Medicine’s Secret Shame unveiled..!

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On Friday, 6th February 2015, Oncologist & Fulbright scholar, Ranjana Srivastava, took to theGuardian.com to xray a perennial cankerworm tucked neatly into the bright white coats or scrubs of men and women saddled with the responsibility to restore the health of billions in our world.

Here is the link to the original article titled:

How doctors treat doctors may be medicine’s secret shame.

It was a noteful flashlight into a problem that particularly bedevil the profession in Nigeria, like every other nation. I’m yet to decipher the logic that upholding ‘unhealthy rivarly or outright oppression of one another’ rather than ‘mutual respect’ is a better way to entrench the age-long traditions of the noble trade of medical practive. In terms of improving prospects or promoting the collective public image and mental wellbeing, I’m not sure that approach is working.

For me, the following excerpts were insightful from theguardian article by Ranjana Srivastava & I share thus:

“…Absolutely. The medical profession as a whole abounds with fragile egos and deep vulnerabilities..”

“Research, here and abroad, points to increasing levels of anxiety, depression and burnout among doctors. We traditionally invoke factors such as long hours, demanding patients and unending bureaucracy as the cause but perhaps it is worth asking what role do we play in harming each other, however unintentionally…” The patients suffer inevitably thereby.

May we all find grace to be true brethren rather than competitors in our selfless efforts to save lives, one at a time among billions across the globe..!!

And for a way forward,

We can all use some of the advise in the video clip below: “Protect your creative genius” by Jamie Katuna

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Russia and the West: Where did it all go wrong? -BBC News

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Russia and the West: Where did it all go wrong? – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-37658286

Now more than ever after the disintegration of the USSR, the aggressive reappearance of the Vladimir Putin led Russia Federation in the international scene is raising more germaine questions than answers, fast unsettling the global community that was already at home with the unipolar world order and definitely igniting migraine in the heads of NATO leaders, the US led Western Alliance.

The above publication by BBC NEWS did some justice to the subject that you may find worthy of your inquisitive mind. So, click http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-37658286  , read and drop your take, remarks and comments right here.

Preventing Colon, Prostate & Liver Cancers: Tips for Everyone!!

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Cancer is one of the most critical health issue confronting 21st century populations. This lecture will describe to you the best practices for colon, prostate and liver cancer prevention in primary healthcare practice that anyone can understand and learn from.

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So, download this cancer prevention lecture, learn all you can, practice everything and share the information. Together, we shall win the war against cancer in our lifetimes!!

FMoH Guidelines for Young Persons’ Participation in Research and Accessing Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in Nigeria (2014).

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If you do research in Nigeria involving children and adolescent or you provide sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services to young persons within Nigeria then, you must have been faced with the challenge of finding legal and regulatory framework to guide your work. Today, you need not look or worry any further as the Federal Ministry of Health has a consultative report document that can guide your work. Click FMoH Guidelines for Young Persons Participation in Research & Accessing SRH Services in Nigeria 2014  for your copy.

According to Dr. Khaliru Alhassan, the Hon. Minister of State for Health and Supervising Minister of Health, in his foreword to the document, he said that “..Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) consequences disproportionately affect children, adolescents, and young persons. They account largely for morbidity and mortality in these groups in many African countries including Nigeria and have slowed down or reversed the gains of the child survival efforts of the last decade. The need to mainstream children and adolescents in national reproductive health programmes has become even more significant because children profoundly depend on adults for participation in research and access to SRH services that affect their survival and development.

As part of efforts of the Federal Government of Nigeria, to strengthen SRH interventions across the country the need for the Federal Ministry of Health to develop a guidance document to address gaps currently inhibiting participation of children in SRH research and their access to services has become pertinent. This document is designed out of the need to provide guidance in determining the age at which children, adolescents and young persons can give consent for SRH research and access to services without parental consent and in addition, establish standards of practice with regards to management of confidentiality for SRH research and service provision in the best interest of the child. Also some ethical considerations become necessary when engaging children with special conditions in SRH research and service provision.

The Federal Government of Nigeria expects that all health professionals and organizations in the country involved with engaging children, adolescents and young persons in SRH research and their access to services will uphold the standards prescribed in this guidance document. This document is expected to be implemented along with the National Health Research Ethics Council and eventually adopted as a policy document…”

Document source: http://www.nhvmas-ng.org/website/pubcontent.php?pubid=21

#SRH #ASRH #Research #Children #Adolescent #Nigeria #FMOH #PopulationCouncil #Health

#Xenophobia & #Racism in Contemporary Times: a peep into the African dynamics

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For me, it is absolute NO to #Xenophobia or more correctly #Racism, wherever it is happening globally including Northern Nigeria where southerners and sometimes, selectively christian-southerners are considered and treated as foreigners in their own country even by the host state governments. They are usually killed at will for flimsy reasons or no reason at all except for the fact that they are strangers in those communities or share a religious perspective different from the persecutors. Of course, similar incidences do occur down south in Nigeria but, much less violent or fatal.

