Category Archives: Happenings

FRSC Emergency Number – How to Use It Effectively

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) is a government agency in Nigeria charged with the responsibility of ensuring road safety and reducing the number of fatalities on Nigerian roads. As part of its efforts to ensure that Nigerians are safe while driving, FRSC has established an emergency number for use in case of any emergencies […]

Water and Vascular Health

water

Water is important for vascular health and it makes up to 60% of your body weight, as well as 90% of your blood volume. Every cell, tissue, and organ needs water for proper functioning. Water expels waste from the body via urination, perspiration, and bowel movements.  Cardiovascular diseases are diseases that affect the heart and […]

What do you know about pre-hospital care?

prehospital care

We may not be able to unravel the reason as to why people would rather watch, take pictures and videos at emergency scenes rather than find a way to help emergency victims. Can we say people have not been adequately informed or that they are not knowledgeable about pre-hospital care and first responders? Or perhaps […]

Partnership for Progressive Healthcare

Partnership

Partnership for progressive healthcare. It’s not too late to wish you ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’.  Trust you had a good Valentine experience. For us at Health Emergency Initiative (HEI), you are one of the reasons why the world is beautiful with smiles and hopes on the faces of people who would have given up. Thank you […]

Anaemic patients received Medical Interventions

medical interventions

The prevalence of anaemia. Pa David (not real name), an old man in his sixties was admitted to one of the public hospitals in Lagos with diagnosis of severe anaemia. He needed financial assistance to access further medical treatment but he nor his family members afford the needed funds. The medical social worker was informed […]

The Budding Health Threat in Nigeria

Cardiac arrest in Nigeria

Have you heard of the budding health threat in Nigeria apart from Covid-19? In recent times, there have been increased frequency of deaths  attributable to cardiac arrests. Cardiologists have expressed concerns that cardiac arrest –related deaths among Nigerians may be more common than previous thoughts. In recent times, particularly since the outbreak of the Covid-19 […]

Failing Systems to Needless Deaths

Failing systems

No thanks to failing systems, the past week witnessed some mishaps that led to needless deaths that could have been prevented or reduced. This is heart-breaking because we work to prevent needless deaths and save lives. Knowing that those deaths could have been prevented in the presence of working systems in the county and where […]

A Luxury Taken for Granted

A luxury

We surely miss this luxury that we had once taken for granted.! Last week Saturday, Health Emergency Initiative had her strategy meeting with some of the brightest minds in the country as they volunteered their time, expertise and insights to chart a progressive course for HEI in this year 2021. Last year, we had the luxury […]

2020 Lesson: Investment in Public Health

Public Health

If you’ve disregarded public health before 2020, I’m sure that by now you’ve had a change of thought. No thanks to Covid-19 pandemic. The new year was celebrated with the caution that Covid-19 is very much present with us. As always, life eases into progression and everyone is trying to cope, live and thrive in […]

Introducing HEI Youth Hub

HEI Youth Hub

They say youth are leaders of tomorrow but at Health Emergency Initiative (HEI), we believe that youths are leaders of now so we embrace the involvement of youths in our programs. Apart from equipping them with the lifesaving First Responders skills, in November 2019, we also had a medical awareness outreach in partnership with National […]

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