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DEPRESSION AND HIV/AIDS – TIME TO ACT

DEPRESSION AND HIV/AIDS – TIME TO ACT

By John Minto, Managing Director, Gede Foundation In a growing number of countries (low, middle and high income), recent advances in the biomedical treatment of HIV-AIDS have been matched by a consideration of the prevalence and impact of co-morbid non-communicable ...

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Dr Murtala Umar on “IMPROVING OUR PERSONAL HYGIENE”

Dr Murtala Umar on “IMPROVING OUR PERSONAL HYGIENE”

The word Hygiene was derived from the name of the Greek goddess of health, Hygiiai. Personal hygiene has been described as the principle of maintaining cleanliness and grooming of the external body. It therefore involves those practices by an individual ...

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Dr Murtala Umar on ‘AGEING GRACEFULLY’

Dr Murtala Umar on ‘AGEING GRACEFULLY’

Ageing is a normal physiological process that all living things that live long enough cannot escape. As we wish to live long to see our grandchildren, we ought to be conscious of the biological challenges ahead of us.  .Wisdom is ...

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Why Are Women and Children Still Dying?

Why Are Women and Children Still Dying?

Written by Dr Denise Raquel Dunning Nigeria, one of the richest countries in Africa, also boasts one of the world’s highest rates of maternal, newborn, and child death. One in 13 Nigerian women dies during pregnancy or childbirth, and one ...

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HAJJ and Your Health

HAJJ and Your Health

Written by Dr. Murtala Muhammad Umar Consultant Ophthalmologist murtalau@gmail.com Permit me to start by congratulating the over two million Muslims worldwide that attended to this year’s obligatory hajj rites. It is indeed a prevailage for Allah to give you the ...

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Getting it Right: Mental Health and HIV/AIDS Care and Support

Getting it Right: Mental Health and HIV/AIDS Care and Support

Written by John Minto Managing Director Gede Foundation www.gedefoundation.org At the beginning of the HIV-AIDS pandemic, medical efforts tended to concentrate, understandably, on finding appropriate biomedical responses to what was a strange and devastating illness. In turn, counselling often focused ...

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WORLD SIGHT DAY 2014: No more avoidable Blindness

WORLD SIGHT DAY 2014: No more avoidable Blindness

The World Health Organization (W.H.O) in partnership with various Governmental and non -Governmental organizations (NGOs) celebrated the World Sight Day (WSD) on the 9th of October 2014. Traditionally, second Thursdays of October is observed yearly as WSD to create awareness ...

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