ANTIBIOTIC STEWARDSHIP

Antibiotics have transformed the practice of medicine, making once lethal infections readily treatable and making other medical advances, like cancer chemotherapy and organ transplants, possible. Prompt initiation of antibiotics to treat infections reduces morbidity and saves lives, for example, in cases of sepsis. However, about 30% of all antibiotics prescribed in acute care hospitals are […]
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WORLD PATIENT SAFETY DAY

THEME: Medication Without Harm According to the National Library of Medicine, Patient safety is defined as the prevention of harm to patients. This emphasizes the system of care delivery that prevents errors; learns from the errors that do occur; and is built on a culture of safety that involves health care professionals, organizations, and patients. […]
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WHAT ARE FIBROIDS?

WHAT ARE FIBROIDS? Fibroids or Uterine Fibroids are noncancerous growths or tumors of the uterus. They arise from the overgrowth of the smooth muscle (myometrium) and connective tissue of the uterus. They are also known as Uterine Myomas of Leiomyomas. Fibroids can grow on any part of the uterus. It could be inside the uterus, […]
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WORLD HEPATITIS DAY (JULY 28)

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that is caused by a variety of infectious viruses and non-infectious agents, leading to a range of health problems. There are five (5) main types of hepatitis virus; types A, B, C, D and E. Although they all cause liver disease, they differ in severity of illness, demographic […]
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DRUG ABUSE

INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST DRUG/SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND ILLICIT TRAFFICKING (JUNE 26) Drug abuse refers to the use of drugs only (not alcohol), illegal drugs, prescription drugs, over the counter drugs, in excessive amounts, for the purpose of creating/achieving  pleasure effects on the brain. Substance abuse refers to excessive use of psychoactive drugs such as alcohol, pain […]
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