3 Coping strategies to minimize the impact of Post-Partum Psychosis (Puerperal Psychosis)

Childbirth is a moment of great hope for a family. Rarely do people prepare for the worst. It is devastating to the family when a mother develops complications following childbirth. Postpartum Psychosis (puerperal psychosis) is one of the most serious mental health conditions that affect women after childbirth. Though described as a rare disease, it … Continue reading 3 Coping strategies to minimize the impact of Post-Partum Psychosis (Puerperal Psychosis)

9 Best Practices to Promote Child Health in the First 1000 Days

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 Practices to Promote Child Health in the First 1000 Days

5 Life-Cycle Approach to Youth (15-24) HIV prevention

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

9 Individual Public Health Measures to institute and mitigate the scourge of Covid-19

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

Bridging Health Gap: HAVE YOU POSTED YOUR FEEDBACK?

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?

Food Poisoning? 14 HOME PREVENTIVE MEASURES

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

Sprains, Strains, and Fractures ARE DEBILITATING WHEN IGNORED: BE CAUTIOUS

Courtesy of iStockphoto.com Last Saturday, our son joined his teammate for a local tournament. The match was a competition against teams in neighboring estates. When he came back, or rather, driven home, he could barely walk. Both his ankles were swollen, and he walked with a limp. However, his spirit was high for being voted … Continue reading Sprains, Strains, and Fractures ARE DEBILITATING WHEN IGNORED: BE CAUTIOUS

Home Accidents and Emergencies: Nosebleeds in Children, Adults, and Pregnant Women

courtesy of istockphoto.com Nosebleed, medically known as epistaxis, is common and frightening as it starts spontaneously in an otherwise healthy individual. Though nose bleeding can be mild and clears without much effort, it can be a herald of underlying medical conditions. In Bridging the Health Gap, we shall look at nosebleeds in children, adults, and pregnant … Continue reading Home Accidents and Emergencies: Nosebleeds in Children, Adults, and Pregnant Women

home accidents and emergencies: allergic diseases

courtesy of 123rf.com Home accidents and emergencies are peculiar because you cannot predict when they occur. Being equipped with basic home accidents and emergencies management skills can be the difference to saving a life. In the subsequent articles, we shall Bridge the health gap by building our knowledge and skills to confidently manage common home accidents and … Continue reading home accidents and emergencies: allergic diseases

Optimizing Health-Seeking Habits: The Different Perspectives

Courtesy if clipart-library.com I am usually fascinated whenever I listen to my friend complaining about her last experience at our local hospital. You would think she will never set her feet in that hospital again. But, every time she visits the hospital for various reasons, her list of complaints only keeps on growing.    In … Continue reading Optimizing Health-Seeking Habits: The Different Perspectives