Moving Away From Regrets

Moving Away From Regrets

You need to move away from regrets! Yes, enough is enough! Regrets can eat away your heart just the way some diseases attack the human flesh. As strong people, you know when it is time to get up, dust yourself and walk away from regrets. For you to avoid a life of regret, you have to learn to live on […]

The Creator and the Co-Creator

The Creator and the Co-Creator

The Creator in today’s post is God, the Father. The co-creator is you. In the Bible, which is my favourite reference point, says in Genesis 1: 26-28- “Then God said, “Let us make human beings[a] in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild […]

You are Resilient, You are Strong?

You are Resilient, You are Strong?

You are resilient, you are strong! Heard this before? Many of us go through life with labels attached to who we are as a result of what has happened to us. To make it more terrible, we allow these labels to tear us, wear us and paralyze us at the fear of what would happen if others found out. Hello […]

Your Voice: Influencing a Community

Your Voice: Influencing a Community

On a confidence scale of 1 to 10, how confident do you feel about your voice and why? I am a girl that infuses my faith in everything I do. I am unapologetic to discuss this topic and add words from the Holy Bible. We all know that Moses in the Bible was not so eloquent, but God used him […]

Identity and Who You Are  As a Young Person

Identity and Who You Are As a Young Person

Do you struggle with your identity as a person? Today is Day 6 of my physical activity challenge. I usually meet about three other women at the exercise spot, which is about 40 stairs that we climb for 10-15 times. I do just 10 rounds because I am still an amateur in the fitness game. The beautiful thing I love […]

The Nigerian Child: My Ins and Outs

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 young charismatic lady called Iniobong […]

Menstrual Hygiene Day: It’s Time for Action

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 about, let us not wait […]

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 urbanisation, children’s health and the […]

Your Child’s Environment Matters

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 strongly centred on the relationship […]

Keep Learning

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. Learning is not just for […]

Be Active in Mental Health

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 children’s mental health wellbeing. You […]

Supporting Friends With Their Mental Health

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 a rough patch, so I […]

Mental Health Has No Age Limit.

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 quite overwhelming, whether happy or […]

Air Pollution: Are You Bothered?

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 may be damaging every organ […]

Do You Know About Type 1 Diabetes?

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, lifelong condition where your blood […]

Clean Care For Everybody-Na You Hand E Dey!

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 campaign to bring everyone-healthcare workers, […]

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 you hear a child has/had […]

Why Did This Doctor Not Prescribe Antibiotics for my Baby?

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 always prescribe antibiotics for your […]

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

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 hasn’t eaten for weeks, I […]

Friendship is Messy But We Need It

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 and when there is good […]

Studying Medicine in Europe

So you have travelled all the way from a country in West Africa to a city in Europe and you are going to study Medicine. The shortest transit I have had is about 4hrs (Istanbul)  but my journey in total was 10hrs. I didn’t add Warri to Lagos in this calculation. Don’t try us who flew Dnipropetrovsk-Istanbul-Lagos. I mean the […]

Healthy Child, Healthy School

School resumption is just around the corner, I know parents are seriously counting down. But, wait a minute I have a few things to ask you parents.Is your child healthy to attend school this new term? Have you done a genuine health check for your child to assess his/her fitness for school? Or you paid the health worker some money […]

Our Children and The Environment

First of all, please I want to watch the movie titled, “Daughters of the Niger Delta”. I believe I can use it to start a beautiful conversation with my Niger Delta people. Links please 😊 So according to the statistics by the Federal Ministry of Health, 7 million babies are born yearly in Nigeria but about 240,000 die during their […]

Air Pollution And Your Children

Is the air in your city and even inside your house clean? Air pollution is both indoors and outdoors. Before a baby is born, if that baby is exposed to air pollution in the womb, it can alter their lung development. It can lead to premature birth and a low birth weight.  After a child is born, they are more […]

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