The call was made at a One- Day Sexual Reproductive Health Community Forum for Out –Of- School Girls in commemoration of the International Youth Day organised by United Nations Population Fund Youth Participatory Platform in collaboration with Lagos State Government in Lagos.
The Medical Officer, Health, Agege Local Government Area, Dr Akintayo Adebayo, said Nigeria needes to empower the girl child if it hopes to develop as a nation.
“We must deliberately and consistently create safe spaces for them to express themselves and explore available opportunities.
“Youths are the resource with an abundance of potentials for the development of not only this nation but the world and humanity. Unfortunately they are confused and need direction. So as adults we need to guide them.”
Also speaking, the UNFPA Youth Participatory Platform Coordinator, Mrs. Elizabeth Williams noted: “Young people become vulnerable especially when they don’t have access to information on sex and that is why we as an organisation have a Centre here where people can have access to information and send it.
“When a woman has information she is empowered. When a young girl is educated about her sexual reproductive system she has the large skills she needs like being certain to communicate and negotiate appropriately. About 200 of the girls were drawn from different wards in Agege Local Government Area.
The girls learned various lessons on HIV prevention, basic and social life skills and other personal hygiene issues.
Health they say is wealth no doubt it is, have you sit down to calculate how much you have spent on your health? It will surprise you to know that over the years you have spent a good fortune on your health, because it is something you can’t neglect. Research have shown us that ill health can come from the state of mind which tend to have a great effect on your physical health and your resilience.
Happiness is one thing that have positive effect on our physical health and resilience even the bible “says a merry heart doth good like medicine”.
THE EFFECT OF ILL HEALTH OR DISABILITY ON OUR LIFE:
None of us have complete control over our health. Still, we can take reasonable measures to reduce the risk of ill health. But what if our health deteriorates? Does that doom us to unhappiness? Not at all, as we shall see. First, though, let us consider some principles that promote good health.
BE MODEST IN HABITS:
Customarily eating or drinking to excess is obviously bad for our health—not to mention the amount we spend on daily or weekly bases, as some people call it TGIF or on Sundays consumption!
DO NOT POLLUTE YOUR BODY:
People defile their bodies when they chew or smoke tobacco or abuse alcohol or drugs. Smoking, for example, “leads to disease and disability and harms nearly every organ of the body,” says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People also pollute their body with all manner, they don’t put into consideration what they take in to their body.
VIEW YOUR BODY AND YOUR LIFE AS PRECIOUS GIFTS:
Appreciating that fact moves us to avoid taking needless risks, whether we are at work, driving, or choosing our recreation. A momentary thrill is not worth a life of disability!
CONTROL NEGATIVE EMOTIONS:
Your mind and body are closely linked. So try to avoid undue anxiety, unbridled anger, envy, and other harmful emotions. “Let go of anger and abandon rage,”.
“Never be anxious about the next day.
TRY TO FOCUS ON POSITIVE THOUGHTS:
“A calm heart gives life to the body”. The Bible also states: “A joyful heart is good medicine.” That is a scientifically sound statement. “If you are happy,” said a doctor in Scotland, “you are likely in the future to have less in the way of physical illness than those who are unhappy.” You get what you think about, for everything that has come your way came through your thought. If you are feeling bad or sad check your thought, you might have been thinking a negative thought.
Like Ulf, mentioned earlier, we may have no choice but to endure a persistent trial. Still, we can choose how we endure. Some become overwhelmed with discouragement, which may only make matters worse. “If you become discouraged in the day of distress, your strength will be meager,”
Others, perhaps after initial feelings of despair, bounce back. They adapt. They find ways to cope. That was the case with Ulf. He said that after much prayer and meditation on the Bible’s positive message, he “started to see opportunities instead of obstacles.” Moreover, like many who undergo major trials, he learned valuable lessons in compassion and empathy, which moved him to share the Bible’s comforting message with others.
An intelligent team of researchers from the University of Hong Kong has done a stupendous job against the deadly virus disease HIV as they have been able to develop a drug that can prevent one from contracting it.
A team of researchers led by scientists from the university of Hong Kong has announce on Thursday the invention of a universal antibody drug against HIV and AIDS that can “kill two birds with one stone.”
By engineering a tandem Bi-specific Broadly Neutralising Antibody (bNAb), the team found that this novel antibody drug is universally effective, not only against all genetically divergent global HIV-I strains tested, but also promoting the elimination of latent infected cells in a humanized mouse model, the team announced at a news conference.
The single gene-encoded tandem bNAb titled “BiIA-SG” strategically ambushes invading HIV-I particles to protect CD4 positive T cells by attaching to host protein CD4.
