Photo story : The Irede Foundation, Child Amputation awareness #tifoutonalimb

As a child, I grew up thinking amputation was as a result of religious practices only. But now, I have come to understand that amputation could also arise from medical causes in adults and children alike. The most popular causes of child amputation in the world are congenital defects, Osteosarcoma (cancer of the bone) and…

Cerebrospinal Meningitis outbreak in Nigeria: How to contract, how to prevent.

 A strain of bacteria new to West Africa causing cerebrospinal meningitis (CSM) has been discovered. It is Neisseria Meningitides Type C. Unfortunately, this new strain is not too far from us in Nigeria. It lives amongst us. Outbreaks and deaths have been reported in Zamfara, Katsina, Kebbi, Niger and Sokoto states i.e Northwest and Northcentral…

World Tuberculosis day: Tuberculosis Awareness

It would be odd for me to wish you Happy Tuberculosis day right? Coming from the very spri-koko (spiritual) person, ‘God forbid it’s not my potion’. The guy on the street will take it to heart ‘come if na play stop am!’ (stop the expensive joke). Lol. Tuberculosis is an infectious disease  caused by mycobacterium…