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One billion individuals, or 15% of the world’s population, suffer a form of disability, and the rate of disability in developing countries like Nigeria is higher. One-fifth of the global population, or between 110 million and 190 million individuals, have severe disabilities. According to the World Health Organization’s 2011 World Disability Report, about 15 percent […]

Burning solid fuels, such as wood and charcoal, have negative health, environmental and climate change effects. This is due to the large amounts of black carbon and carbon-based greenhouse gases released, which contribute to global warming and contributes to the global burden of disease. Annually, about 4 million people die prematurely worldwide from illnesses linked […]

Gender inequalities lead to gender inequities in access to health care, income levels, education and promotion in employment, political participation and representation. It increases the risk of violence against women and hinders the ability of victims to seek help. Gender-based violence (GBV) is a human rights violation and a consequence of power and gender inequalities […]

The widespread use of plastic, especially the single-use type, results in an increase in plastic wastes, polluting both land and ocean. Since plastic doesn’t degrade, when improperly disposed of, they end up accumulating in waterways and soil, contributing to greenhouse gases and posing great risk to animal and human health, as well as the environment. […]

There are about 25 million people with disabilities (PwDs) in Nigeria. This number makes up 29% of the 84 million PwDs in Africa; over half of whom are women. When compared to other regions, the North East is home to most PwDs in Nigeria due to the ongoing conflict and insurgency. PwDs in Nigeria, like […]

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