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1 in 10 Malaria drugs are poor quality – Study finds

Substandard medicines more prevalent than fakes in world’s most malaria-burdened country A rigorous analysis of more than 3,000 antimalarials purchased in Enugu, Nigeria found 9.3% to be of poor quality, according to new research published in PLOS ONE. Researchers found 1.2% of the samples to be falsified and 1.3% to be degraded,

Nigeria: Approximately 800,000 Children Displaced By Boko Haram

Approximately 800,000 children were displaced by Boko Haram uprising in northeast Nigeria, a new UNICEF report stated. The report released on April 13 elaborated on statistics previously reported by the media on the situation in Nigeria because of Boko Haram violence. Boko Haram, which means “Western education is forbidden”, is an Islamist

A WHO report says Monsanto’s Glyphosate is probably causing cancer

Monsanto, the US-based agrochemical giant that has dominated the agricultural industry with its herbicides and genetically modified seeds, is the focus of yet another controversy over the potential hazards of one of its biggest chemicals. Glyphosate, one of the primary ingredients in Monsanto’subiquitous weedkiller Roundup and other companies’ products, probably causes non-Hodgkin lymphoma, according to a new report from the World Health Organization’s International

500,000 kenyan women sterilized

Catholic Church released a report stating approximately 500,000 women may never bear children after being injected with a contaminated tetanus vaccine in 2014 Catholic Church claims in its final report that the anti-pregnancy HCG hormone, was laced in the vials from the October tetanus vaccination drive. Kenya’s Parliament mandated a joint

Ghana: takeover of the food system by giant biotech companies

It’s another victory for Monsanto, the giant corporation responsible for a large amount of genetically modified foods available on the market today. In Ghana, the national parliament has given its full support to the Plant Breeders Bill. Under this proposed legislation, farmers would be restricted from practicing ancient farming methods,

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