SRHIN’s SIMBIHealth Advocacy Project Graduates 10
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The SimbiHealth Advocacy Project had its graduation ceremony on Saturday, 28th October 2023 at the Youth Centre, Toto in Nasarawa state. It was organized to celebrate the successful completion of the project’s 8-week training sessions of the community women leaders by the Slum and Rural Health Initiative. Ten community women leaders were trained for two months on the advocacy for women rights, Girl-child education, gender equity, sexual and reproductive health and mental health amongst others. Certificates were distributed to the women leaders by the Vice chairman, Community leaders, Matron ..read more
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Breaking Boundaries: Dr. Isaac Olufadewa’s Impactful Presence at the 2023 Global Mental Health Summit
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1M ago
In a remarkable convergence of leading minds and innovators in the field of mental health, the 12th Global Mental Health Research Without Borders Conference unfolded with great promise. This prestigious event, held between the 30th October to 1st November 2023, brought together a diverse array of researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and advocates, all united by a shared commitment to advancing the frontiers of global mental health. A Pinnacle Gathering of Minds The conference served as a vibrant platform for the exchange of cutting-edge scientific insights and the exploration of grou ..read more
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Empowering Change: Ruth Oladele Selected as AstraZeneca Young Health Programme Impact Fellow
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1M ago
In a momentous stride towards empowering global health leaders, Ruth Oladele, our esteemed Admin Officer, has been chosen as an AstraZeneca Young Health Programme (YHP) Impact Fellow. This accolade places her among a cohort of exceptional changemakers dedicated to combating non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and championing child and adolescent health. The Significance of the AstraZeneca Young Health Programme Non-communicable diseases, encompassing heart disease, cancer, respiratory conditions, and diabetes, stand as the leading global causes of mortality. Alarmingly, these ailments are lar ..read more
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Empowering Toto LGA: Simbi Health Project Sets a Promising Foundation Amidst Challenges
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1M ago
In a significant stride towards enhancing community health, the Simbi Health project kickstarted its operations in Toto Local Government Area (LGA) of Nasarawa State on Saturday, 9th September 2023. The Central Primary School Toto played host to the inaugural meeting, which witnessed the enthusiastic participation of community volunteers and women leaders hailing from ten different communities within the Local Government. The event commenced with solemn prayers representing the two major religions followed by warm introductions, creating an atmosphere of unity and shared purpose. Yahaya Daud ..read more
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Diphtheria Unmasked: Understanding the Deadly Bacterial Disease Affecting Nigeria
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1M ago
Diphtheria, a severe and  perilous bacterial disease caused primarily by toxin-producing strains of Corynebacterium bacteria, has cast a dark shadow over Nigeria with a recent outbreak. In this exploration, we delve into the intricacies of diphtheria, its causes, symptoms, prevention strategies, and reveal a surprising “Did You Know” fact. Additionally, we bring to light the latest alarming statistics on this outbreak, as reported by UNICEF. Understanding Diphtheria: Causes and Symptoms  Diphtheria is a severe infectious disease that results from the invasion of the body by toxin ..read more
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SCHOOL HEALTH CLUBS: THE NEED FOR REVITALIZATION
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2M ago
The reality of the double burden of disease has continued to stare us in the face, endlessly weakening the healthcare system and the nation’s all-around growth which calls for cost-effective yet measurably sustainable plans to address these incessant outbreaks of deadly diseases such as Ebola, Lassa fever, Zika Virus, Meningitis, Cholera, Typhoid, Malaria and lots of others. These diseases have already claimed thousands of lives in Africa and Nigeria in particular, and other health-related issues are becoming even more detrimental to the health and lives of students and the school community i ..read more
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THE STATE OF PRIMARY HEALTHCARE IN NIGERIA
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2M ago
Healthcare is the provision of basic, essential health services that encompass preventive, promotive, curative, and rehabilitative medicine and care. According to the World Health Organization, primary healthcare is a whole-of-society approach to health that aims at ensuring the highest possible level of health and well-being and their equitable distribution by focusing on people’s needs and as early as possible along the continuum from health promotion and disease prevention to treatment, rehabilitation, and palliative care, and as close as feasible to people’s everyday environment. It is th ..read more
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OVERCOMING THE HURDLES IN MENTAL HEALTH: PROGRESS AND SOLUTIONS
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2M ago
Mental health ignited a new transformation as certain misconceptions and oversights were being addressed as a result of the enactment of the National Mental Health Act 2021, implemented in 2023, which enhances support for people’s well-being. In the recent years, there have been a positive shift in how we view mental health, with increased awareness and focus on the challenges individuals confront. Recognizing mental health’s importance has led to efforts to reduce stigma. However, some challenges remain. Unequal access to mental health resources, stigma, misunderstandings, and insufficient ..read more
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Empowering Communities through Comprehensive Sexual Health Education: SRHIN Kwara Chapter’s Transformative Health Walk
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2M ago
Pic 1: Volunteers from the Kwara State Slum and Rural Health Initiative Chapter Sexual health is a basic human right that transcends geographical and demographic boundaries. It incorporates not only physical health, but also emotional and social aspects, making it imperative that individuals have access to accurate and comprehensive information in order to make informed decisions regarding their sexual and reproductive health. Recognising this, the Kwara State Chapter of the Slum and Rural Health Initiative (SRHIN) embarked on a mission to empower communities through an innovative sexua ..read more
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PROVEN STRATEGIES TO INCREASE HEPATITIS B VACCINE UPTAKE
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2M ago
Here are some proven strategies to increase the uptake of Hepatitis B vaccine: Establishment of a Viral Hepatitis Surveillance System — Pakistan, 2009—2011: In August 2009, to monitor the effectiveness of NPHPC’s activities and guide the implementation of evidence-based prevention interventions, the Pakistan FELTP launched a hepatitis sentinel site surveillance system in collaboration with the CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis. Criteria for site selection were based on geographic distribution, patient load, capacity for laboratory testing, ability to conduct data entry, and capacity for trans ..read more
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