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Beating Zero Hunger

Food is life, but what will you do if you can no longer access food? Welcome to hashtag#HealthMattersWithDrWeyoms “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture” is what we aim to achieve with the sustainable development goal Number 2 hashtag#ZeroHunger Looking at climate change, food insecurity, a rapidly growing population, rapid


Your Child’s Environment Matters

Family structure is not the core matter but how we all get on. Welcome to #HealthMattersWithDrWeyoms You and anyone you live with is your child’s environment and it is very crucial to the holistic wellbeing of your child. How your child goes on to feel about themselves and how they interact with others is a


Keep Learning

Do you know that reading helps your mental health? Welcome to #HealthMattersWithDrWeyoms We are still on about mental health and young people and we have simple ways that parents and guardians can make a difference in their child’s mental health. One way to help build a healthy mind for a child is to keep learning.


Be Active in Mental Health

It is how we are feeling and coping with the things we face everyday that shapes our mental health. Just like physical health, sometimes it is good, and at other times it is not so good. Welcome to #HealthMattersWithDrWeyoms As a parent or guardian of a children, you can play an important role in supporting


Supporting Friends With Their Mental Health

It is said that 1 in 10 young people will go through periods of feeling emotionally unwell during any given year, but what do you do when it is your friend or relative?  Welcome to #HealthMattersWithDrWeyoms I understand that it can be hard to know what to do when someone you care about is going through


Mental Health Has No Age Limit.

Don’t underestimate the damages of a poor mental health, we can suffer severe consequences. Welcome to #HealthMattersWithDrWeyoms We all have mental health. Mental health is about our feelings, our thinking, our emotions and our moods. Looking after our mental health is important. Small feelings are everyday matters for us. These feelings can be strong and

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Air Pollution: Are You Bothered?

Every day, I read something new about air pollution and specifically I think of the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria and how bad the air is there but I do not want to travel far, Lagos is a typical example of a badly polluted city. Welcome to #HealthMattersWithDrWeyoms According to the new reviews, air pollution


Do You Know About Type 1 Diabetes?

A few weeks ago, some people asked me about diabetes and I asked them, how many types of diabetes they knew? Well, the answers I got made me realise a lot of awareness is still needed. Welcome to #HealthMattersWithDrWeyoms and we are on about diabetes. So we have Type 1 diabetes which is a serious,


Clean Care For Everybody-Na You Hand E Dey!

Have you ever thought that not washing your hands regularly could lead your child having infections? Oh yes! This is how powerful handwashing is important to the health of your children. Welcome to another Monday of #HealthMattersWithDrWeyoms and yesterday May 5th we marked the Global Hand Hygiene Day.  The Global Hand Hygiene Day is a

What Do You Know About Polio?

I smiled when I read about the malaria vaccine last week. I thought about the fight to eradicate polio in Nigeria. What would it take for us as a people to completely accept immunisation for our children? Let’s talk Polio on today’s #HealthMattersWithDrWeyoms. What do you know about Polio? What do you think of when


Why Did This Doctor Not Prescribe Antibiotics for my Baby?

Mother: I went to see the doctor, he did not prescribe antibiotics for my baby….can you imagine? How will my baby become well? Why didn’t the doctor just give me antibiotics? Do you think drugs called antibiotics, for example Ampiclox and Augmentin  are always the answer to your baby’s sickness? Why the Doctor does not


Health For Everyone- World Health Day 2019

I wonder if people really know that Health is their human right which in broken English, “you no suppose to sick, then come die because say you poor or you no fit get the treatment wey you need”. It is a collective effort to make the health system work in your community, it is not just


The Baby of the Child Pt 4

‘Palava you dey find’ sang Fela!  I enjoy listening to Fela songs because they are lessons I need to teach all these new generation children. Anyway while I was seriously nodding to the tunes from my phone, someone called my name.  I turned to see who that amazing person could be. Jisos e! It was


Parental Education and Child Nutrition: Which Way Do We Go?

#NextlevelNigeria, I hope health matters are part of this next level the government is campaigning about because the double burden of malnutrition is weighing on us as a people. Today’s #HealthMattersWithDrWeyoms is about parental education and malnutrition. When I mention malnutrition is not just restricted to the picture of a very thin, sick looking baby who


Friendship is Messy But We Need It

A dear friend recently dropped a bomb of craziness with me and it left me overwhelmed but I still love my friend. Friends can bless and wound at times. True friends are there when you are so sweet and when you demonstrating your mood swings all over the place. They know when you are hurting

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