3 Deadly Diseases in Nigeria and the Importance of Proper Health Care
Chief Stephen O. Nwankwo Children’s Literacy Foundation International Incorporated in Houston Texas, USA is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing health care, scholarships, and educational grants to the underprivileged youth in developing rural communities in Nigeria. We believe that access to proper education and health care is the key to a better, healthier, and more sustainable lives for these children.
Together with your sincere and generous help and support, our non-profit organization in Houston Texas aims to collectively prevent the loss of lives due to diseases such as:
Nigeria is known to be a malaria endemic environment. This is because of the abundance of mosquitoes who carry the disease in the surrounding areas of inhabited communities.
Preventive measures include getting rid of stagnant water around the house, as well as cleaning gutters and drainages. While many Nigerians often just purchase over-the-counter medication to treat the symptoms, malaria is a disease that requires proper medical attention.
This is a chronic and communicable disease that can easily take a life if not immediately treated. It is a water and food-borne disease that is carried by house flies after coming into contact with infected feces and vomits.
Children are the most vulnerable to this disease as proper hygiene may not be taught at home. Preventive measures include the proper cooking of food, having a closed and safe source of water, creating a proper place for bodily waste that is far from a source of water, as well as, of course, proper hygiene.
- HIV / AIDS
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), which advances to Acquired Immune Deficiency Virus (AIDS), is a sexually transmitted disease that—accompanied by many diseases and infections—destroys the immune system, ultimately causing the deterioration of bodily functions, and death. HIV is mainly transmitted through blood or mucus contact by unprotected sexual activities and sharing the same items with an infected person.
The best way to prevent HIV/AIDS is to use proper protection during sex, as well as having one’s self and partner checked before engaging in any sexual activity. Of course, also avoid sharing the same objects.
Help us prevent the loss of many lives, by contributing to making child education international and accessible to the underprivileged children in Nigeria. Your sincere contribution goes a long way towards improving the state of lives of these children, as well as providing them the tools and support in education and health care they need to succeed in their chosen paths.