PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES

Ebola virus.

Uncommon facts about the re-emergence of Ebola Virus

The Ebola virus has remerged, this time in Democratic republic of Congo.  According to WHO, more than 16 people have been confirmed dead  in an area of North-western Democratic Republic of Congo and 393 people identified as contacts of Ebola patients are being followed up. In the pursuit to control this outbreak, WHO has authorized …

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What no one tells you about Air Pollution

Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, child malnutrition and malaria are often the Centre of attention when major public health issues are discussed in Africa. Meanwhile, we breathe in the real killer from household pollution, stoves, polluting fuels inside our homes and contaminated ambient air. New researches have shown that air pollution is responsible for most of the premature …

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Surprising reveals on codeine abuse

photo credit: venture Africa Codeine is a short-acting narcotic that is prescribed by physicians and it mostly used for pain relief, couigh and diarrhoea treatment. It can be highly addictive and gives its users an overall feeling of pleasure and sense of high/calm. When codeine is used, it penetrates the brain and causes the release …

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Gender inequality

Gender Based Violence- Important Ideas

Globally, one in three women has experienced physical violence, one out of five exposed to sexual violence and eight in ten harassed on the street. Violence against women has been recognised by the World Health Organisation (be it sexual, physical or psychological) as a major public health issue and should be seen as violation of …

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Anitbiotic misuse

Questions you need to ask before taking Antibiotics

The United Nations has continuously warned against the misuse of antibiotics. Taking antibiotics when it is unnecessary put us all at risk and speed up antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic resistance is when the effect of antibiotics is repelled by a bacteria causing disease. The bacteria will now SURVIVE, continue to multiply causing more harm to the …

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