Public Health Advocacy

CAPPA, NTCA, Supports Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission to Conduct Enforcement Exercise
CAPPA, NTCA, Supports Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission to Conduct Enforcement Exercise

On March 2, 2022, CAPPA in joint action with the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC), and National Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) conducted a surveillance exercise across strategic locations in Lagos State to evaluate the implementation of graphic health warnings on tobacco products. The action was in accordance with provisions of the National Tobacco Control Act, 2015 and the…

Trans-Fat: Air Frying vs Deep Frying
Trans-Fat: Air Frying vs Deep Frying

By: Aderonke Ogunleye-Bello Traditionally, heated oils are used in frying foods.  They vary from vegetable oil, palm oil, olive oil, sunflower to chicken oil and could be used in preparing fried foods and cooked meals. However, there are safe and unsafe frying methods that largely contribute to the well-being of humans. Staple Nigerian foods like chin-chin, yam, potatoes, chicken, plantain,…

CAPPA & NTCA Pay Courtesy Visit to Daily Trust Newspaper to Galvanise Joint Action for Tobacco Control
CAPPA & NTCA Pay Courtesy Visit to Daily Trust Newspaper to Galvanise Joint Action for Tobacco Control

On February 3, 2022, the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) and Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) team paid a courtesy visit to Daily Trust Newspaper at their corporate headquarters in Abuja. The CAPPA and NTCA delegation comprising of Mr. Akinbode Oluwafemi (Executive Director, CAPPA), Mr. Phillip Jakpor (Director of Programmes, CAPPA), Chibuike Nwokorie (Project Officer, NTCA), Paul Ashibel…

Empowering the Media to combat Tobacco use
Empowering the Media to combat Tobacco use

From February 8 -10, 2022, the CAPPA and the Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) communication teams alongside communication specialists and journalists from Burkina Faso, Benin Republic, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Senegal, Togo, and The Gambia participated in a learning event organised by the African Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA) in Lomé, Togo. The event brought together media…

CAPPA Celebrates Valentine Day with Advocacy Walk Against Trans Fatty Acids in Nigeria
CAPPA Celebrates Valentine Day with Advocacy Walk Against Trans Fatty Acids in Nigeria

The city of Lagos came alive when forty-two persons (42) comprising of volunteers, media practitioners, and staff of CAPPA marched along major streets of Ikeja and environs on February 14, 2021, to enlighten citizens on the dangers of consuming foods containing trans-fatty acids. The rally which was part of a variety of transfat free advocacy activities scheduled for Valentine’s Day…

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