How to cope with ongoing cholera, diarrhoea, gastroenteritis outbreaks in Lagos
Several reports have alerted to a cholera outbreak in Lagos State and over 100 cases recorded in Lagos Island General Hospital and some few cases in Isolo General Hospital.
Still a long walk to environment without open defecation
“PAY for shit? I cannot try that.” These are the exact words of Abdul when he was queried by The Guardian for practising open defecation.
Fresh concerns over chemicals for ripening fruits, softening foods
In recent times, there have claims and counter claims on health implications of using chemicals such as calcium carbide, ethylene and ethephon for ripening fruits and akanwu (alum/potash) for softening foods. A school of though has associated the rising cases of chronic diseases such as cancer, kidney damage, heart attack, stroke, hypertension, food poisoning, infertility,…
Regular hand washing prevents diarrhoea — Sriram
The General Manager, Reckitt Benckiser (RB) West Africa, Dayanand Sriram has urged Nigerians to practise regular hand washing to improve hygiene and curb diarrhoea epidemic. Sriram stated this in Yaba, Lagos, where he joined the rest of the world to mark the World Health Day. According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the prevalence…
Diarrhoea: Group tasks Nigerians on personal hygiene
A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Save the Children International, has advised Nigerians to maintain healthy environments and personal hygiene to prevent diarrhoea and other infectious diseases.
Diarrhoea affects children in Plateau IDP camp – NGOs
Four Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) confirmed the development to NAN on Monday in Jos during a free medical outreach at the camps.The NGOs are Saphira Global Center For Social Development; Voice For the Girl Child Foundation; Damark Pharmacy and African Child; and Mother Care Safety ....
‘Nigeria, Somalia, Chad have highest pneumonia, diarrhoea deaths’
The report, which was released yesterday, shows that pneumonia and diarrhea were the cause of death for an estimated 1.5 million children or 25 per cent of under-five deaths globally.
Natural remedies for cholera, diarrhoea
Cholera is here again. In Nigeria, cholera and other diarrhoeal diseases are usually associated with flooding and dirty environment. The menace is causing havoc not just in Nigeria but worldwide from Kenya to Yemen.
Groups sensitises men to support exclusive breastfeeding
As part of its activities to commemorate the 2017 World breastfeeding week, members of Save the Children, a non-governmental organisation committed to the well-being of children, took to the streets to sensitize the general public especially the men on the need to support exclusive breastfeeding.
Diarrhoea kills 28 in Somaliland in 10 days
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) warned Wednesday of a health crisis in Somaliland after 28 people died of acute diarrhoea in the past 10 days.
USAID project launches Push Away Diarrhoea campaign in Benue
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in its flagship project, Shops Plus in its continued efforts to sustain health outcomes in private sector in Makurdi...