Entries by OUTREACH

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World Prematurity Day 2019

On November 17th, Outreach Women and Children’s Hospital observed World Prematurity Day 2019, which is a day set aside by global health bodies to raise awareness of the challenges and burden of preterm care.   Premature/preterm babies are babies born too soon, babies born before 37 completed weeks of gestation.   15 million babies are […]

What is Neonatal Intensive Care Unit – NICU

Neonatal intensive care unit ( NICU ) is a specialist unit within the hospital for babies who needs intensive medical care. This is normally babies born within the age of 0 – 28days.  Neonatal intensive care units are normally equipped with advanced technologies and specialist healthcare professionals to attend to these babies. No parent wants […]

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What is SEPSIS

September is SEPSIS Awareness month, a month set aside by Global SEPSIS Alliance to help save lives by raising awareness to fight a disease that accounts for at least 10 million deaths worldwide. As part of its corporate social responsibility, Outreach Women and Children Hospital held a sepsis awareness health talk at our Okota isolo […]

IMMUNIZATION SCHEDULE FOR CHILDREN

Immunizations, also known as vaccinations, help protect your child from getting an infectious disease. When you or your child get vaccinated, it helps protect you, others and the entire community as well. Vaccines are potent, very safe and a preventive measure against childhood diseases.   What are vaccines? According to the WHO definition, a vaccine […]

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Family Planning Methods In Nigeria

Family Planning Family planning is an informed decision by an individual or a couple as to when to start having children and how much time in between births. This is usually done through different methods including the use of contraception,  abstinence, natural planning, or hormonal birth control. Family planning is affordable, safe and promotes the […]