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Life-Saving Skills: How to Build an Emergency First Aid Kit

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In times of emergency, having a well-stocked first aid kit can make a significant difference. At Health Emergency Initiative (HEI), we believe everyone should be prepared for unexpected situations. 

A properly equipped emergency first aid kit can save lives and provide immediate care until professional help arrives. Here’s a comprehensive guide on building one that will ensure you are ready to handle various emergencies.

Driving Safely: Top 10 Motorcycle Safety Tips

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In Nigeria, road traffic accidents remain a significant risk. In 2023, 5,081 people were killed–and 31,874 injured–in road traffic crashes nationwide, according to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC). While the total number of deaths represented a 21 percent decrease from 2022, there is still much work to be done in reducing total fatalities and injuries.

Life-Saving Skills: How to Administer First Aid (Wound and Bruise Care)

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Dressing a wound for the first time can be nerve-wracking. How do you know when you’ve cleaned and dressed it sufficiently?

Fortunately, anyone can learn how to care for a patient with a wound. Whether it’s a minor cut or a severe injury, you can follow some basic steps to help prevent infection and further complications.

At Health Emergency Initiative (HEI), we empower individuals with the knowledge and skills to provide essential first aid, including wound care, to save lives.

Life-Saving Skills: How to Perform CPR in Emergency Situations

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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a critical life skill that can mean the difference between life and death in emergencies.

At Health Emergency Initiative (HEI), we empower community members to become certified First Responders with CPR knowledge that can save lives.

Here’s when and how you can effectively perform CPR during emergencies.

Top 10 NGOs in Nigeria Looking for Volunteers (Lagos, Nigeria)

NGOs in Nigeria looking for volunteers

In the vibrant and diverse landscape of Nigeria’s nonprofit sector, there are several NGOs in Nigeria looking for volunteers. These organizations are tirelessly working to address pressing social issues and create positive change within their communities. As the spirit of volunteerism thrives, individuals seeking to make impact are granted platform to demonstrate their skills and […]

Top 10 NGOs In Nigeria Making Real Impact In the Health Sector

Top 10 NGOs in Nigeria making real impact in health

In the dynamic landscape of Nigeria’s healthcare sector, several NGOs have emerged as trailblazers, making huge contributions to the nation’s well-being. These top 10 NGOs in Nigeria have harnessed their resources, expertise, and unwavering commitment to address critical health challenges, ultimately leaving a lasting impact on the country’s healthcare landscape. In this article, we’ll explore […]