO] Birnin -- Kebbi, 21 January, 2022 - I learnt about cervical cancer and people dying from the disease while carrying out my duty as a journalist. I never took time to know my status until October 2021, when an expert reiterated that early detection is key to surviving any form of cancer", says Adenike Tambe, a health journalist living in Abuja. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever - Nigeria's Death Toll Rises to 11 in Two Weeks
[Premium Times] Cumulatively, from the first week to the second week of 2022, 96 people have been infected by Lassa fever across 27 Local Government Areas in 11 states of the federation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Nigeria Records Six Deaths, 123 New Infections Thursday
[Premium Times] The confirmed cases have increased Nigeria's infection toll to 251,694, with active cases of currently standing at 23,174. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 3 Out of 10 Nigerians Are Mentally Sick - Reps
[Vanguard] Abuja -- House of Representatives has said that 3 out of every 10 Nigerians have one form of mental illness or another. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Niger State Govt Begins Cervical Cancer Services in Line With WHO's Recommendation
[WHO-AFRO] In line with the World Health Organization's (WHO) recommendation for screening and treatment to prevent cervical cancer, the Niger State Government has begun screening women for Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and cancer prevention services in nine Local Government Areas (LGA). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Covax, the Developing World ’ s Hope against COVID, Has Made It Only Halfway
Delivery of syringes for the vaccination campaign in El Salvador. Latin American countries have made steady progress in immunizing their populations, partly through direct negotiations between their governments and suppliers and partly through international cooperation. CREDIT: PAHO By Humberto MárquezCARACAS, Jan 20 2022 (IPS) The Covax initiative, the hope of the countries of the developing South to immunize their populations against COVID-19, only met half of its goals in 2021. And as 2022 begins, and the omicron variant of the virus is spreading fast, the scheme still depends on the decisions of pharmaceutical compani...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Humberto Marquez Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations COVAX COVID-19 vaccines Source Type: news

Nigeria: U.S. Latest Covid-19 Vaccines Arrive Nigeria
[Vanguard] U.S mission in Nigeria on Monday welcome latest arrival of COVID-19 vaccines. US Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard visited the National Strategic Warehouse to welcome the latest delivery of U.S.-government donated COVID-19 vaccines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news