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What does it feel like to be a part of a group that is changing the world? To visit the remotest of villages for the sole purpose of taking free health care to rural dwellers? What does it feel like to help someone you do not know? To bring relief to an old woman who did not have the money to visit a hospital? What does it feel like to give your time, resources, energy and skill to do something worthwhile?
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Hello everyone, today is the eleventh day of 2016 and it is already showing signs of being an amazing year. Every year, God gives us at Pro Health International a word through the Founder and Executive Director, Dr Iko Ibanga. And over the years we have seen His word become reality in this organization. Let’s not forget that God’s word birthed PHI therefore, His word will continue to sustain it. So the word for us this year is from the book of Numbers 25: 19 – 21 (NIV).
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Two medical mission trips in Cross River and Ebonyi States, one hundred volunteers needed. An average of 4, 000 rural dwellers to be impacted. Are you a Surgeon, Dentist, Medical Doctor, Optometrist, Pharmacists, Medical Laboratory Scientist or Health Educator? This is an opportunity for you to...

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As each day passes by, the number of Internally Displaced Persons in Nigeria keeps increasing. Consequently, the pressure to sustain them in the various parts of the country where they are accommodated keeps increasing as well. Unfortunately this is the devil that we might have to face for a while until the source of the insurgency is completely wiped out.
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25 Apr Can We Close The Gap?

world-malaria-day-2015In recent years, four countries have been certified by   the WHO Director-General as having eliminated malaria: United Arab Emirates (2007), Morocco (2010), Turkmenistan (2010), and Armenia (2011); and on the basis of reported cases for 2013, 55 countries are on track to reduce their malaria case incidence rates by 75 per cent, in line with the World Health Assembly targets for 2015. Their secret is simply a large-scale use of WHO-recommended strategies, currently available tools, strong national commitments, and coordinated efforts with partners.
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17 Apr World Hemophilia Day 2015

images (1)Hemophilia is an inherited bleeding disorder that hinders the body’s ability to control clotting or coagulation. It is believed that the severity of a person’s hemophilia depends on the amount of the clotting factor that is missing. Prolonged bleeding and re-bleeding are the diagnostic symptoms of hemophilia. Severe hemophiliacs bleed internally and spontaneously (without evident trauma); If not treated promptly, joint bleeds can lead to permanent joint damage and disfigurement.
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Every year, the World Health Organization chooses a global public health theme to celebrate its birthday; and this year, governments, manufacturers, retailers and all consumers are being alerted to the significance of food safety. Food-borne diseases kill hundreds of thousands of people annually and each one of these groups of people have a part to play in ensuring that by the time food gets on the plate, it is safe to eat. World Health Day on April 7 is a reminder that it's time to take food safety much more seriously therefore all groups need to collaborate more to improve food safety. Local communities, women’s groups and school children must not be left out, as education on food safety should be an essential part of learning both at home and at school.

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02 Apr Shinning A Light On Autism In Nigeria

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Three years ago, I met Idiongho, a special 19 year old living under the most inhumane conditions. He used to have episodes that I and many others thought strange - violent outbursts, banging his head on surfaces, throwing tantrums – and so his mother kept him chained and locked up. The unofficial diagnosis was that he had gone mad but, as a matter of fact Idiongho was just an autistic boy living in an ignorant world. I remember Idiongho today because April 2 is a day made significant globally because it is the World Autism Awareness Day. Fortunately for Idiongho, he was rescued and is being rehabilitated. But today, as I read about the great inroads made in the research of Autism in developed countries, I can’t but think about untold numbers – in Nigeria and Africa as a whole - who suffer in silence, destined to live out their days labeled insane, demon possessed or worse.

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08 Mar #MAKE IT HAPPEN# – Bringing Down the Walls

Women-Without-Walls-Initiative-Esther-Abimiku-Ibanga-of-Nigeria-500x333 Today, we celebrate the President and Founder of the Women Without Walls Initiative (WOWWI), and 2015 winner of Japan’s 32nd Niwano Peace Prize - our very own Mrs. Esther Ibanga. We mark the International Women’s Day with focus on a driven and passionate woman who is advancing the cause of women, youth and children in Nigeria, irrespective of ethnic, religious or political affiliations.
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31 Dec Happy New Year

Another year comes to a close. The annual rituals begin. Thanksgiving for the year, introspective reflections of the months that passed and the times we spent, gained or lost and, looking forward to what lies ahead. I heard someone say just days ago, "This year was...

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