Category Archives: Oh my health

World Sickle Cell Awareness Day

DATE: Wednesday 19th June, 2024 THEME: “Hope Through Progress: Advancing Sickle Cell Care Globally.” SLOGAN: Shine the Light on Sickle Cell PLAN 10 MYTHS & FACTS MYTH: SICKLE CELL DISEASE IS CONTAGIOUS FACT: This is false. Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is genetic. People with SCD inherited abnormal haemoglobin genes from both of their parents. MYTH: […]

Shining A Light on Glaucoma: Understanding The Silent Thief Of Sight

Once upon a time in a bustling city, there lived a young boy named Nathan. Nathan was full of curiosity and had always been fascinated by the world around him and loved exploring nature. One sunny day, Nathan noticed something peculiar, his grandmother, Grandma Mary, seemed to be struggling with her vision. Colors appeared blurry […]

Learn, Prevent, and Screen for Cervical Cancer Today

In recent times, research has shown that Sub-Saharan Africa, including Ghana, significantly contributes to all cervical cancer cases and deaths worldwide. It has become even more imperative to actively work together today to save mothers, sisters, wives, and friends from this preventable yet deadly condition. Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer among women […]

Cervical Health Awareness Month

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, a time to remind ourselves about the importance of preventing and detecting this treatable cancer. It’s also a vital opportunity for women to learn about the resources available at Medifem Hospital to empower them to prioritize their cervical health. Cervical Cancer: Know the Facts Cervical cancer develops in the […]

What Is Breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding is when you feed your baby breast milk, usually directly from your breast. It’s also called nursing. Making the decision to breastfeed is a personal matter. It’s also one that’s likely to draw opinions from friends and family. Many medical experts, including the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American College of Obstetricians […]