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 […]

Health Benefits and Side Effects of Scent leaf

Scent leaf also known as basil leaf is a herb that is widely used for its culinary and medicinal benefits. Scent leaf is commonly used for stomach problems such as spasms, loss of appetite, intestinal gas, diarrhea, constipation, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses. In Nigeria […]

Side Effects of Eating Suya Meat

  Suya  or tsire is a popular spicy meat skewer which is a popular food item in Nigeria and most parts of West Africa. It is also eaten in Sudan, referred to as “Agashe”. Suya is generally made with skewered beef, ram, or chicken. Innards such as kidney, liver and tripe are also used. However, […]