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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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WHO bemoans low rate of exclusive breast feeding in infants globally

WHO bemoans low rate of exclusive breast feeding in infants globally

According to a new report by UNICEF and WHO in collaboration with the Global Breastfeeding Collective, a new initiative to increase global breastfeeding rates, no country in the world fully meets recommended standards for breastfeeding. The Global Breastfeeding Scorecard, which evaluated 194 nations, found that only 40 per cent of children younger than six months are breastfed exclusively (given nothing but…

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Management of asthma

Management of asthma

Asthma is described as a respiratory condition marked by attacks of spasm in the bronchi of the lungs, causing difficulty in breathing. It is usually connected to allergic reaction or other forms of hypersensitivity. Asthma (from the Greek άσθμα, ásthma, “panting”) by definition is a disorder that causes the airways of the lungs to swell and narrow, leading to wheezing,…

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New vista on hypertension management

New vista on hypertension management

Hypertension, in Medilexicon’s medical dictionary, means “High blood pressure; transitory or sustained elevation of systemic arterial blood pressure to a level likely to induce cardiovascular damage or other adverse consequences.” According to the Pan African Medical Journal (2012), in addition to the direct costs in form of treatment related costs, there are also indirect costs related to lost man hours and savings…

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Researchers now view glaucoma as a disease of the brain

Researchers now view glaucoma as a disease of the brain — a neurodegenerative disease — rather than simply an eye disease. Recent research has shown that the complex connection between the eye and the brain is an important key to the disease. Glaucoma shares a number of features with degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Lou Gehrig’s disease.…

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How to rid Nigeria of malaria

How to rid Nigeria of malaria

Until recent times, overcoming the malaria burden had been a tall order for many countries across the world. Within the past decade however four of such countries have been certified by the WHO Director-General as having eliminated malaria. These include the United Arab Emirates (2007), Morocco (2010), Turkmenistan (2010), and Armenia (2011). In 2014, 16 countries reported zero cases of…

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Lagos Medical Center Increases Access to Healthy Food

Lagos Medical Center Increases Access to Healthy Food

We were looking to partner with a global reputable Pharmaceutical company that would deliver with most precocious and professional standards, and capable of meeting NAFDAC and All other government requirements…Superior Pharmaceutical meets all, and more… We were looking to partner with a global reputable Pharmaceutical company that would deliver with most precocious and professional standards, and capable of meeting NAFDAC…

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Expanded Preventive Food Pantry

Expanded Preventive Food Pantry

We were looking to partner with a global reputable Pharmaceutical company that would deliver with most precocious and professional standards, and capable of meeting NAFDAC and All other government requirements…Superior Pharmaceutical meets all, and more… We were looking to partner with a global reputable Pharmaceutical company that would deliver with most precocious and professional standards, and capable of meeting NAFDAC…

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