Help!! In search of role models!!

One of the things that intrigues and saddens me is the transition I note in the medical records of a young girl as she grows into womanhood. Initially most girls attend the GP for simple coughs and colds. All is rosy. A little paracetamol makes everything alright. She is her parents’ cute little thing withContinue reading “Help!! In search of role models!!”

Mindset queen – Tribute to Dr Nkem Ezeilo

So we woke up that morning in the hotel. We were attending a program together. We were also on a squat challenge… along with more than 100 women who were with us on our ‘Whatsapp’ healthy lifestyle group. I think the challenge for the day was to do 120 squats. I recall getting to 80Continue reading “Mindset queen – Tribute to Dr Nkem Ezeilo”

Conversations with an African Grandmother

Grandmother: Adaugo! Adaugo! Adaugo (In a very sleepy voice): Eh nnem, I am coming o… Grandmother: Nwam, I hope you had a good night’s sleep? Hurry up, have your bath, eat breakfast fast and accompany me to visit mama Ikenna Adaugo: Nnem, isn’t a bit too early to be visiting anyone? Grandmother: You know mamaContinue reading “Conversations with an African Grandmother”

Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem

Thunder rumbles in the mountain passes And lightning rattles the eaves of our houses. Flood waters await us in our avenues. Snow falls upon snow, falls upon snow to avalanche Over unprotected villages. The sky slips low and grey and threatening. We question ourselves. What have we done to so affront nature? We worry God.Continue reading “Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem”

How I survived the Ebola Battle: A survivor’s story.

“Every day I would attempt to recall the period Patrick Sawyer was on admission – just how much direct and indirect contact did I have with him? I reassured myself that my contact with him was quite minimal. I completed the anti-malarials but the aches and pains persisted. I had loss of appetite and feltContinue reading “How I survived the Ebola Battle: A survivor’s story.”

Another survivor speaks out: Lovely Nevo Burrell on surviving breast cancer.

Nevo talks us through finding out that she had breast cancer and the impact it had on her life. We often think cancer is confined to someone or some people out there. It can be an eye opener to find it so close. Especially in someone relatively young.   How often do you check yourContinue reading “Another survivor speaks out: Lovely Nevo Burrell on surviving breast cancer.”

ABC of PRE-Eclampsia: A Tribute to the late Kefee Don Momoh ”Branama Queen.”

Attention please! This article is for you if you are pregnant, have just had a baby or know someone who is pregnant. Many pregnancies happen uneventfully. The woman goes into hospital and comes out with a baby – wonderful! But occasionally things do not go as planned. Sometimes, a condition called Pre-eclampsia rears its uglyContinue reading “ABC of PRE-Eclampsia: A Tribute to the late Kefee Don Momoh ”Branama Queen.””

Another survivor speaks out: Husband Bullying.

Women experience very challenging circumstances and it’s always a pleasure to meet someone who says, “It was tough but I survived!” I met one of such amazing women and she wanted me to share her story to encourage other women who feel unsupported by their partners when they are pregnant. This is her story inContinue reading “Another survivor speaks out: Husband Bullying.”

Talking Sex in the Afrocarribean Community.

Robert Gordon University (RGU) recently hosted a conference to highlight sexual health amongst the Afro-Caribbean diaspora. Several delegates attended the free event at the university’s Riverside East building on Saturday, April 19. Sponsored by NHS Grampian Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus MCN and African Health Project Waverley Care, the conference boasted an impressive line-up ofContinue reading “Talking Sex in the Afrocarribean Community.”