WHY CLIMATE CHANGE IS A PUBLIC HEALTH THREAT

Climate change has numerous implications for public health. Its negative impact on food, water, and clean air access increases the severity or frequency of health problems already exacerbated by climate or weather variables and generates new problems in regions where they have never been before. It also contributes to the spread of infectious diseases and…

Identifying and Addressing the Mental Health Needs of a Rapidly Growing Megacity: The Lagos Mental Health Conference

Mental health is considered one of the most neglected and stigmatized areas of health in Nigeria. Lagos, a growing megacity, which serves as the commercial and social hub for Nigerians is regarded as one of the most stressful cities to live in. This is based on some environmental factors which includes poverty, unemployment, epileptic power…

Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs): From Policy to Action?

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) also classified as chronic diseases, cannot be passed from one person to another. These include cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases, cancers, diabetes, mental health disorders and sickle cell disease. Primarily, NCDs can be attributed to four major risk factors consisting of unhealthy diets, physical inactivity, use of tobacco and an excessive consumption…

Some Facts about Child Molestation

I wrote an article recently in the Daily Times – Looking Out for Our Children (http://dailytimes.com.ng/opinion/looking-out-our-children) – about the legal regime for sexual abuse of children and the distribution of child pornography and our personal responsibility to create safe environments for our children. Sexual abuse of any persons, men, and women, but especially children can…