Archive for Health
An 82-year-old woman was among 43 victims of Vesico Vagina Fistula (VVF), operated upon by medics of Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), during a 2-weeks medical outreach in Mangu, Plateau State.
VVF is an abnormal fistulous tract extending between the bladder (vesica) and the vagina which allows the continuous involuntary discharge of urine into the vaginal vault.
Vaginal fistulas can be upsetting and embarrassing because they leak and cause bad smells.
The most common cause of VVF is usually an injury to the bladder at the time of birth. Read more
The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Apapa Family, on Sunday donated some sets of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) equipment to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja.
The equipment include: four CR 5,000 ICU Beds, four Alpha Active 4 Mattresses, B-Braun Infusion Pumps, Syringe Pumps, Muliti-Parameter patient monitors and bedside lockers
The church had also refurbished and equipped the ICU in the Surgical Emergency section of the hospital.
The Head Pastor of RCCG, Apapa Family, Idowu Iluyomade, spoke at the inauguration of the units and handing over of the equipment.
Iluyomade said that the donation was part of the church’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities. Read more
According to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) figures in 2012, the top five killers in Africa were HIV/Aids, lower respiratory tract infections, diarrheal diseases, strokes, and Malaria. In my role as founder and president of Yeloto African Children’s Foundation, a non-profit organization named for my own children, I have made raising awareness of the ills and needs of children in Africa a central aspect of the mission of my efforts. As I have shared before in both public and private arenas. When I reflect on what I have seen and continue to see day to day during my vacation’s and annual charity sojourn to Nigeria, it generates great sadness in my heart to see how our country’s most valuable resource, its children, are not all provided for in a manner that ensures their optimum development and success. What I find even more disheartening is reminiscent of a quote by entrepreneur, author, and motivational speaker Zig Ziglar, who is quoted as saying, “The world’s most deadly disease is “hardening of the attitudes.” In too many arenas, from the average citizen to the highest echelons of government there is a sense of complacency about the needs of one of the most vulnerable populations in our midst. Our children need us and they need us now. At the risk of sounding cliché, the truth remains; the children that we are passing by begging or hawking in the streets, or those that are dying as a result of preventable illnesses are our future. I know that something as conceptually simple as paradigm shift in thinking as well as the synergism of individuals that choose to function as change agents hold the key to turning the tide and changing the present narrative for our African children. Read more
Diarrhea is the condition of having at least three loose or liquid bowel movements each day. It can lasts for a few days with the most significant symptom been dehydration due to fluid loss. Parents should be aware that loose but non-watery stools in breast feeding babies does not necessarily constitute diarrhea.
It is most common in developing countries. Total deaths for diarrhea worldwide was about 1.26 million in 2013. In 2012, it was the second most common cause of deaths in children younger than five years of age. Frequent episodes of diarrhea can lead to malnutrition, stunted growths and poor intellectual development. Read more
As Christmas approaches, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has issued a red alert to Nigerians to be wary of consumption of gins and wines.
NAFDAC’s Ports Head in Enugu State, Mr John Okwori, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu that the agency recently found out that beverage fakers were focusing on these drinks.
NAFDAC recently seized 11 large cartoons of fake Chelsea Dry Gin labels which could be used to package gins worth N64.76 million. Read more
Guaranty Trust Bank plc, has extended its annual One-on-One consultation for children with Autism and other developmental difficulties to Ogun State. The five day programme, which is free and open to the general public, began on Monday 25th April,2016 at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, in Abeokuta, the state capital.
Themed “Managing Autism: The Next Generation, Consideration and Resources”, the One-on-One consultation features specialists from Nigeria and the United States of America offering consulting services ranging from the assessment of children for Autism and other developmental challenges to the counselling of their parents. Other specialized consultation services include; Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy, Behaviour Analysis, Audiology, Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychiatry, Physiotherapy, and Occupational Therapy. Read more
Guaranty Trust Bank plc, in partnership with the Cycology Club, Patricks Speech and Languages Centre, The Centre for Children Development, Parents of children living with Autism and other non-governmental organizations, are organizing a walk and cycling campaign around the Lagos metropolis on Saturday, April 2, to mark the 2016 World Autism Awareness Day.
