June 29, 2017

The Public Health Implications Of Bottled Water Production

Bottled water risks include more than just draining your bank account. You see, those single-use bottles found in supermarkets, gas stations and gyms across the country are some  sort of “toxic rip-offs.” Why?  Because you’re paying way more for a product that contains harmful compounds.  Case in point: A recent […]
January 9, 2017

How to be safe if your partner is HIV+ and you’re negative

HIV/AIDS is a public health problem in Nigeria. About 3.5 million people were living with HIV and AIDS in Nigeria at the end of 2011 and several others died due to AIDS-related complications.
October 10, 2016

Did you know you could have malaria and not be sick?

Yep, you read that right. That was my story last Thursday when I bumped into my friend who I’ve known since our days at the Botany and Microbiology department of the University of Ibadan. She told me how her husband who is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon, recently opened a diagnostic […]
October 9, 2016

People die of cholera after outbreak in Haiti hurricane

Haiti has been badly hit by a hurricane which has been named #HurricaneMatthew. Hundreds of people have died and the impoverished country is struggling to cope with a huge public health issue. The rise in cholera cases has made officials warn that contaminated water and a lack of hygiene are […]
September 6, 2016

Another Nigerian child paralysed from Polo virus

A third case in a recent outbreak of polio has emerged in the country, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. The virus has affected a child who has been paralysed. The World Health Organization has linked this case to two initial cases which were discovered in August. These were […]
September 2, 2016

Nigeria: Five new cases of #Lassa confirmed in Bauchi, Gombe, Plateau, Rivers states

Five confirmed cases of Lassa Fever were reported from four states of Nigeria within the week 24th August to 2nd September. Two cases were reported from Plateau State, one from Rivers, and one each from Bauchi and Gombe. The case reported from Gombe died on 22nd August 2016, all other […]
August 29, 2016

93 Days movie on Ebola to premiere on September 13 in Lagos

It’s another Movie Premiere at the House on The Rock church, Lekki, Lagos. The House on the Rock Church, Natives FilmWorks, Michelangelo Productions and the Bolanle Austen-Peters Production are collaborating to bring to you The Premiere of the Nigerian produced Film – 93 Days. Starring Bimbo Akintola, Danny Glover and […]
August 27, 2016

Lagos state on high Lasaa Fever alert

The Lagos State Government has ordered close monitoring of health centres and other traditional health institutions in the 57 local councils in the state. It was gathered that the government swung into action after a fresh case of the dreaded disease was announced. A doctor, who owned a hospital in […]