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Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus

Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus

Wash your hands frequently

Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub if your hands are not visibly dirty.

Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub eliminates the virus if it is on your hands. 

Practice respiratory hygiene

When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – discard tissue immediately into a closed bin and clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.

Why? Covering your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing prevent the spread of germs and viruses. If you sneeze or cough into your hands, you may contaminate objects or people that you touch.

Maintain social distancing

Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and other people, particularly those who are coughing, sneezing and have a fever.

Why? When someone who is infected with a respiratory disease, like 2019-nCoV, coughs or sneezes they project small droplets containing the virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the virus.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

Why? Hands touch many surfaces which can be contaminated with the virus. If you touch your eyes, nose or mouth with your contaminated hands, you can transfer the virus from the surface to yourself. 

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

Tell your health care provider if you have traveled in an area in China where 2019-nCoV has been reported, or if you have been in close contact with someone who has traveled from China and has respiratory symptoms.

Why? Whenever you have fever, cough, and difficulty breathing it’s important to seek medical attention promptly as this may be due to a respiratory infection or other serious condition. Respiratory symptoms with fever can have a range of causes, and depending on your personal travel history and circumstances, 2019-nCoV could be one of them.

If you have mild respiratory symptoms and no travel history to or within China

If you have mild respiratory symptoms and no travel history to or within China, carefully practice basic respiratory and hand hygiene and stay home until you are recovered, if possible.

As a general precaution, practice general hygiene measures when visiting live animal markets, wet markets or animal product markets

Ensure regular hand washing with soap and potable water after touching animals and animal products; avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with hands; and avoid contact with sick animals or spoiled animal products. Strictly avoid any contact with other animals in the market (e.g., stray cats and dogs, rodents, birds, bats). Avoid contact with potentially contaminated animal waste or fluids on the soil or structures of shops and market facilities.

Avoid consumption of raw or undercooked animal products

Handle raw meat, milk or animal organs with care, to avoid cross-contamination with uncooked foods, as per good food safety practices.



The major cause of cervical cancer is a type of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). This HPV virus is got through sexual contact with an infected individual. Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in the female in the less developed countries with an estimated 445,000 new cases in 2012. In 2012 approximately 270,000 women died from cervical cancer, 85 % of these deaths occurred in low- and middle-income countries like Nigeria.

In Nigeria, the annual cases of cervical cancer are about 14,089 with about 8,240 deaths annually which means that about 23 women die from cervical cancer every day. That is a woman dies of cervical every one hour. CERVICAL CANCER IS A DEADLY DISEASE.

Women from age of 15 years especially people that have become sexually active are at risk.

The good news is that this CERVICAL CANCER is highly preventable and treatable if detected early.

To save your life today all women from 25years to 65 years must go for cervical screening consisting of PAPS SMEAR and HPV TEST every 5 years’

Girls at age of 12 years must receive the HPV vaccine.

With this cervical cancer will be prevented

For your cervical screening visit: PINK ROSE HOSPITALS, STANPOL JUNCTION ABA ROAD, UMUAHIA. 08037446884

This message is from CENTRE FOR PUBLIC HEALTH a non-governmental organization


Free medical care for the poor in Nigeria

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This project is providing free drugs and medical services to 500 poor elderly men and women who are either diabetic or hypertensive or both every month. With these free monthly drugs, the poor elderly people with hypertension and diabetes will be able to leave a quality life.  In Nigeria, many elderly poor people who are either diabetic or hypertensive 0r both have no access to their basic drugs and healthcare services.Donate Now

Frequent Sleeping Pill Use Linked to Increased Dementia Risk

Frequent Sleeping Pill Use Linked to Increased Dementia Risk

LOS ANGELES — Frequent use of sleep medications may increase the risk of future cognitive impairment, new research suggests.

Investigators Yue Leng, PhD, and Kristine Yaffe, MD, University of California, San Francisco, found that older adults who reported taking sleep medications often were more than 40% more likely to develop dementia over 15 years than their peers who rarely, or never, took sleeping pills.

"While we don't know the exact mechanism underlying this association, we hope this research will raise caution among clinicians when prescribing sleep medications to those at high risk for dementia," said Leng.

She reported the results during a press briefing here at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) 2019.