Though humans of all skin colour or faith are guilty of these acts, it is a long made conclusion that the trend between blacks to blacks is seemingly much worse, least reported and absolutely senseless. Friends have always stirred at me whenever I dared to remind them that black people are actually the worst racist in contemporary times if objectively anaylsed. You may call it tribalism, ethnic rivalry or religious war or any other suitable term.

In the simplest explanation, more often than not, whites are racist because they feel superior and wants all others to come under their control but, blacks do theirs for a deep sense of envy, hatred and endemic inferiority complex. An average black man tolerates people of other tribe as long as they are poorer, suffering and less productive but, trouble starts when a non indigenous group are seen to be progressive, contributing to society progress and getting less dependent. Elsewhere, some white populations are known to prefer such crop of foreigners whom they will rather encourage to stay so they can exploit their productive abilities to build their societies.

This is not to excuse the cruelty of white racist and the unfathomable crimes they commit but, I hope that the resurging incidences of racism across the globe from SA to USA to Northern Nigeria will awaken our instinct to rethink and reform how we see or treat each and every other human being we interact with. #Racism or #Xenophobia is an assault on our collective humanity. All arsenals must be deployed to stamped it out. I am Abraham Idokoko and I #saynotoXenophobia..!!!

Click here for more… http://www.theweek.co.uk/63378/south-african-xenophobia-why-is-there-so-much-hatred-of-foreigners?fb_action_ids=10152968785168759&fb_action_types=og.shares&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%5B818313884913105%5D&action_type_map=%5B%22og.shares%22%5D&action_ref_map=%5B%5D

Equality, Inequality and Equity in Perspectives!

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It suffices to assert that God Almighty is the author of “inequality” in the natural order of life. Hence, He made fingers unequal. You don’t need to agree with the statement but you will concur to the following premise.

At the same time, God Almighty established “equity” which makes none of the unequal fingers suffer any deprivation in blood supply or innervation as a result of their positioning, size or limited contribution to functionality of the hand.

More ingeniously, God made it such that the thumb must cooperate with the other four fingers in order for anyone to achieve any meaningful functional use of the hand despite the fact that the thumb is as powerful as the other four fingers put together.

Without further ado, I suppose the foregoing analogy places another huge nail to the coffin of the sensational but dead-on-arrival propaganda of human equality in contemporary times as opposed to the timeless need to resurrect the evidently logical preeminence of equity and functional cooperation as the panacea for sustainable peacebuilding and development in all human society.

In other words, “Equality of humans does not exist except or perhaps in the matchless view of the Most High God. Hence, the pursuit of equity is the soul and sole means of achieving justice and harmony among humans” ..by Abraham Idokoko ©Wíseåb thoughts 2013/11/10.5:33pm.library.unilag!

“Hardwork does more miracles than Prayers”: See why?

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Sometime ago, I made a bold proclamation that “#hardwork does more #miracles than #prayers..” and many could not understand the premise. As expected, people asked why would you say a thing like that. Others said that is blasphemy. Some even asked if i wasn’t moving towards atheism.

Fare enough, you may not understand what i meant by that proclamation but, you can listen to Pastor Chris Oyakhilome explain just one perspective to how that works in the video clips below. Howbeit, his lucid elucidation in this video is just one way to look at what i proclaimed above. I stumbled on the clip this morning, i knew exactly what he was talking about, and i could not but share because, where ever i see hardcore #truths expressed, i share it. So, watch, learn, be inspired & start working miracles. YES, you, the same you, working miracles daily in your life and in others’.

My dear, don’t sit back there waiting for #God to come down and work miracles for a helpless you. Really, are you truly helpless? Praying that pitiful, faithless prayer that is dead without you working it out is not in tandem with scriptural truths and existential realities. You do that because you do not know who you are as a Christian, created in God’s matchless image, empowered by His breath of Life [..and His Spirit living in you], and redeemed by His blood to create and re-create, and to have absolute dominion over ALL that He created before you.

