Immunization is a means of saving lives from deadly communicable and contagious diseases that are preventable. No child should be restricted from immunization. This means vaccines should be easily accessible, free and affordable to all, regardless of social class or geographical location. The cycle of the diseases must be broken and fully eradicated in order to improve quality of life. Remember, 2020 World Immunization Week theme; #VaccinesWork for ALL.
The vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) are infectious diseases for which effective preventable vaccines exist. Any death from vaccine-preventable disease is considered as vaccine-preventable death. Major VPDs include: Tuberculosis – Bacille Calmette Guerin (BCG) vaccine, Diphtheria, Hepatitis B, Measles, Pertussis, Polio, Tetanus and Yellow Fever. World Health Organization estimates indicate that close to a million children
“Get the ambu bag! Continue the CPR! Don’t stop! Please do something!”screamed Ogechi, whilst panting heavily, her face and clothes drenched in her own sweat. She had climbed the stairs several times in few minutes to get resuscitation items for her dying mum, she needed ventilation herself but she wasn’t bothered. She only focused on
To many eating late at night is just as normal as delaying breakfast until mid-day, if eating breakfast at noon poses no or little threat to life, the case of eating late at night poses enough danger that will make one to avoid it. With increase in the number of obese patients, we are beginning
The Founder of the Foundation who is also currently serving in the camp, Dr Hamzat Zaheed said he organized the screening for staffs after the live broadcast on the 14th of this month to sensitize people about the diabetes mellitus in commemoration of World Diabetes Day 2019. He added that same exercise was held
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a metabolic endocrine disorder. It is a chronic non-communicable disease which generally start over a period of time and may progress without any symptoms. Thus, many people are accidentally detected during a general health screening. It is a condition characterized by elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia) due to lack of insulin. Insulin
BACKGROUND: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited abnormality of the red blood cell characterized by chronic haemolytic anaemia with numerous clinical consequences. SCD refers to a collection of hemoglobinopathies (inherited gene) characterized by abnormal haemoglobin and produced through the homozygous inheritance of a sickle cell allele. Heterozygous inheritance results in a condition known as