Frequently Prescribed Meds

"Sleeping pills are one of the most frequently prescribed medications in the US among older adults. It's estimated that 1 in every 5 older adults takes sleep medications regularly," said Leng.

"Surprisingly, the effects of sleep medication use in older adults is poorly understood. Most previous research has focused on short-term adverse events related to use of sleep medications, such as increased risk of falls or increased risk of short-term memory loss. The long-term effects of sleep medication use on cognition is unclear," Leng noted.

To evaluate ties between sleep medication use and dementia risk, Leng and colleagues examined 3068 black and white community-dwelling older adults without dementia aged 70 to 79 years from the Health, Aging, and Body Composition (Health ABC) study. Participants reported sleep medication use in 1997–1998 and were followed until 2013.

A total of 147 (4.8%) participants reported taking sleep medications "sometimes" (2 to 4 times per month), and 172 (5.6%) reported taking sleep medications "often" (5 to 15 times monthly) or “almost always" (16 to 30 times monthly). 

Whites were more likely than blacks to report taking sleep medications "often" or "almost always" (8% vs 3%).  More frequent users were also more likely to be women and have a history of coronary heart disease and depression.

Older adults who reported taking sleep medications "often" or "almost always" were 43% more likely to develop dementia than those who never or rarely used sleep medications (hazard ratio [HR], 1.43; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.01 - 2.02).

White participants reporting frequent use had a 79% higher dementia risk (HR, 1.79; 95% CI, 1.21 - 2.66). There was no association in blacks (HR = 0.84; 95% CI, 0.38 - 1.83). The association did not differ by sex.

The associations were independent of age, sex, education, socioeconomic status, smoking, alcohol use, body mass index, depressive symptoms, physical activity, comorbidities, APOE 4 genotype and sleep disturbances.

No Cause and Effect

"The use of sleep medication may be a risk factor for later cognitive impairment," said briefing moderator David Knopman, MD, a clinical neurologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and member of the Alzheimer's Association Medical and Scientific Advisory Group.

"Over the lifespan, sleep is clearly a marker of brain health and health generally. Whether sleep is directly related to AD [through] excess accumulation of beta-amyloid and tau proteins, or whether it's a marker of more general nonspecific health, is something that is a very active area of research," said Knopman.

While the study shows an association between the use of sleep medications and subsequent cognitive impairment, it does not show causality, he cautioned.

"One cannot say from the study that sleep medication causes future cognitive impairment," said Knopman. Gaining a better understanding of the mechanisms for this association is a "key issue for future research."

Support for this research was provided by the National Institute on Aging, the Global Brain Health Institute, the Alzheimer’s Association, and the Alzheimer’s Society. Leng and Knopman have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) 2019: Abstract P2-617. Presented July 15, 2019.

Pap is for women

Pap is for women

Dr. Yemi Sanusi is a medical doctor with an MBA from Lagos Business School. She is the author of Heads and Tales, a medical fiction

I told my mother to go for a cervical smear. She nodded in agreement and carried on watching TV.

A few days later, I came back with quite a number of not so cheerful stories of women her age with irregular bleedings, pelvic pains, and unforgettable foul smells. Their cervical cancer cases had advanced and they wished they had known earlier. I was trying to save my mother (everybody, really) the trouble; to prevent what, really, is totally avoidable.

She had a bored expression on her face as I carried on. It was her way of saying ‘Do not disturb’. By the way, my mum is a retired trained nurse and midwife; I’m not accusing her of I-know-it-all. But as the Good Book warns, a prophet – insert me here – is not respected at home.

After a while, my mother looked up, clapped, and with just the right dose of sarcasm, blurted out singsong, in Yoruba, ‘Ah ah — my daughter the doctor, well-done o!  And that, for her, was the end of the matter.

Not for me though. I wasn’t prepared to give it up. I felt like a soldier on a mission.

After a bit of rest, I went over to my friend’s some doors away to meet with her mother, a market trader, who I’d always known to be a lot more receptive than my mother when it came to health. I let her into the dangers of cervical cancer and hoped she would spread the word.

After all, she had married at a young age and would probably know more women who had also been child brides or had many children at a young age or had unwittingly exposed the fact that they had had multiple sex partners – all factors predisposing a female to cervical cancer. I also knew she had a great list of friends and acquaintances married to men who were always on the move; tanker drivers’ wives, for example.

