Public Health Advocacy

Trans Fat Free Nigeria: Now is the time for speed!
Trans Fat Free Nigeria: Now is the time for speed!

By Abayomi Sarumi As evidence grew confirming that industrially produced trans fat is toxic and increases risk factors for cardiovascular diseases, the World Health Organisation (WHO) had to step in to discourage its use in food production. In 2018, the WHO launched the REPLACE package for the elimination of trans fat in food supply globally and worked with countries of…

Discountenance industry lies about sugar sweetened beverages tax, CAPPA urges Govt
Discountenance industry lies about sugar sweetened beverages tax, CAPPA urges Govt

Press Statement The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has urged the Federal Government to reject the reported aversion of producers of carbonated drinks to the N10/litre on Sugar- Sweetened Beverages Tax which government started implementing on June 1, 2022. Media reports had indicated that some firms, operating under the umbrella of the Nigeria Association of Small and Medium…

CAPPA Announces Winners of its “SmokeFree Nollywood” Skit Challenge
CAPPA Announces Winners of its “SmokeFree Nollywood” Skit Challenge

On Monday, September 5, 2022, Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa announced the winners of its #SmokeFreeNollywood skit challenge which commenced on May 12, 2022. The challenge launched in 2019 is an annual competition that invites youths within the age bracket of 18 – 35 years to submit short creative videos and ideas that counter the antics of the tobacco…

Killer Trans Fatty Acids:  CAPPA’s Aderonke Ogunleye-Bello, Pens Down Open letter to Nigeria’s Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami
Killer Trans Fatty Acids: CAPPA’s Aderonke Ogunleye-Bello, Pens Down Open letter to Nigeria’s Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami

Dear Attorney General of the Federation, I intend to go straight to the reason behind my letter which centers on the lives of over 200 million Nigerians sitting uneasily in a file in front of your table as I write. I want to draw your attention to the fact that the number one killer disease in the world today is…

Analysis: Why Nigerians Must Reject the Latest Water Resources Bill
Analysis: Why Nigerians Must Reject the Latest Water Resources Bill

On 30th June 2022, information filtered into the public space that the Federal Government of Nigeria had once again re-submitted the National Water Resources Bill which was widely criticized and rejected by Nigerians in 2019 and 2020 respectively. The Bill which has continuously been a subject matter of controversy and unease was widely rejected and eventually jettisoned by the National…

CAPPA Hosts Webinar in Commemoration of the 12th Anniversary of UN Resolution on the Human Right to Water
CAPPA Hosts Webinar in Commemoration of the 12th Anniversary of UN Resolution on the Human Right to Water

On July 28, 2022, the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) in collaboration with the Our Water Our Right Africa Coalition, African Women Water Sanitation and Hygiene Network (AWWASHNET), and Ecumenical Water Network of Africa (EWN/A) hosted a webinar in commemoration of the 12th anniversary of the United Nations (UN) Resolution declaring water and sanitation a human right (Resolution…

Lack of Water in Epe Community Plunges Residents into Hardship
Lack of Water in Epe Community Plunges Residents into Hardship

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) visited Odo-Iragunshi and Poka communities in Eredo Local Council Development Area in Epe on July 16, 2022, as part of interventions in the water sector crisis of Lagos and campaign for a Just city as opposed to urbanisation which leaves poor communities at the mercy of the rich. The Just City project…

Empowering African Journalists to Take a Deep Dive into Water Reporting
Empowering African Journalists to Take a Deep Dive into Water Reporting

Under the umbrella of the Our Water, Our Right Coalition (OWORAC), Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) in collaboration with Corporate Accountability, hosted a two-day virtual training for journalists and media practitioners in Africa on Human Right to Water and Threats of Water Privatization in Africa. The workshop which held on the 13th and 14th of July 2022, was…

Trash the National Water Resources Bill Now, CAPPA Urges Lawmakers

The Corporate Accountability & Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has urged the National Assembly to trash the controversial Water Resources Bill, which was re-presented on June 29, 2022, for First Reading by the Chairman of the House Committee on Water Resources, Hon. Sada Soli from Katsina State. The bill, which was initially introduced and rejected by the lawmakers during the 8th…

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