BiIA-SG not only displays a potent activity against all three panels of 124 genetically divergent global IV-I strains tested, but also prevents diverse live viral challenges completely in humanized mice.
Moreover, gene transfer of BiIA-SG achieves pro-longed drug availability in vivo, leading to a promising efficacy of eliminating HIV-I infected cells in humanised mice.
The team said with significantly improved breadth and potency, BiIA-SG will hopefully be the first “made in Hong Kong” anti-HIV-I antibody drug for clinical development.
The research team was led by scientists at AIDS Institute and Department of Microbiology of HKU’s Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine.
The new findings were published in the April issue of Journal of Clinical Investigation, one of the world’s leading biomedical journals.
Hope this can go round for the world to see what’s new and there is hope for everyone who got spouse living with HIV and AIDS
According to Dr Gupta, while must people continue to suffer and die from cancer when there are now ways to remedy it.
Therefore with his note and quest cancer is not deadly; no one must die of it except out of carelessness. He was able to provide some natural and easy way to not manage it, but to remedy and exterminate it.
But before we hit you on his remedy, let us brief you a little about it.
What is cancer?
Cancer is a group of disease involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or to spread to other part of the body.
While this remedy might seems difficult to some already addicted people, i encourage you to adhere strictly to it, because there is a “prize to pay for every disobedient”..
According to research, the use of Tobacco contribute to 22% of cancer death cases.
Another 10% are due to obesity and poor diet.
Lack of physical activities and excessive drinking of alcohol
Remedy to cancer
Stop all sugar intake, because without sugar in your body, cancer cell would die a natural death. You must also stop eating fast food and processed food too.
Blend a whole lemon fruit with a cup of hot water and drink it for 1-3 months first thing you should do before every meal and cancer would disappear. Research done by Maryland College of Medicine has shown that it’s 1000 times better than chemotherapy.“can you imagine that?
3. Drink three spoon full of organic coconut oil, morning and night.
Organic coconut oil
“You can choose any of the three therapies after avoiding sugar”.
Remember no one should die of cancer, except it an act of carelessness..
The federal government says it will invoke the ‘no work no pay rule’ rule if the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) persist in their strike, which has crippled health care delivery in parts of the country.
“If this group of health workers persists on continuing this strike, government will be forced to invoke the provisions of the relevant labour laws, especially Section 43 of the Trade Dispute Act”, the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment said in a statement Wednesday by its Director of Press, Samuel Olowookere.
Section 43 of the Trade Dispute Act states that where any worker takes part in a strike, he shall not be entitled to any wages or other remuneration for the period of the strike, and any such period shall not count for the purpose of reckoning the period of continuous employment and all rights dependent on continuity of employment shall be prejudicially affected accordingly.
The government in the statement expressed surprised that many of the Health Workers Unions operating under the joint group, JOHESU, embarked on another round of nationwide strike despite government’s commitment to the implementation of the agreement reached with it since their last strike of September 20, 2017.
It further said it has met all the demands of the unions on issues such as the payment of promotion arrears and salary shortfalls, among others as per the agreement reached on September 30, 2017.
“The federal government therefore wishes to appeal to JOHESU to reconsider its position in view of the immeasurable consequences of its action on sick patients in hospitals across the nation.”
According to the statement, “while the federal government restates its commitment to the implementation of the Terms of Settlement reached with JOHESU, it shall not however fail in its sacred responsibility of protecting the lives of the numerous patients in all public health institutions where this group of health workers have unjustifiably withdrawn their services.
“Hence the option to apply section 43 of the Trade Dispute Act.”
JOHESU however dismissed the threat by the government.
“No be today we begin hear that kind thing, we are ready for anything. We are not moved”, the National Vice Chairman of JOHESU, Ogbonna Chimela, told PREMIUM TIMES Wednesday evening.
“Our stand is that the No work No pay rule is not going to hold water and even if they want to do it let them do it, but we shall not come back to work until our demands are met,” he added.
On the claim by the government that it has met all the demands of the unions, the JOHESU leader said the promotional arrears the government was talking about is not among the major demands of the union on which it struck a deal with the government.
“Promotion arrears is not a serious matter in what we are discussing, the major issue is the adjusted CONHESS salary and it was left undone. That was the basis to which we suspended the strike of 30th September, they have not met that demand. That was the first thing on the agreement form and that is one of the major reasons why we embarked on this strike”, the union leader explained.
JOHESU, the association of other health workers apart from medical doctors and dentists, Tuesday midnight began an indefinite strike over failure of the federal government to meet agreement it had with the union last September.
Chief among what the union is asking of the government is salary adjustments, a demand Nigerian doctors have vehemently opposed, warning the government that acceding to such demand would precipitate a crisis that may lead to the collapse of the health sector of the country.