It would have been difficult to tell her to actually share the word with women who have had extra-marital affairs. No one would willingly confess that to her, I suppose; especially if there was a possibility of gossip flying around.

My friend’s mum was such a sweetheart. She took my little lecture to heart as she promised to go for a Pap smear as quickly as possible. She also promised to spread the word.

I was glad.  In fact, I was so happy I offered to check her blood pressure and blood sugar level on the spot. On my return walk home I was beaming, almost whistling.

Later in the week, my friend came around to inform me that her mother had gone to the hospital for a Pap smear. The doctor had commended her for showing up; he reassured her she was fine.

He had taken time to explain to her the ways of cervical cancer. Its incidence is usually higher in women from low socio-economic groups; of poor personal hygiene and sexual hygiene; even victims of unstable marriages. Loose living habits and prostitution are thought to be contributory. However, the most important factor seems to be early or, worse, premature commencement of the sexual activity.

When he asked her if she had any questions, she let out that she had found it funny when her daughter’s friend told her to go for a “Pap smear”; she wondered to herself if and where akamu would be smeared on her.

The doctor chuckled as he launched into an explanation. The test, he said, is named for the kind-hearted fellow who developed it: George N. Papanicolaou, a Greek-born anatomist; he lived from 1883 to1962. His test, typically performed by a licensed medical practitioner during a routine pelvic exam, he assured her, detects cancerous or precancerous cells of the cervix, allowing for early diagnosis of cancer.

The Pap smear, he continued proudly, has helped reduce the death rate from cervical cancer by 70 percent since its introduction in the 1940s. The test is 70 to 95 percent accurate in detecting cervical abnormalities.

 “Come back for another check-up  3 YEARS’ time,” he concluded. Postmenopausal women, he said, were at increased risk for cervical cancer; so, it’s important for older women to continue receiving Pap smears throughout their lives. He went on to recommend that her daughter (my friend) show up and get the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine for younger women. Fair enough.

Meanwhile, he was so impressed by her conscientiousness in paying attention to her health that he volunteered to give her a full medical check-up whenever she wanted one. She, for sure, had been quite pleased and relieved; she expressed her gratitude profusely, again and again, as the Yoruba’s are wont to do.

I, on my part, was elated that my ‘Prompt Mum’ – my friend’s actually, but you get my drift –was given a clean bill of health. I have a good feeling from knowing she’s safe, at least for now.

As I see it, the charity may well have to set out from home and make stops down the street before it can begin to make any headway. Now that’s something to write home about!


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Dear Sir/Madam

I’d like to tell you a bit more about CENTRE FOR PUBLIC HEALTH and an exciting new opportunity we have been given.

CENTER FOR PUBLIC HEALTH works in Nigeria providing free drugs and medical services to poor, indigent and vulnerable people with hypertension and diabetes who cannot afford their healthcare cost especially the pensioners who have not received their pension for 25 months. Since we were founded in 2006, we have assisted 100,000 people. For example, just last year we helped Mr. Udo I Udom (pensioner) a diabetic and hypertensive patient, with a high level of blood sugar and high blood pressure, who could not afford his treatment by providing him with free drugs and consultation, currently his blood sugar and blood pressure is under control. 

We need your support, TO DONATE CLICK BELOW

We’re also going to need your help spreading the word! Please share this opportunity with your friends and family! Thank you!


Dr. C’fine Okorochukwu

Executive Director

Centre for Public Health




We are running out of Drugs


I am devasted to share that we are running out of drugs, and the numbers of indigent, poor, vulnerable men and women with diabetes, hypertension or both who are dependent on our PEOPLE HEALTHCARE SUPPORT INITIATIVE is increasing, especially the pensioners who have not received their pensions in the last 27 months.

We are seeing a shortage of key medicines. Most of them will develop serious complications and possibly death if their medications are discontinued.

I ask you today to stand in solidarity with this group of people to support them. They need you most at this point in their life to survive.

We are depending on people like you to help us continue providing free drugs and medical services to these people.