God isn’t in that miracle working business anymore, unlike you may wish to believe. He transferred that task and every power needed to perform it to you long ago. Yes to you. He did it first at creation & more recently reaffirmed it, at your redemption in Christ Jesus. #YOU ARE THE #MIRACLE #WORKER. You are the one to call things that be not into existence, like He did at the beginning of time, and you work them out to be, in the Name of He who was, and is, and He is to come because All powers has been returned you by Jesus Christ. He makes impossible possible through you, and not vice versa.

How do i know all that?

Hold on a minute. Have you forgotten so quickly that the beginning of all known miracles happened when God Almighty, out of absolutely nothing, called the world and all that we know, see and cannot see into existence. The scriptures says He said “let there be..” and there was, and still is, till tomorrow. Isn’t that what we call Faith? Calling things which be not into being, and working them out as though they were [Hebrews 12:1].

Records has it that the Almighty God did this creative work of faith over just six(6) days, and rested. And ever after, He has made no attempt whatsoever at creating, working or doing any other miracle except through a man. Even the miracle of our salvation, He didn’t do it or just call it into being as a spirit. No, He came in human flesh, lived among men so He can perform the miracle of salvation so that. WHY?

First, i think many people takes working miracles to mean the same thing as the religious piety and holiness required of men to receive eternal life in heaven. No, that is not related with working miracles. You don’t need to be the holiest of all to perform miracles. You probably reminded all that you can work miracles in my Name and end up in hell, eternal separation from God. Yes, you need holiness to secure a place with God in heaven as the Scripture says but, all you need to work miracles is to be human and have Faith in God’s ability in you to just anything whatsoever you can ask or think. You must have heard motivational speakers say, if you think it, you can do it. It’s not psyching. It is Faith in yourself. And yourself is the image of God. You are the carbon copy of God. You breathed His life [Spirit] into you, and commanded that you do greater things than he has done aside having absolute dominion [control] over all that He already created.

Come to think of it, the all knowing, all powerful, Almighty God after creation handed it all to you and asked that you improve on what he has created. Yes, that is what He said. Be fruitful, replenish, sustain, fill the earth, etc. To answer the why more correctly, you need to do a quick detour back to the very beginning. In the biblical account, in Genesis 1:26,27,28; commanded you to do miracles. How else were to do all that he commanded if you don’t do miracles. Look around you, every beautiful and wonderful thing you enjoy are all miracles done by men and women who have lived before you. In your own lifetimes, humans are still performing miracles, not just in religious houses but, in laboratories, industries, communication, space, hospitals, infrastructures, etc. Humans are doing wonders. Natural is no longer luxurious because what man has created now have greater value than what is left as God created it long ago.

Check it very quickly, many of these miracle workers all over the world are not necessarily religious but, they have this Faith in their own ability to do exactly what God asked man to do at the very beginning. You say why will God allow that. Friend, you haven’t been reading your Holy Bible or religious book. When God asked man to work miracles in Genesis 1:28, He didn’t attach any condition to it. he didn’t ask that man must be holy or righteous to be able to do so. And you know when God gives a gift, He doesn’t withdraw it back even if you go astray. Being a sinner only guarantee you an eternal separation from God’s dwelling place but, doesn’t stop you from working miracles. The choice is yours, either to start working miracles in your own world or watch others do it.

As Christians, If you don’t assume your rightful place and begin to exhibit your miracle working power as a redeemed soul [whose life is no longer his/hers but, Christ that liveth in you], you will have to live in awe of the people who know it and do just that, saints and sinners alike..!

However, know ye this day that all miracle workers believe in God. They have Faith. Yes, i just said sinners can perform miracles. True, they do but, they believe in God’s ability in them to create [work miracles] in order to do so. That a sinner work miracle doesn’t make him/her a saint. All wonder workers we have known relates with their inner being. They call it brainstorming, deep thinking or whatever. It is all about connecting with their spirit being to receive inspired insights that build their believe in themselves, which they work on to deliever the wonders we now see. The spirit comes from God and will go back to God. So, if God created all humans, and breathed life into all, and you believe in yourself, it means you believe in God who created you, because you are the image of God. You may chose to deny your believe in God but, that doesn’t stop the fact that you do. ANYWAY, THIS IS A TOPIC FOR ANOTHER DAY AND NOT THE FOCUS OF THIS ARTICLE.

Irrespective, whatever you do, go ye and work miracles. Prayers is wonderful, and the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much but, the hardwork done by Faith in God’s abilities deposited in you will work wonders. You too can work miracles, start today. Selah!

NB: The term ‘Miracle’ means an amazing event. An event or action that is amazing, extraordinary, or unexpected. A wonder.

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