Would you like to have a basic understanding of the causes of diseases and how to prevent them? Gain knowledge on how you can mitigate the many health challenges facing humanity today? Understand how to protect the young ones from preventable yet leading causes of death and much suffering, then Bridginghealthgap.Com is the place to be.
Bridging Health Gap Webpage was launched on 18th July 2021 at WordPress.Com. The aim, to provide public health literacy and educate the public on numerous health challenges that can be prevented with the knowledge or mitigated to prevent complications, disabilities, and premature loss of life.
To this end, 17 articles on child health, health-seeking habits, home accidents, and emergencies were published. To help identify top priority health needs, a questionnaire was sent to you to give feedback. After analysis, the following are the key findings;
- Relevancy of the articles to health needs
It was exciting to read through the comments posted regarding the relevancy of publications. The most common words used to describe this personal feeling were, “informative” “very educative” “helpful” “interesting”, and “relevant”. Looking at these terms, I can only conclude that the information is timely and is filling a gap in health knowledge. I’ll strive to be resourceful and publish evidence sound articles in tandem with my commitment to “Bridging Health Gap” through public health literacy.
2. Frequency of publications
Opinions on the frequency of publications were diverse. Most recommended weekly publications, with bi-monthly taking second position and once a month came up third. However, to consistently produce well-researched articles, weekly publications will be overwhelming. With your permission, I would kindly request to post an article once every two weeks (Bi-weekly). This will give me ample time to generate a comprehensive and well-articulated article that meets your health needs.
3. Priority health needs
It was humbling to go through your list of recommendations of top priority health needs. After analysis, the following thematic areas were identified and listed. A point to note is that whether your identified area is captured to be published in January, or in December 2022, it is by no means less important. All topics are equally important and I shall strive to write articles that resonate with your health needs.
- Infectious diseases
- Child health
- Maternal health
- Non-communicable diseases
- Men’s Health
- Environmental health
- Care of vulnerable populations
- Mental health
- Substance (drug) abuse
- Annual Schedule of publications 2022
|Months||Thematic areas||The second week of every month||Fourth Week of every month|
|January||Infectious diseases||Corona Virus (Covid-19)||HIV/AIDS|
|February||Child health||Importance of child nutrition in the first 1000 days||Teenage health (Eating disorders)|
|March||Maternal health||Pregnancy and childbirth||Postnatal depression (puerperal psychosis)|
|April||Nutrition||Principles of a healthy diet||Concepts of weight management|
|May||Non-communicable (lifestyle) diseases||Diabetes self-management principles||Hypertension|
|June||Men’s Health||Cardiovascular (heart) disease||Prostate cancer|
|July||Environmental health||Principles of disease control||Animal bites and stings|
|August||Care of vulnerable population||Children with special needs (autism)||Care of the elderly|
|September||Wellness||Annual medical examination||Physical Activity|
|December||Substance (drug) abuse||Alcohol and illicit drugs||Rehabilitation|
- The calendar takes effect in January, 2022.
- In December, we shall take a break, to allow for end year festivity, relax and recoup, come back prepared for more focused health education.
- A special article on “Road Safety” will be published on Sunday, the 28 November, 2021 in readiness for your end year travel.
- Meanwhile, continue interacting with the webpage publications for more health education.