Centre for Public Health, 1011928181, Zenith Bank PLC

Passionate Appeal, Donate to save lives

Dear Sir/Madam

I’d like to tell you a bit more about CENTRE FOR PUBLIC HEALTH and an exciting new opportunity we have been given.

CENTER FOR PUBLIC HEALTH works in Nigeria providing free drugs and medical services to poor, indigent and vulnerable people with hypertension and diabetes who cannot afford their healthcare cost especially the pensioners who have not received their pension for 25 months. Since we were founded in 2006, we have assisted 100,000 people. For example, just last year we helped Mr. Udo I Udom (pensioner) a diabetic and hypertensive patient, with a high level of blood sugar and high blood pressure, who could not afford his treatment by providing him with free drugs and consultation, currently his blood sugar and blood pressure is under control. 


We’re also going to need your help spreading the word! Please share this opportunity with your friends and family! Thank you!


Dr. C’fine Okorochukwu

Executive Director

Centre for Public Health




Cervical Cancer: Amy Danielle Anderson Story

Amy Danielle Anderson
I’ve thought long and hard about whether my battle with cancer should stay a private one, but if speaking out saves even just one person from what I’m going through right now then it’ll be worth it to me.
At 25 years old I have begun my battle with Cervical Cancer Stage 2b. My diagnosis came just three weeks before I was to have my first ever smear test.
It started with abnormal bleeding and blood clots - symptoms I just couldn’t ignore. At first, my symptoms weren’t taken seriously. I tried to book an appointment at my GP but was told that there wasn’t a need for an appointment as there ‘wasn’t anything to see’. I rang again and had to wait a month for an appointment. I was advised to take paracetamol and go to bed. I had been feeling tired for months, had lower back pains but it wasn’t until I lost a frightening amount of blood for the third time that I finally plucked up the courage to go to a hospital and can only praise the staff that dealt with me from that day. THANK YOU to the nurses who held my hand in the start of the scariest journey of my entire life.
My tumour is a whopping 6cm and the cancer has spread to my lymph nodes. Because my cancer is at an invasive stage the only option left for me is to undergo both chemo and radiotherapy at the same time. Some of the side effects of these are devastating and life changing. I’m not quite ready to put all of those into words.
I’ve had more needles in me than a pin cushion, more bloods taken than I can count. I’ve had scans and tests up to my ears. I’ve had to stop working as the hospital is now my second home. I’m currently fresh out of a surgery which I absolutely insisted on having. Although my stomach feels like it’s on fire my ovaries now have a new ‘hiding place’ from the radiation. There’s a chance this will prevent them from shutting down and has given me some hope and positivity to hold on to. I now have to look forward to many gruelling weeks of chemotherapy, external and internal radiation. This week alone I’m taking 7 daily medications. My whole life and reality has turned upside down in a matter of months, and my battle’s only really just starting.
I’m shouting this from the rooftops and to all the girls who are scared of the smear test this is for you! I hope that every one of you reading this will march into your doctors surgery armed and ready. And for every person reading this with the ‘this won’t happen to me’ mentality, please believe me at least one of you out there is wrong. If there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s that cancer doesn’t have any rules. It doesn’t care who you are. It isn’t waiting patiently for your 25th birthday. We need to catch this shit early. It’s so important to know that being on the combined pill for 5 or more years increases your risk of cervical cancer. I’d been on mine for 10 years and I didn’t know this. The HPV vaccine doesn’t mean you are safe to skip your smear, I had the vaccine! The symptoms of this type of cancer can be caused by many different things which are much less serious but if you’re body is telling you something then PLEASE listen to it. You know yourself better than anyone. Cancer is real and trust me it feels even realer when it becomes a fight for your own life. I’m fighting this with absolutely everything I’ve got. Cancer has started a war with me and it should be way more scared than I am. I refuse to let it wipe the smile off my face or take the spring from my step.
I’ve made this post simply for awareness. Abnormal bleeding should always be taken seriously. If you have any of these symptoms book an appointment with your doctor ASAP. Don’t take no for an answer. Don’t fear the smear. Pass the message on.
5 little things you should know .......................................
1. Be kind. You never ever know the battles that people around you are going through
2. You only know how strong you really are until you absolutely have to be
3. The age for the smear test needs to be lowered
4. Mentality is everything
5. Fuck cancer
I plan on being a cancer survivor🎗