How preference for male child fuels maternal morbidity, mortality
After five un-spaced pregnancies and childbirths, all through Caesarian Section (CS), 35-year-old Ngozi Egbu, a resident of Anambra State still got pregnant again
Making Nigeria safe from common diseases
The fact that Nigeria has been good at reporting outbreaks, mortality and morbidity from diseases instead of promoting prevention engaged our attention the other day
Maternal/infant mortality: Race to 2020 target looking bleak
The Federal Government’s target of reducing the high maternal and infant mortality rate by achieving a 27 percent modern contraceptive prevalence rate...
Obesity pandemic shifting cancer to younger people, researchers find
A new study looking at incidence of disease data nationwide from 2000 to 2016 found a shift in obesity-associated cancers (OACs) to younger individuals. Typically, these cancers are diagnosed at higher rates among people older than 65.
Towards reducing infant mortality in Oyo
One of Nigeria’s greatest health challenges is infant mortality, described by experts to be ‘unacceptably high’ in a population estimated to be in the region of 200 million. Mortality of children within 28 days of birth is said to be more prevalent in 10 states of the federation. Within these states, it has been discovered…
Persistent back pain associated with high risk of mortality
A prospective analysis of back pain and rates of disability may help explain the association between back pain and mortality. Back pain is very common, affecting millions of people worldwide. It is also a major cause of disability and missed work days. Risk factors such as posture, sedentary lifestyle, weight gain, obesity, and age can…
The Trouble With Maternal Healthcare In Nigeria
Maria has been in a popular hospital for three weeks since the delivery of her twins. She says her husband ran away after he found out she was pregnant. Despite the cheap cost of the medical bills, Maria cannot afford to cover her bills. Since then, doctors, whose profession is characterised by owed salaries, have…
Visionscape partners foundation to reduce child cancer mortality
To eliminate cancer pandemic among youth in the country, particularly children, Visionscape Sanitation Solution, an environmental utility group, in partnership with Dorcas Cancer Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, is set to provide adequate treatment and medication for victims of the disease. As part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR), the company also hoped to provide access…