Infectious Diseases

Diet

Healthy eating lifestyle: the best weapon against infection

As of April 27, 2020, there has been close to 3,025,726 confirmed cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus Acute Respiratory Disease, now officially named by the World Health Organization as COVID-19 in the world. It has been declared a pandemic and it has swept through the world like a wildfire. The World Health Organization (WHO) …

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Antibiotics

Antibiotics Resistance: We All Have A Role To Play

An antibiotic is any substance that can destroy or inhibit the growth of bacteria and similar microorganisms without causing any harm to the infected organism. Antibiotics have saved millions of lives since the discovery of penicillin in 1928. Antibiotics resistance occurs when bacteria fail to respond to the substance which is normally used to stop …

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Quick reminder on the endemic disease: MALARIA

Malaria is one of the most serious health issues facing the world today. The World Health Organization in 2019 estimates over 300million new cases of malaria arises every year, with approximately 2-3million deaths resulting from contraction. It is endemic in Tropical region in Africa, with an estimation of 90% of the total malaria incidence and death …

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World Malaria day

The need to intensify a preventive approach in the eradication of malaria

The proverb prevention is better than cure typifies why it’s easier to stop something happening in the first place than to repair the damage after it has happened. Malaria is an age-old endemic of human health and has killed millions of people mostly children aged 5 years or younger in rural sub-Saharan Africa.Efforts have been …

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Coronavirus

Why sub-sahara Africa need a unique response to COVID19 outbreak

Malnutrition and disease means COVID-19 could be more deadly in Africa than elsewhere in the world.Health systems in Africa have limited capacity to absorb the pandemic.The strategic approach should focus on containment and aggressive preventive measures.As of 18 April 2020, there have been more than 2,094,884 confirmed cases of COVID-19 disease in 210 countries around …

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Hunger

Nigerians amidst two deaths: Covid-19 and Hunger

We all know Covid-19 is a virus that has wrecked havoc on societies. A lot of businesses, schools, banks, markets have been shut down. Churches and mosques, including social gatherings such as marriage, burials, and naming ceremonies, have not been spared in this incessant array of global shutdowns. Life has been so unbearable for people …

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