The Walk for Autism will kick off by 7am from Town Planning Way Bus-stop, Ilupeju while the Cycling for Autism initiative will take off at 6am from The Syrian Club, Ribadu Road, Ikoyi. The campaign will cover major routes in the Lagos metropolis such as the 3rdmainland bridge, Ikorodu road and the Lekki Expressway. Other stakeholders in the awareness campaign include, The Learning Place, the College of Medicine, Idi Araba. The participants include children living with Autism, their parents, families, friends and GTBank staff members.
The walk and cycling campaign will officially kick-startthe 6th edition of GTBank’s Annual Autism Programme, which is designed to provide support for children with developmental disabilities, most especially the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), by creating awareness of the disorder and invariably acceptance. ASD affects 1 in every 150 children around the world and is a lifelong developmental disability characterized by great difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people.
Affirms commitment to improve oral health and its awareness among Nigerians
The Oral-Care brand of Procter & Gamble, Oral-B, commemorated World Oral Health Day on Tuesday the 22nd of March, in its continued commitment to improve oral health in the county and making great dental care easily accessible to more Nigerians. With the theme of the World Oral Health Day titled “Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body”, Oral B is set to take oral hygiene in Nigeria to a new level and substantially increase the overall public awareness of oral health.
Attendees at the event were also given a demonstration of the Oral B Mobile Dental Clinic. The program serves both as a platform for quick education as well as immediate dental care. Oral-B’s mission remains: helping all Nigerians have stronger and healthier teeth, hence its promise of: “Healthier, Stronger Teeth in One Week”.
JCIN Ikeja to sensitize Nigerians on LASAA fever through online media this Friday #KickLassaFeverOutCampaign
Determined to bring joy and sensitize Nigerians and Africa in Diaspora about the deadly disease, “LASSA FEVER”, Junior Chamber International Nigeria, Ikeja THE LEGACY BUILDER, will on Friday January 29th, Join hands with renowned Nigerians and world health authorities to educate on good health and well being. The interactive segment is scheduled on Twitter for easy communication.
In its commitment to expand global sensitization of Lasa Fever, contribute good health and well being according to SDG GOAL, the Local Organization President of Junior Chamber International Nigeria, Ikeja, Olamide Akin Balogun Confirmed that #KickLassaFeverOutCampaign Online Campaign is being hosted by JCI, Global Impact Ambassador, Medicaid Diagnostics, Bring Back our Girls Group, Kebbi State, Host (health matters on NigeriainfoFM 99.3 ) to answer questions on everything LASSA FEVER. Read more
Medtronic and Renescor have signed a partnership deal to bring high quality cardiac care and healthcare managed services to the purpose-built Gbagada Cardiac and Renal Centre (CRC) in Lagos.
Renescor was recently awarded a five-year concession agreement with the Lagos State Government to activate and bring high quality services to the purpose-built Gbagada Cardiac and Renal Centre (CRC). Renescor is partnering with Medtronic to help manage CRC’s Cath-Lab, Operating Room (OR) and ICU.
Chairman of Renescor, Dr Ladi Awosika, explained: “Nigeria is in desperate need for efficient Cath-Labs and operating rooms (OR) to treat more patients locally. Lagos currently has only two operational Cath-Labs to serve a population of 16 million and is in critical need of more.” Read more
President Buhari is delighted by the announcement which follows the absence of any case of the wild polio virus in Nigeria since July 24, 2014.
The President applauds the concerted efforts of government officials, health workers, volunteer groups, civil society, religious leaders, traditional rulers and international partners which resulted in this historic achievement.
While he joins other Nigerians and the global community in celebrating Nigeria’s removal from the list of polio-endemic countries, President Buhari urges continued vigilance to ensure that Nigeria maintains this new status.
The President directs all government ministries, departments and agencies involved in the polio eradication effort to remain proactively engaged and on guard against the re-emergence of the polio virus in Nigeria.
He assures the World Health Organisation and the global community that the Federal Government will ensure that immunisation and surveillance activities continue across Nigeria to keep the country polio-free.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
September 26, 2015
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