Posts Tagged “Health”

RecyclePoints, a Nigerian Company that Wants To Pay Nigerians For Their Waste Materials

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RecyclePoints, a Nigerian Company that Wants To Pay Nigerians For Their Waste Materials

While Nigeria has seemingly stepped up in her waste management efforts, a simple look around shows that there is still much to be done. This has led to a crop of startups specifically geared towards innovative ways to rid Nigerian streets of unnecessary waste materials that threaten our health and well-being.   One such startup…

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RECESSION OR NOT: Patent medicine dealers treat malaria free in Kwara

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RECESSION OR NOT: Patent medicine dealers treat malaria free in Kwara

Members of the National Association of Patent and Proprietary Medicine Dealers (NAPPMED) in Kwara State rcently embarked on free rapid diagnostic test and treatment of malaria for residents of Ilorin.   Speaking with journalists at the event which also marks the 54th anniversary of the association, the president of the association, Alhaji Wahab Ajibola, said…

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MEET NIGERIA’S CUPID — MATCHMAKER FOR HIV PATIENTS

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MEET NIGERIA’S CUPID — MATCHMAKER FOR HIV PATIENTS

Michael says he has some 7,000 clients on the books Sitting in his dimly-lit office in the Nigerian capital of Abuja, surrounded by files and boxes of condoms, matchmaker Ugochukwu Michael talks passionately about the part he has played in the marriages of around 100 couples in recent years. While the popularity of dating apps…

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TWO WEEKS IN NIGERIA (AN AMERICAN’S EXPERIENCE/LESSONS)

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TWO WEEKS IN NIGERIA (AN AMERICAN’S EXPERIENCE/LESSONS)

My father was born in Isuikwuato, Nigeria, and after immigrating to America started Living Hope Christian Ministries. For nearly 30 years, my parents have traveled to rural villages in Nigeria with a team of American doctors, nurses and volunteers with the sole goal of saving lives. Living Hope works for weeks in these villages, removing hernias, lipomas, cataracts and extracting teeth.

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TACKLING LOW LIFE EXPECTANCY IN NIGERIA

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TACKLING LOW LIFE EXPECTANCY IN NIGERIA

Earlier in the week, an official of the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), Anthony Lake, disclosed that half of the new HIV/AIDs infections among under-14s in the world occurred in only six countries: India, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa and Tanzania and Nigeria, adding that this was becoming the leading cause of death among Africans, aged between 10 and 19 years of age.

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NATURAL HAIR CARE MOVEMENT TAKES ROOT IN NIGERIA

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NATURAL HAIR CARE MOVEMENT TAKES ROOT IN NIGERIA

In a new report, Black Women for Wellness, an NGO based in Los Angeles, compiled five years of research and says that chemicals used in some hair products are linked to uterine fibroids in black women and girls. Products including relaxers, shampoos and hair dyes are mentioned in the study as containing toxic ingredients.
The World Health Organization has warned that hairdressers may be routinely exposed to cancer-causing chemicals. But the American Cancer Association says studies have not found a strong link between cancer and hair products and recommends more research

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GETTING HEALTHIER: IMPROVING HEALTH SERVICES IN NIGERIA

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GETTING HEALTHIER: IMPROVING HEALTH SERVICES IN NIGERIA

At the Model Primary Health Care Center, more than 25 expectant mothers line the hallway waiting patiently for the weekly antenatal session to begin. A nurse soon appears in the doorway of the examination room. In Hausa, the language of the region, she begins to discuss the importance of nutrition for their growing babies. This…

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RICH SALAD… THE NIGERIAN WAY

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RICH SALAD… THE NIGERIAN WAY

There are numerous ways to make a salad, some tasty, some uh, not so much. Personally, I’m not a fan of just lettuce, tomatoes and chicken. This way, as far as I’m aware, is the way some Nigerians make salads, maybe with some additions and subtractions (some add macaroni or corned beef among other things)….

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AZEEZ BUTALI, A U.S. BASED NIGERIAN DOCTOR DEVELOPS APP TO REDUCE CHILD DEATHS

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AZEEZ BUTALI, A U.S. BASED NIGERIAN DOCTOR DEVELOPS APP TO REDUCE CHILD DEATHS

According to the statement, Butali and his team at the University of Iowa created a nonprofit organization, Healthcare Trends, which has developed software and a related app that enables healthcare providers to text, email, or send voice messages to mothers reminding them about appointments and immunizations and providing important information about practices that can help protect the health and safety of their children. Butali hopes to expand the reach of the service to other developing countries.

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NIGERIA GETS RECORD 34 MILLION TABLETS TO TREAT SCHOOL CHILDREN OF WORMS

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NIGERIA GETS RECORD 34 MILLION TABLETS TO TREAT SCHOOL CHILDREN OF WORMS

By Emeka Anuforo Nigeria yesterday received a donation of 34 million tablets to treat its school children against schistosomiasis, one of the most prevalent tropical diseases in Africa. Caused by parasitic worm, schistosomiasis is described as a disease of poverty that leads to chronic ill-health.According to the World Health Organization (WHO), infection is acquired when…

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