United Nations Definition of Gender Inequality

Generally gender inequality refers to the unequal treatment or perceptions of individuals based on their gender. It arises from differences in socially constructed gender roles. The United Nations and WHO defines gender equality is the absence of discrimination on the basis of a person’s sex in opportunities, the allocation of resources and benefits, or access […]

List of Mental Health Advocacy Groups and Organizations

The mental health advocacy movement has developed over the last 4 decades as a means of combating stigma and prejudice against people with mental disorders and improving services. Because of widespread ignorance and misunderstanding about people with mental disorders, they are often feared and face severe stigmatization and discrimination. Government health and social policies are […]

How to Become a Mental Health Advocate

  Mental health refers to cognitive, behavioral, and emotional well-being. It is all about how people think, feel, and behave. People sometimes use the term “mental health” to mean the absence of a mental disorder.Mental health can affect daily living, relationships, and physical health. However, this link also works in the other direction. Factors in […]

What is Social Autopsy?

What is social autopsy? Social Autopsy is a unique innovation which involves dialogue between community and government frontline workers to identify bottlenecks in the family and community level not for seeking timely care and increase and facilitate response by the community. It creates an enabling environment in the community to understand the social barriers and […]

UN and WHO Definition of Forced Sex

The United Nations and the World Health Organization defines forced sex any sexual act, attempt to obtain a sexual act, unwanted sexual comments or advances, or acts to traffic, or otherwise directed, against a person’s sexuality using coercion, by any person regardless of their relationship to the victim, in any setting, including but not limited […]

Do Not Use Sniper to Wash Your Hair, Public Health Experts Warn

The executive director of Public Health Nigeria has warned against the use of a banned agro chemical to wash hair. Dr. Oche Otorkpa who issued the warning recently stated that this has become imperative following the recent findings by the public health organization that despite the ban on the product by NAFDAC, sniper was still […]

Meth Comedown: Causes, Symptoms, Tips, Help

Methamphetamine popularly known as Meth, Methamphetamine is a potent central nervous system stimulant that is mainly used as a recreational drug and less commonly as a second-line treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and obesity. It is a highly addictive drug that can cause an intense burst of euphoria while making a person feel more […]

Do Face Masks Expire?

According to a Cambridge University article, A face mask should be the first item of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that is put on and the last item that is taken off. Following the outbreak of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently begun to recommend using a cloth face covering when you’re […]

Antiviral Face Mask: Types, How to Wear and Dispose

According to the World Health Organization, COVID-19 is primarily spread through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. Face mask also called a medical mask, is a loose-fitting disposable mask that protects the wearer’s nose and mouth from contact with droplets, splashes and sprays that may contain germs. It also filters out […]

How To Dispose Placenta After Birth In Nigeria

The placenta is an organ that develops in your uterus during pregnancy. This structure provides oxygen and nutrients to your growing baby and removes waste products from your baby’s blood. The placenta attaches to the wall of your uterus, and your baby’s umbilical cord arises from it. The placenta is expelled from your body after […]