Female Genital Mutilation

PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is a culturally entrenched global practice that not only is considered an evident human rights violation but also has resultant health and social repercussions on girls and women. (World Health Organization). As a matter of fact, it has been implicated in serious health consequences, significant morbidity, health burden,…

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SEPARATION ANXIETY

PARENTING SEPARATION ANXIETY I can remember that we were taught in Pediatric school about separation anxiety– a condition where the child is frightened of being separated from parent/ caregiver – usually the mother. In which case goodbyes are always tearful and/ or tantrum filled but then nothing is being said about a mother or a…

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Vision First

PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES VISION FIRST I would have begun by giving the historical perspective of the World Sight Day, but that would be boring to you, I guess. However, there is the need for me to tell you that the World Sight Day is held annually on the second Thursday of October every year. The…

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