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When Water Becomes Poison

When Water Becomes Poison

By Janet Adeyemo What comes to your mind when you hear “Poison”…? Poison refers to a substance that is harmful or lethal to a living organism when ingested. Can water be poisonous? Water is life at the right time and could be poisonous when taken too much. The human kidney filter excess waste and water […]

When you don’t drink enough water, your body pays the price

When you don’t drink enough water, your body pays the price

BY SOLA OGUNDIPE Water is essential to good health and to life itself, with no controversy. Without water, none of the important body functions such as flushing out waste, regulating body temperature or brain function would be possible. Water is important to nearly every part of your body and it is essential to your overall […]

Improving Access to Water Can Help Reduce Gender-Based Violence

Improving Access to Water Can Help Reduce Gender-Based Violence

Water is such a precious commodity in life and addressing the constraints women and young girls face in accessing and managing it, is important in the fight against gender-based violence (GBV). And recent media tour organised by UN Women to Hopley and Epworth, major sprawling settlements to the south and east of Harare showed the […]

Harare Seeks Govt Help As Water Situation Worsens

Harare Seeks Govt Help As Water Situation Worsens

The Harare City Council has called on the government to speed up the construction of Kunzvi and Musami Dams which authorities hope could solve the city’s worsening water problems. City fathers Tuesday sat for a special council meeting where they resolved to engage central government to help speed up dam constructions and the creation of […]

Tech Tool Aims To Predict Global Water Conflicts Before They Happen

Tech Tool Aims To Predict Global Water Conflicts Before They Happen

Climate change often impacts on water, which in turn can fuel clashes over diminishing resources and force people to migrate from their home areas Artificial intelligence can predict where conflicts over scarce water will break out up to a year in advance and allow action to prevent them, researchers said on Friday. An early warning […]

President Buhari Declares State Of Emergency On Water, Sanitation

President Buhari Declares State Of Emergency On Water, Sanitation

President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday, in Abuja declared a state of emergency on Nigeria’s water supply, sanitation and hygiene sector. The president said the declaration has become imperative to reduce the high-prevalence of water-borne diseases in different parts of the country, which has caused preventable deaths. Inaugurating the National Action Plan for Revitalization of Water Supply, […]

Diabetes: What To Drink and Not Drink

Diabetes: What To Drink and Not Drink

The basics Having diabetes means that you have to be aware of everything you eat or drink. Knowing the amount of carbohydrates you ingest and how they may affect your blood sugar is crucial. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends zero-calorie or low-calorie drinks. The main reason is to prevent a spike in blood sugar. […]

The Water Issue In Sao Tome Has Got Women Standing Up For National Change

The Water Issue In Sao Tome Has Got Women Standing Up For National Change

How women are pushing national change in one of Africa’s smallest nations. While the idea of an island may call to mind the image of a beach paradise, for the world’s 51 Small Island Developing States this is all too often a fragile idyll. Small, often economically at the mercy of their larger neighbours and […]

UNICEF Strengthens Distribution Of Safe Water In Lilongwe

UNICEF Strengthens Distribution Of Safe Water In Lilongwe

 Unicef Malawi has embarked on a campaign of distributing 40 000 liters of safe water on a daily basis to Mitengo community in Lilongwe, after the area recorded 10 cholera cases and ended the life of a 10 year old child. At Mitengo community, almost all members rely on wells and Lilongwe River as a […]

Super-Hydrate Your Life

Super-Hydrate Your Life

Did you know that an adult can go weeks without food, but will die after about 10 days without water? Even mild dehydration can sabotage your health, your productivity, your mind and your emotions. Give your body the nourishment it’s craving by building a diet that consists of 70 percent water-rich foods like lettuce, cucumber […]

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