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Typhoid story: I prepared well but forgot to do one thing

September 14, 2020

It was on a Wednesday morning, after doing my NYSC application, I just discovered I was posted to Niger State and my camp will be at Paiko in Minna. It was a bitter sweet feeling for me, sweet in the sense that I was staying at Abuja at that time, so from Abuja to Niger […]

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HOW YOUR BODY’S DEFENCE SYSTEM WORKS PART 1

August 21, 2020

When you were young during outbreaks of chickenpox, I guess you must have heard that children who contracted the disease never got it twice? In this article, I’m going to explain in simple terms how your body immune system works to enable you to articulate how vaccines act, this is going to be quite interesting. […]

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Rotavirus vaccine: How I almost missed vaccinating my baby

August 12, 2020

Funke just finished vaccinating her 10 weeks old baby and was about leaving the vaccination clinic, when a chubby looking woman with a baby on her back approached the Matron requesting for the Rotavirus vaccine. ”Good morning Matron I com ask if ona they give yotavayus vaccine,” the woman said in pidgin, yes we do […]

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Even adults get vaccinated

March 18, 2020

As a little boy growing up, I was privileged to follow my mother as she took my little brother for one of his immunization session. While seated, I could see a lot of women with babies, nurses with no chills with straight faces like the suit of Frank Edoho of the then who wants to […]

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What if I’m hepatitis B positive ?

March 05, 2020

John a very handsome young man, also known as the “ladies choice,” had been procrastinating to go for screening to determine his hepatitis B status mainly because of his lifestyle, when he finally did it took just ten minutes, and the result was out, but he told the doctor to reveal his status to him […]

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How curiosity saved her life and can save yours too

February 24, 2020

The time was 5:00 am, within the four walls of a beautiful 1 bedroom apartment somewhere in Lagos Mainland came the sound of an alarm, oh no! she replied as she stretches out of her bed, and instantly she turns off the irritating sound, a busy week have started again for Jane like for everyone […]

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THE LITTLE THINGS I IGNORED NEVER IGNORED ME!

February 16, 2020

Nkechi was a very promising young lady in her early 30’s. The song Brown skin girl was a perfect description of Nkechi. She had hopes of becoming a top model with global repute, she had dreams which were bigger than life itself like every Nigerian youth, but guess what? Life always has something in store […]

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Are you at risk of hepatitis B virus infection?

An estimated 20 million Nigerians are currently living with hepatitis B virus (HBV), this means approximately 1 in 9 persons thus everyone is at risk of getting the hepatitis B virus. How do you know if you are at risk Persons at risk of hepatitis B fall into one of these categories; – Live in […]

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Typhoid fever what travellers can do to prevent it

December 02, 2019

If you have ever gotten typhoid , you will be able to relate how frustrating the constant fever, headache, and body weakness associated with the diseases is, and wondered how you got it in the first place. Typhoid fever is caused by a bacteria S.typhi, and you must have gotten typhoid from from ingesting contaminated […]

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Hepatitis A Vaccination: An important vaccination for travellers

November 23, 2019

Hepatitis A is a contagious liver infection caused by the Hepatitis A Virus (HAV), and you can get this disease from the consumption of contaminated food, fruits, and water containing the virus. This virus is common in many developing and developed countries, therefore you should take preventive measures when travelling to areas with outbreaks. There […]

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