National Kidney Month

Introduction This blog is about the kidneys with the emphasis on taking good care of one’s kidneys and the prevention of all factors/conditions which may have a negative impact on

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National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Introduction According to the World Health Organisation and the International Agency for Research on cancer, colorectal cancer is a major cause of morbidity and mortality throughout the world and accounts

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National School Breakfast Week

Introduction In Africa, there are approximately 23 million children who are persistently hungry as they live in food insecure households (World Food Programme, 2011). Poor nutrition has both short and

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Toothache Awareness Day – Prevention is better than cure

Introduction By the third week after conception, the primitive mouth has formed. Over the next few weeks, the tongue, jaws and palate develop. During the sixth week, the formation of

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World Cancer Day – Advances in Cancer Prevention

Introduction There are certain prevention efforts, including screening, vaccination, tobacco control, healthy eating, and physical activities that remain key factors in reducing the effects of cancer and improving the outcomes

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Sun Safety Awareness Month

Basal Cell Carcinoma Introduction According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the incidence of both non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancers have been increasing over the past few decades. Currently, between

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World Leprosy Day

Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease caused by a mycobacterium affecting especially the skin and peripheral nerves and characterised by the formation of nodules or macules that enlarge and spread

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World Patient Safety Day

Patient safety is a healthcare discipline that emphasises the reporting, analysis and prevention of medical errors that often lead to adverse healthcare events. As per statistical reports, healthcare errors impact

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), disabilities is an umbrella term covering impairments, activity limitations and participation restriction. An impairment is a problem in body function or structure and

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World Antibiotic Awareness Week

Antibiotics are important medications. It would be difficult to overstate the benefits of penicillin and other antibiotics in treating bacterial infections, preventing the spread of disease and reducing serious complications

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