”A fight that we can win, with the right coach” — Cancer in Africa.

Everyday should be a world cancer day in Africa, cancer is too big of an issue in Africa for a one-day awareness. When 70% of death by cancer is from low-and middle-income countries, this illustrate a great public health problem in these regions, and the need for attention from the health organisations is an understatement.

Yusuf Mustapha

The 4th of February was a world cancer day. A day where people around the world spread awareness about the disease and the impact it has on the society. The questions have about this day is, what is been done in Africa about cancer? how aware are people in Africa about cancer? Join me to find out.

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Write-cast – No. 03 | Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis.

As we all know sickle cell disease is a severe congenital disorder in Nigeria, and one in ten people are said to have its trait and are at risk of having a child with sickle cell disease. Sickle cell disease cause multiple health complications and even with advancement in support care, it said to shortened life span of an individual with the condition, particularly if limited attention is given to this person, in terms of care and supports.

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Write-cast — No. 01 | Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Nigeria.

My colleague posted about Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) last month, this got me thinking. How do people in the north-eastern Nigeria handle this disorder? Do they get any therapy or counselling from the government? Do they really suffer from PTSD? How is their mental wellbeing? And why is everyone pretending this is not a big issue? I’ll try and answer these questions and tell you a bit about the long-time consequences of ignoring this issue.

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