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5 Doctor Appointments to Stop Postponing

5 Doctor Appointments to Stop Postponing

For more than a year, COVID-19 has largely confined people to their homes and shut down schools, stores, and businesses. The pandemic isn’t over, of course. But thanks to the vaccine, normal life is starting to gradually return—and doctors’ offices that were closed or offered only limited services for the past year are opening back […]

Infant And Young Child Feeding

Infant And Young Child Feeding

Every infant and child has the right to good nutrition according to the “Convention on the Rights of the Child”. Undernutrition is associated with 45% of child deaths. Globally in 2020, 149 million children under 5 were estimated to be stunted (too short for age), 45 million were estimated to be wasted (too thin for […]

Health Benefits of Cherries

Health Benefits of Cherries

It’s cherry season again! They’re fresh, plentiful, beautiful, and delicious, but, you may be wondering—are cherries actually that good for you? The answer is yes, 100 times yes! Cherries are not only one of the healthiest fruits, they also rank as one of the most health-protective foods overall. One cup, or about 21 cherries, contains […]

India’s Coronavirus Deaths Exceed 200,000 After Record Surge In Cases

India’s Coronavirus Deaths Exceed 200,000 After Record Surge In Cases

 India’s toll from the coronavirus surged past 200,000 on Wednesday, the country’s deadliest day, as shortages of oxygen, medical supplies and hospital staff compounded a record number of new infections. The second wave of infections has seen at least 300,000 people test positive each day for the past week, overwhelming healthcare facilities and crematoriums and […]

Health Official Alleges ‘Sexual Slavery’ In Tigray; Women Blame Soldiers

Health Official Alleges ‘Sexual Slavery’ In Tigray; Women Blame Soldiers

 The young mother was trying to get home with food for her two children when she says soldiers pulled her off a minibus in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, claiming it was overloaded. It was the beginning of an 11-day ordeal in February, during which she says she was repeatedly raped by 23 soldiers who forced nails, […]

1.4 Million With Tuberculosis, Lost Out On Treatment During First Year Of Covid-19

1.4 Million With Tuberculosis, Lost Out On Treatment During First Year Of Covid-19

An estimated 1.4 million fewer people received necessary care for tuberculosis (TB) during 2020 compared with the previous year, because of COVID-19, the UN health agency said on Monday. The latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO) from more than 80 countries, showed a reduction in the treatment of 21 per cent in the first year […]

Identifying Your Stressors

Identifying Your Stressors

We all live with stress but we handle it differently. But then, maybe stress from work, daily hustle or bills are kinds of stress we have little or no control over and we always have to find a way to deal with it. But what do you do when the reason for the stress is […]

Breast Cancer {How To Check Your Body}

Breast Cancer {How To Check Your Body}

Growing up, I remember a particular organization came to my secondary school and asked to see the girls only in the school. We were all assembled into the school hall and they addressed us. They enlightened us on what breast cancer was and taught us how to self-examine our breast and even shared informative leaflets […]

Prime Minister Dies in Germany

Prime Minister Dies in Germany

Prime Minister Hamed Bakayoko died in a German hospital on March 10, 2021, at the age of 56. Bakayoko left Abidjan on February 18, 2021, for treatment at the American Hospital of Paris, France. Two weeks later on March 6, 2021, he was transferred to Germany. Hamed Bakayoko was born March 8, 1965 in Abidjan. […]

Customary and Religious Laws Are Impeding Progress Towards Women’s Health in Nigeria

Customary and Religious Laws Are Impeding Progress Towards Women’s Health in Nigeria

Numerous countries have committed themselves to promoting the sexual and reproductive health of women and girls by ratifying international human rights treaties. These include the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Nigeria ratified the convention on women’s rights in 1985 and the convention on child rights in […]

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