The theme of this year’s World Health Organisation (WHO) breastfeeding week is ‘protect breastfeeding’. Despite the numerous advantages enumerated in various scientifically documented articles on the benefits of breastfeeding, there are still so much resistance on the part of some mothers to breastfeeding their babies. Others who conscientiously want to breast feed encounter some challenges to breastfeeding. Thus this article is aimed at providing answers to some of the common problems encountered by mothers during breastfeeding.
Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. It is most commonly caused by a virus but other causes include drugs, toxins produced by bacteria, alcohol and autoimmune disease. Autoimmune hepatitis is a condition wherein your body develops antibodies against your liver and begins to attack liver cells.
Despite all the information and knowledge available on the transmission, prevention, and treatment of malaria, it is still a common cause of illness in adults and death in children; especially those under five years. Malaria also affects pregnant women and their babies adversely.