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Posts Tagged ‘Health’

5Jul

This post is not an invite to a pity party. This post is not about look at what I have been through, feel sorry for me. I don’t feel sorry for myself. Though I have a lot great days and there are seasons when I have shitty days and there are days when I am […]






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30Dec

The idea of having a blood transfusion in Nigeria is not one I find particularly attractive. However, if it is an emergency and I need to stay alive, flying over 5,000 miles back to London before I can get one is not really practical but a stupid move. Over a decade ago, I was in […]






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3Aug

Endometriosis affects one in ten women around the world, yet little is known about the cause of this debilitating condition which can also render its sufferers infertile. I spoke to experts and victims to shed light on a neglected and potential killer of women in their prime. Adelaide Damoah is an artist of Ghanaian-British heritage. […]






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14May

Watching CNN African Voices, was the firts time I heard about Zackie Achmat and his work to ‘improve access to affordable treatment for people with HIV/AIDS.’ His work is to be commended and supported by all. HIV/Aids respects no one and affects the young and old, gay and straight, men and women. However, everyone should […]






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3May

In conclusion to the two-part series on Africa’s Healthcare: Advances and Concerns, the focus today is on neglected diseases and the need for more medically trained personnel in order to meet the needs of Africa’s citizens.   Neglected Diseases – South Sudan Kala azar (visceral leismaniasis) in recent months has become a major cause of […]






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2May

Despite Africa’s economic growth in recent years, healthcare remains one area where the continent struggles. Governments are faced with the challenges of coming up with solutions that will help maintain a healthy and thriving society.  In this two-part series, I will be exploring the areas, which remain a major main source of concern and where […]






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1Mar

The issue of mental health is a subject many people don’t like to talk about from the east to the west and most certainly in Africa. We don’t want to hear it.  Over a year ago, there was a news report from one of the Eastern European nations, which chronicled the severe neglect of children […]






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28Feb

They say you never know what it is like to live in the shoes of an individual with no legs until you lose yours.  It is always so much easier to judge, criticise and give advice but when its your turn, you have no idea what to do with yourself.  I agree with Sawo Awoke […]






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22Feb

Print Portfolio | Online Portfolio Welcome to my print portfolio page, where you can read some of my print features/articles. Below, are titles and PDFS of  my print journalism work, names of publications and articles contributed by me. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them. Above, you will also […]






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27Oct

October is the International Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Yesterday, I blogged about Princess Nikky Onyeri, a woman, who refuses to give up on her sisters and brothers on the African continent. Princess Nikky Onyeri has been credited for raising the profile of cancer in Nigeria and Africa. Her unwavering commitment to bring awareness about breast […]






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2Jun

Print Portfolio | Online Portfolio Welcome to my online portfolio page, where you can read some of my online articles. Below, are links to my online journalism work, names of publications and the articles I contributed. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them. Above, you will also find link […]






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29Dec

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posted by Belinda Otas

Belinda Otas is a versatile journalist, writer, cultural critic and an independent blogger. She has a passionate interest in Africa: politics, social development, arts and culture, gender issues and the African diaspora. Currently working as a freelance journalist with various publications aimed at the international community – she has contributed to: Al Jazeera, CNN, BBC […]






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