Adopt harm reduction approaches in public healthcare, Nigeria, others told

October 25, 2023 by vanguardngr.com

Adopt harm reduction approaches in public healthcare, Nigeria, others told

Stakeholders across Africa have called on the Nigerian government and other governments across Africa, to adopt harm reduction approaches and to integrate harm reduction principles and practices when regulating public health challenges. Harm reduction refers to interventions aimed at reducing the negative effects of health behaviours without necessarily extinguishing the problematic health behaviours entirely or permanently. The President of the African Medical Association and the Association of Medical Councils of Africa, Dr. Kgosi Letlape, described harm reduction as a more transformative strategy than prohibition-based policies.


2.60% of the adult population are current smokers. There are approximately 2.9 million current smokers in Nigeria 5.00% of men are current smokers but only 0.30% of women.
SOURCE: GSTHR

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