WHO partners Yobe govt, strengthens health sector response on GBV emergencies

The World Health Organization (WHO) said it’s collaborating with Yobe state government, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) among other key partners to strengthen the capacity of healthcare workers on response to Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in emergencies. WHO Public Health Officer, Dr. Ibrahim Audu Salisu, who represented the Acting Emergency Manager in the Northeast, Nigeria, Dr….

Experts push for collaboration to tackle investment gaps in adolescent mental health

The coronavirus pandemic which ravaged economic activities in the entire globe has laid bare Nigeria’s failed investment in management of adolescent mental health issues over the years. Statistics across the globe show that an adolescent mental health remains a neglected issue, often at the periphery of health and development agendas. as a recent study estimates…

WHO director, medical professionals to discuss mental health challenges on Nigerian youths

Executive director, Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH), World Health Organisation (WHO), Helga Fogstad among other medical and health professionals will discuss solutions around the increasing issues and challenges on the mental health of youths and young adults in Nigeria at the 3rd edition of the Olashore International School annual Mental Wellness Conference….

WHO urges more investments, services for mental health

By Doosuur Iwambe World Health Organisation ( WHO) has called on countries to increase their support for mental health services. According to the WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, investing in mental health has become imperative due to the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. The global health body therefore stressed the need for a massive scale-up…

On Covid-19 and rising suicide cases

There appears to be a resurgence of suicide cases across the country, with many Nigerians going as far as killing themselves over loss of jobs, lovers’ brouhaha, loss of betting, etc. Also, despite psychologists and health experts’ advice complications arising from the Covid-19 pandemic seem not to help matters. PAUL OKAH reports. It is no…

Experts link marital crises, economic hardship, stress to rising mental health disorders in Nigeria

Breakdown in the ability to deal with relationship break-ups, higher rates of marital discord, separation and divorce, stress and economic hardship, are among the factors leading to higher rates mental cases in Nigerians, experts say. Several studies have also shown that marital stress is associated with a range of psychiatric diagnoses. Marriage is a social……

Nigeria, world leaders commit to lead response to beat NCDs, promote mental health

To implement a series of World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended policies, president Muhammadu Buhari has joined other Head of States and Government at the first-ever UN High-level meeting in commitment to tackle non-communicable diseases (NCDs), promote mental health and well-being. WHO estimates that implementing polices such as public education and awareness campaigns to promote healthier……

What to know about psychosis

Psychosis means a loss of contact with reality; it is a symptom of a number of mental illnesses rather than a medical condition in its own right. Some estimates suggest that 14.7 to 18.5 percent of people with major depression may experience psychotic features and that the prevalence rates may rise with age. This form……