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Uncomplicated and Severe Malaria.

Uncomplicated and Severe Malaria.

Malaria is a risk for 97% of Nigeria’s population. The remaining 3% of the population live in the malaria free highlands. There are an estimated 100 million malaria cases with over 300,000 deaths per year in Nigeria. This compares with 215,000 deaths per year in Nigeria from HIV/AIDS. Malaria is a disease caused by a parasite. The parasite is transmitted to humans through the bites of infected mosquitoes. People who…

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PAINFUL MENSTRUAL PERIODS (DYSMENORRHEA)

PAINFUL MENSTRUAL PERIODS (DYSMENORRHEA)

Dysmenorrhea is the term used to describe painful menstrual periods. The uterus is a muscle. Normally, chemicals called prostaglandins cause the uterus to contract during your period. The contractions push out the build-up of tissue that occurs each month inside the uterus. If the contraction is very strong, it can cause pain. The pain may feel like cramping in the lower abdomen, lower…

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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DIABETES

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT DIABETES

In sub-Saharan Africa, Nigeria has the highest number of people with diabetes with an estimated 3.9 million people (or an extrapolated prevalence of 4.99%) of the adult population aged 20-79-year-old. Prediabetes is often considered a transition step to Type 2 diabetes, but with important lifestyle changes Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed. In all forms of diabetes, the body’s ability to make or properly…

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Treating Malaria

Treating Malaria

Malaria facts More than 215 million cases of malaria occurred worldwide in 2016. The World Health Organization estimates that 445,000 people died of malaria in 2016; the vast majority are young children in sub-Saharan Africa. Although this is a significant decrease in deaths since 2000 due to increased prevention and control measures, there has been an increase from 2015 to 2016. Health care professionals…

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We salute frontliners healthcare workers!

We salute frontliners healthcare workers!

Health workers are at the front line of the COVID-19 outbreak response and as such are exposed to hazards that put them at risk of infection. Hazards include pathogen exposure, long working hours, psychological distress, fatigue, occupational burnout, stigma, and physical and psychological violence. Right now, our healthcare workers are on the frontlines of battling the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)…

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