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World hypertension day 2022: get your blood pressure checked

Hypertension also called high blood pressure, is a leading cause of death and disease in Nigeria. The condition is long-lasting and, though you can manage it safely with medicines, you can not cure it. Learn more about hypertension by reading this post- high blood pressure. Hypertension affects almost one in three adult Nigerians, and more …

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World Malaria Day 2022: Harness innovation to reduce malaria disease burden and save lives

Nigeria’s burden of malaria-related deaths (32%) outstrips her actual disease burden (27%). To reduce the burden of malaria, Nigeria must harness available innovations in prevention, testing, treatment, and access to care. The decade’s big decline in malaria burden has slowed down, impacted by the covid19 pandemic, and the persisting poor health infrastructure and system in …

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World Tuberculosis Day 2022: “Nigeria has the highest TB burden in Africa” WHO

Covid-19 reversed gains of the last decade Government must scale up investment in detection, treatment and care. Stakeholders resolve to scale up interventions. Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major public health problem globally and is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. An estimated 10 million people contracted TB in 2021 globally, with more than …

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International Childhood Cancer Day 2022: Nigeria needs to focus on children

Nigeria’s cancer control plan expires this year with no review in sight. There is no policy or concerted effort at addressing childhood cancers. Delayed diagnosis and referral contribute to poor outcomes. Childhood cancers are a growing global health challenge. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that about 280,000 children are diagnosed with cancers yearly, with …

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Cervical Cancer Prevention Week: Stakeholders collaborate to improve access

The main cause of cervical cancer is infection with high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV), an extremely common family of viruses that are transmitted through sexual contact. Vaccines exist that protect against high-risk HPV types, and screening programmes can detect signs of disease at an early stage, allowing for effective treatment and management of the …

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World prematurity day 2021: act now to keep parents and babies born too soon together!

In Nigeria, more than three out of ten babies are born too early (premature). A premature baby has a high risk of malnutrition, poor growth and death. However, when properly cared for, babies born too soon can live normal healthy lives.  This year’s world prematurity say’s theme is “Zero Separation. Act now! Keep parents and …

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