Lead poisoning

By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Jan 29th, 2013
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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan’s decision to immediately release funds to clean up lead-contaminated villages in Nigeria will save untold lives, Human Rights Watch said today. Releasing the funds clears the way for at least 1,500 children in urgent need of life-saving medical treatment in north...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 3rd, 2012
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By Jason Beaubien Across a swath of northern Nigeria, a humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding, as lead from illegal gold mines sickens thousands of children. More than 400 kids have died, and many more have been mentally stunted for life. Doctors Without Borders, which has set up clinics to treat the...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 12th, 2012
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press release Friday May 11, 2012 – Abuja, Nigeria — An International Conference to find solutions to the Zamfara lead poisoning crisis (1), of which Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), was the lead organiser concluded on Thursday. The conference delegates endorsed a clear action plan calling for N...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 7th, 2012
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Thousands of children in northwestern Nigeria are in urgent need of treatment for lead poisoning. New York-based Human Rights Watch says dozens of villages in northwestern Zamfara State remain contaminated, two years after the problems were first discovered. Left untreated, lead poisoning can be fata...
By benim
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Oct 29th, 2011
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Kano – Illegal gold mining has left at least 2 000 children with lead poisoning in several northern Nigerian villages, where 400 children have already died from contamination, an official said on Friday. The 2 000 children under 5 have shown signs of lead levels in the blood far exceeding inter...
By benim
In Children & Youth
Mar 7th, 2011
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Lead poisoning linked with illegal gold mining has killed a further 400 children in northern Nigeria since November, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said on Monday. The latest figures suggest the death toll from the crisis in the northern state of Zamfara is rising after the United Na...