Childbirth is an incredible time for a mother and the entire family. But it can be a time of great grief and pain when the family losses a mother during delivery or a baby at birth. According to World Health Organisation (WHO) statistics, about 130 million births occur annually, over 303,000 mothers lose their lives during the … Continue reading 6 Cost-effective Strategies to Optimize Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health.
Raising a teenager can sometimes be a roller coaster. The usually obedient child suddenly becomes unruly, spends more time with friends, and no longer sticks to family rules. They may adopt a different eating pattern and are obsessed with their body image. Though this experience can leave you feeling frustrated, the deviant nutrition patterns can … Continue reading 10 Strategies to optimize Teenage Healthy Eating Habits
I cannot relate to anything more exciting than a newborn baby, always small and sweet. Unlike other animals whose young ones are up and about almost immediately after birth, the human baby is so dependent on the mother that left on their own they cannot survive. This dependency does not just happen after birth, the … Continue reading 9 Best Practice to Promote Child Health in the First 1000 Days
picture courtesy of 123rf.com HIV global overview HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), which causes AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) remains the most challenging public health pandemic since the first case diagnosed in 1981. Even though substantial efforts have gone towards the fight against the virus, it is estimated that 79 million people have been infected and 36 … Continue reading 5 Life-Cycle Approach to Youth (15-24) HIV prevention
picture courtesy of pngtree.com Whenever health experts announce an impending disease outbreak, governments face unprecedented challenges to protect the citizens from lurking danger. Emergency budgets, resource re-allocation, and stringent measures to reduce the spread of infection are announced. However, instigating public health measures is not easy. You have seen, for example, people walking freely with … Continue reading 9 Individual Public Health Measures to institute and mitigate the scourge of Covid-19￼
Photo courtesy of istockphoto.com Finally, the year 2021 is at the tail end. Despite the initial uncertainties of the Covid-19 pandemic, nations have risen and heeded the WHO call to control the pandemic. No more lockdowns, businesses have picked up, and the “new normal” way of life is back. This calls for celebrations, and what … Continue reading Road Safety During The Festive Season: 9 Ground Rules
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 … Continue reading Bridging Health Gap: Annual Health Education SCHEDULE, 2022
Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com Bridging Health Gap.com, a web page launched on 18th July 2021 at WordPress provides Public Health Literacy to equip the public with health knowledge. Drawing from my experience, I have witnessed undue suffering that is preventable. Take, for example, diarrhea, it has remained a leading cause of death in children worldwide, but … Continue reading Bridging Health Gap: HAVE YOU POSTED YOUR FEEDBACK?
Picture courtesy of istockphoto.com In this part of the world, public transport is notorious for causing massive road traffic accidents that result in multiple casualties. So before I joined medical college, whenever I traveled, I used to get comfortable when I saw a first aid box placed somewhere at the back of the vehicle. I … Continue reading 22 CONTENTS OF Basic First Aid Kit
photo courtesy of clipart-library.com Food poisoning! Almost every one of us can relate to an incidence of food poisoning. I have had my fair share. However, one incidence remains the most poignant. We had visited my mother upcountry, on our way back, we decided to have lunch in one of the local hotels. That was … Continue reading Food Poisoning? 14 HOME PREVENTIVE MEASURES