Nigeria: Foundation seeks govt, CSOs, Development Partners support to manage asthma

The Amaka Chiwuike-Uba Foundation (ACUF) has called on the government, CSOs, Development Partners and other Stakeholders to support Asthma Management in Nigeria. The Foundation noted that given the asthma prevalence, morbidity and mortality rate in Nigeria, all hands need to be on desk, to, first tackle environmental factors that trigger asthma and also provide the necessary support in terms of infrastructure, human resources capacity and other tools required for asthma management.

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Right to Breath: The Challenge of Environmental Governance in Nigeria

By: Chiwuike Uba– It is no longer news that Nigeria is currently classified as one of the most polluted countries in the world. Despite the poor environmental condition, the Government has no clear road map and ‘will-power’ to reduce and manage our environment for better breathing and better living. According to World Health Organisation (WHO), outdoor air pollution is a major environmental health problem affecting everyone in developed and developing countries and consequently, by reducing air pollution levels, countries can reduce the burden of disease from stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, and both chronic and acute respiratory diseases, including asthma.

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