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Creating a rhythm of rest

Creating A Rhythm of Rest As A Young Person

Creating a rhythm of rest is very important! “Rest is not necessary as a young person, sleep is for the weak, Weyinmi.” Someone told me this a few years ago when we discussed about growth as upcoming working class global citizens. As a society, you and I have become experts in burning ourselves out. It …

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The Community lies in our hands

The Nigerian Child: My Ins and Outs

The news in the last few days has been dark especially in my country, Nigeria. It is not about COVID19 but the effects of a pandemic in some ways.  I recently participated in a WhatsApp group session where we talked about “The Nigerian Child- Past and Present Successes and Struggles. It was hosted by a …

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Menstrual Hygiene Day: It’s Time for Action

Period Education Menstrual Hygiene is important! It is time we ensure period education is for everyone. Education about menstruation is critical to enable women and girls to manage their periods safely, hygienically, with confidence and without shame. We can start at a young age when the girl is able to understand what we are talking …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Malaria in School Children: Do Schools Have a Role to Play?

Nigerian Government and Diaspora Doctors, I am looking at you people but first let me mind my business this #HealthMattersWithDrWeyoms as we meddle in the affairs of malaria and children. According to the WHO, a child dies from malaria every two minutes.” Malaria is one of the leading causes of death among children under five …

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Feeding After a Caesarean Section.

I don’t know why I love this photo. It definitely reminds me of myself when breastfeeding. We take any position to breastfeed and we do it anywhere. Talk about being shy and having a baby shouting on your head in a busy marketplace. Leave matter for Matthias, you go carry breast outside for street. So …

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World Toilet Day 2017: Where Is Your Shit Going To?

“Toilets save lives because human waste spreads killer diseases. However, 4.5 billion people live without a household toilet that safely disposes of their waste. World Toilet Day is about inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis. If there’s one thing that unites humanity, it’s the call of nature. But depending on where we live, …

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The Baby, The Mother and The Paediatrician: Dockie, No antibiotics!

Dockie: Mama, na cough and catarrah with malaria dey do your pikin. So I go give una coartem and some vitamins and paracetamol as you say him body dey hot. The test show say na virus dey cause the cough and cattarah.  Mama: Dockie, thank you. But I think say you go give us amoxil …

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