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The Impact of Health Emergencies on Vulnerable Communities

Health emergencies, such as pandemics and natural disasters, can have a devastating impact on communities, especially those that are already vulnerable.  These events can intensify existing inequalities and overly affect certain groups, such as the poor, elderly, and those with underlying health conditions.  In this write up, we will explore the ways in which health […]

YOUR MENSTRUAL LIFESTYLE

While growing, did you ever wonder how babies came to be? And when you came across an adolescent or a woman with menstrual products, I am sure you thought within you: “why is she wearing pampers?” The growth process continued, and sooner than you thought, the need for the use of what seemingly looked like […]

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 […]

The Ravaging Disease Called ‘Sepsis’ II

Sepsis

The spectrum of organisms that causes sepsis changes over time and varies from country to country and this is in turn due to local patterns of antibiotic used. While any type of infection, bacterial, viral or fungal can lead to sepsis, the most likely varieties include: Pneumonia Infection of the digestive system (which includes organs […]

Nip Sepsis in the Bud

Sepsis

David is a 5-year old boy who was diagnosed with sepsis and HEI was contacted to assist with his medical treatment because his mother could not afford to pay for his treatment. After the boy had been treated at the hospital and discharged, he had relapse. This is because David didn’t get quick medical treatment […]

House on Fire; Can You Help?

First Responders

A house was on fire, the fire service were alerted and were on their way to the emergency scene but a man in his vehicle for no justifiable reason blocked the way and hindered the fire service emergency responders from driving through. Eventually, the man obliged to give way for them to go through while […]

The True Code of Humanity

Emergency response

What do you know about the code of humanity? Ajibade Babalade, a member of the Nigeria’s Super Eagles, who won a bronze medal at the 1992 Africa Cup of Nations in Senegalis is dead. The ex-Super Eagle who turned 48-years-old on the 29th of March died of cardiac arrest on Friday, September 4, 2020, in Ibadan, Oyo […]

Emergency in Nigeria’s Public Health

Emergency

Emergency on Nigeria’s public health. Before Covid-19, Nigeria’s economy was already slippery, Covid-19 came upon us and the country is presently languishing in pre- Covid-19 and Covid-19 economic implications. The stats don’t lie, while Covid-19 is in a league of its own rampaging the world, our society is sadly being devoured by less threatening illnesses.  […]

Timeless Impact Report

Impact

Oh, the joy of fulfillment of timeless impact!!! At HEI , we are excited to take lifesaving leaps and bounds in this new month as we work to save more lives, prevent needless deaths and ultimately enhance people’s chances of living to fulfil their beautiful dreams. Last month, July 2020 was a great month for […]

Anaemic Patient Receives Medical Intervention

HEI Provides timely medical intervention

HEI provides timely medical intervention to an anaemic patient. An 18-year-old lady, Seun (not real name) was seriously ill and rushed to a public hospital in Lagos state but due to lack of funds for her treatment, she languished in pain. One of the social workers at the hospital called for HEI’s medical intervention to […]

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