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Safe Drinking water

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I managed to grab this shot after visiting this region.
Do you know that there are places in Nigeria where people lack access to good drinking water?

It is surprising that children drink from this, they wash their clothes here and fetch water from this place to cook.

No wonder typhoid fever is on the increase in this region.

What can the government, NGO's and stakeholders do to help people living in such community to have access to safe drinking water?

Food Poisoning

What comes to your mind each time you hear food poisoning?   😀😀😀😀. Someone added some powder substance in food to kill someone else.

Well, I didn't mean that.

Food Poisoning is an illness caused by eating contaminated food.  People cook but do not consider food safety important.  It is very common during summer( heat period),
You know why? bacteria grows faster in warmer and humid climates.  So, when you let food sit for too long in heat, it could lead to food poisoning.

Always ensure that you wash your food produce properly.
Keep food at cold temperature
Wash your hands before cooking, using the toilet and before eating.
Practice good hygiene in the kitchen.
Use nice towel to handle cooking utensils.

Check us tomorrow to know what stomach bug is.

See ya!

MALARIA

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Belated Post.

April 25th is world malaria day.  Malaria is one of the major cause of death among children. Over 220million people are infected yearly.
Malaria is a disease caused by a parasite. The parasite is transmitted to humans through the bites of infected mosquitoes.
Few months ago, I was diagnosed of Malaria++, I realized that I had failed in its prevention. This is because I stayed briefly in a zone that is mosquito populated. This really got me thinking on it's eradication, natural treatment and prevention.
It usually comes with symptoms like fever, cod chills, headache, muscle pain and fatigue.
Over 1200 plant species from 160 families are used to treat malaria and fever.
While researchers keep finding solutions on natural therapy that is very effective to for treatment of malaria and it's eradication, we could consider protective methods. When travelling to another region where there could be mosquitoes, ensure that you go prepared.
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Childhood Asthma

Did you know that childhood asthma can be reduced by 50% with a combination of fish and millet ?

childhood asthma, causes the lungs and airways of children to become easily inflamed when exposed to certain triggers, such as inhaling pollen or catching a cold or other respiratory infection. 

Childhood asthma can cause both
daily symptoms that interfere with play, sports, school and sleep. In some children, unmanaged asthma can cause dangerous asthma attacks.

#togetherwecouldmakeAfricahealthier

Health benefits of vitamin E

Did you know that vitamin E deficiency occurs only in premature infants and adults who have some defect in fat absorption.

 Vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin,  Vegetable oil has a large amount of vitamin E. Studies have shown that vitamin E are promising potential therapies for those suffering from rheumatiods arthritis

For children,vitamin E PLAYS A VERY IMPORTANT ROLE in the diet of children.
It helps to boost the immune system,improves the skin,keeps the blood vessel wide enough for blood follow to different organs of body,it also prevents heart diseases.

children need 7mg of vitamin E daily.

Good sources of vitamin E include
Almond oil,peanut butter,mangos,eggs,soybean oil, spinach etc