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How Portugal solved its Heroin problem
24 May 2018
Back in the 1990s, Portugal faced a heroin crisis. Most people knew someone affected by the lethal drug. Just two decades later, the country has one of the lowest drug-related death rates in the world.
NAFDAC drug seizure - agency pushes for stricter penalties for offenders
10 Feb 2018
NAFDAC drug seizure - agency pushes for stricter penalties for offenders.
Thailand battles drug-resistant malaria strains
15 Dec 2017
Once a smuggling stop for Cambodia's Khmer Rouge guerrillas, the Thai border town of Bo Rai has found itself on a new front line - against drug-resistant malaria strains which threaten to reverse the global fight against the disease.
Curbing drug abuse in Nigeria
31 Oct 2017
Having attended to over 1044 patients across its 11 centres in 2015 alone, Nigeria’s National Epidemiological Network on Drug Use (NENDU), says the median age for drug use in the country is 28 years.
How 3 million bottles of codeine are consumed daily in North - Senate
12 Oct 2017
The Senate, yesterday, raised the alarm that the 19 Northern states of the federation were under serious threat due to drug abuse, stating that over three million bottles of codeine syrup were consumed daily in Kano and Jigawa states.
Women lawyers hold rally to campaign against drug trafficking and abuse
15 Jul 2017
Women lawyers hold rally to campaign against drug trafficking and abuse.
Colombia peace deal security gains will take decade: general
3 Jun 2017
Consolidating security gains from Colombia's recent peace deal with FARC guerrillas while battling remaining leftist rebels and drug trafficking gangs will take a decade, according to the head of the armed forces.
Coroner insists Adeleke died of drug overdose
30 May 2017
Coroner insists Adeleke died of drug overdose.
Northern Governors Wives meet in Abuja to tackle drug abuse menace
3 May 2017
Northern Governors Wives meet in Abuja to tackle drug abuse menace.
Tanzania faces major shortage of medicines
8 Oct 2016
The poor and most vulnerable in Tanzania are suffering from a major shortage of basic medicines. Public health facilities only have half the drugs they need after the government failed to release funds.
Hundreds killed in Philippines drugs crackdown
23 Jul 2016
The war on drugs in the Philippines is tearing families apart. President Rodrigo Duterte has promised to be tough on crime. But rights groups say police have killed more than 300 suspects, most of them from poor communities.
HIV/AIDS still claiming lives despite awareness campaigns
19 Jul 2016
Despite new drugs and widespread awareness campaigns, HIV/AIDS remains one of the leading causes of death worldwide. There are around 37 million people who are HIV positive with the virus that causes AIDS.