Category Archives: Health

Health

When The Body Revolts

Symptoms-of-Systemic-Lupus-Erythematosus

Symptoms-of-Systemic-Lupus-Erythematosus

In 2008, Edosio Oghale was gripped by fever. At the hospital, doctors diagnosed her with malaria and promptly placed her on medication to that effect. But, weeks flitted by and the fever persisted, kept recurring, looming over her like an interminable loop. Later, the doctors added typhoid to her diagnosis, but she did not get better. One doctor told her she was probably suffering from a fungal infection and gave her a different set of drugs. But, all of a sudden, she developed rashes all over her body, from head to toe, with particular concentration on her joints. Continue reading

Anti-HIV progress under threat

NACA

NACA

Worried that the Federal Government contributes only about seven per cent of funding for Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) activities in the country, the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has intensified efforts to increase monetary allocation, ownership and sustainability. Continue reading

The Applause and Acceptance of Mediocrity

Marie-Therese-Phido

Marie-Therese-Phido

On the 19th of April, the Abuja airport opened. It had been closed for six weeks as we all know. The reason was to repair the run way. A question many of us asked then, was why it needed to have been closed for that long and why it had to be closed at all, because we know that in other jurisdictions, it would have been done more strategically, with less pain and loss of man-hours. Continue reading