Barriers to a Successful Shift towards an Evidence-Based Public Health

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by Adedamola Akinbode Evidence-based public health (EBPH) is the prudent use of current best evidence in making decisions about the well-being of populations regarding disease prevention, health promotion, health protection as well as health maintenance (Jenicek, 1997). Brownson et al (2009) described EBPH as “making decisions based on the best available scientific evidence, using data and information systems systematically, applying …

A Primer on Tobacco Consumption and Regulation in Nigeria

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The control of tobacco is a policy issue of increasing concern to developing countries. In Africa, currently the largest market for tobacco companies, governments are taking measures to implement bans on the purchase and public consumption of tobacco products. This essay highlights efforts by the Nigerian government at regulating the use of tobacco among its population. It starts by giving …

National Health Bill Signed into Law

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On December 9, President Jonathan signed the National Health Bill into law. The Act provides a framework for the regulation, development and management of a National Health system. Key provisions include: