Tag: Health Literacy

The National Health Act

Posted by florida - December 11, 2014 - Blog
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The National Health Act has been ten years in the making, as chronicled in this Nigeria Health Watch piece written by Felix Abraham Obi. The harmonised version was passed by both the lower and upper house of the National Assembly and submitted to President Goodluck Jonathan for assent on October 28th 2014. After nearly two months of advocacy [...]

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Medical Tourism in Nigeria: Buyer Beware

Posted by - May 16, 2013 - Blog mt

It is daunting when you have to leave your environment for some unfamiliar place, with a different culture and language; it is even more frightening when you are in poor health. For whatever it is worth, it is common practice in Nigeria these days to employ the services of an agent, who will help you [...]

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CHELD’s Mental Health Project

Posted by - May 16, 2013 - Mental Health

Mental health in Nigeria has been called the silent epidemic, and the forgotten issue.  Our mental health project seeks to make mental health matters visible, prominent, and by so doing create awareness, reduce stigma, increase public education, and change law and policy to expand the rights of, and better serve the needs of people suffering [...]

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When Was Your Last Pap Test?

Posted by - May 10, 2012 - Blog

At CHELD, one of the projects we seek to pursue vigorously is cervical cancer awareness.  While there is debate in the western world about whether or not cancer screenings are useful or over-utilised, there is no question of any excess of cancer screenings in a developing country like Nigeria.  The problem currently is not one [...]

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