Annual report 2021

Centre for Health Ethics Law and Development (CHELD) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization registered in Nigeria and established in 2010. We are a research think-tank and an implementer in the area of public health, mental health, child health and survival, gender-based violence, NCDs and migration, and their intersections with health, amongst other areas of interest.…

Period Poverty In Nigeria: Mitigating The Monthly Struggle For Women And Girls Through Free Sanitary Products

  Period poverty which is women and girls’ inadequate access to sanitary products and education, is an extension of the widespread poverty existing in Nigeria. With 95.1 million people projected to be living below the poverty line in 2022[1]   amid extremely scarce resources, there is little emphasis placed on providing menstrual hygiene and health products…

Dementia: An Overview

Dementia is a general term for loss of memory, language, problem-solving and other thinking abilities that are severe enough to interfere with daily life. Though dementia mostly affects older adults, it is not a part of normal aging. Symptoms The symptoms of dementia depends on the cause, but common signs and symptoms include: cognitive changes (memory…

Child Custody and Protection in Nigeria

Child protection is the safeguarding of children from violence, exploitation, abuse, and neglect. Article 19 §1 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child states: ‘Parties shall take all appropriate legislative, administrative, social and educational measures to protect the child from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation,…

World Breastfeeding Week: Policies and Programmes to Enhance Breastfeeding among Mothers

During the month, CHELD joined healthcare professionals and international development organisations around the world to celebrate the World Breastfeeding Week (1- 8 August) through a media campaign on social media highlighting a public health approach to breastfeeding in Nigeria. Some of the issues highlighted were the impact/role of the following policy issues in promoting breastfeeding.…

Enhancing Cross Border Cooperation for Protection and Reintegration for Victims of Trafficking: A CHELD – IOM Capacity Building Workshop for Service Providers

Nigeria continues to experience high internal and external human trafficking due to the growing size of its population, high insecurity, climate as well as its unmanned borders. Over the years, significant effort has been undertaken at the national and international level to establish an effective and globally coordinated approach to combatting trafficking, however, these efforts…