When I was 16, I started showing symptoms of Tuberculosis. When we went to the hospital to run some tests, we discovered I had both TB and HIV. It hurt. My first reaction was to cry. And the first question I asked the doctor was, “What will others say of me? Where am I going to say I got this?”
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March Heroines 2.0: Blessing Ohaeri
Name: Blessing OhaeriCountry: NigeriaProfession: Medical Laboratory scientistInstagram: @bl.essing6596 Blessing is a young graduate volunteering at a community health center in the town of Limbe. She is a young health professional who loves engaging in volunteer work which is why she partook in the First Aid volunteers training by the Red Cross in December 2020. Blessing … Continue reading March Heroines 2.0: Blessing Ohaeri
March Heroines 2.0: Dr Ameaka Fatima
Name: Ameaka Fatima NkempuCountry: CameroonProfession: PharmacistFB: @ameakafatima Dr Ameaka is a young pharmacist, writer and bodypositive activist. A creative and determined young health professional with multiple passions, Ameaka currently works in the public health sector where she focuses on the medical logistics in public health programs such as COVID-19. In 2017 while in school she … Continue reading March Heroines 2.0: Dr Ameaka Fatima
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Think you Know About Sickle Cell? These Two Women Will Challenge your Ideas
I met this two amazing women at different moments in my life. And they couldn't be more unlike each other. But strangely their stories which they continue to share daily has thought me a few great lessons about life in general, and about a neglected genetic disorder that affects up to a 100 Million people in the world right now, most of them of African descent.
FAQS on Menstruation: The funny, the weird and the needful.
I've heard really weird things about menstruation in my day but when I asked the ladies on BodyTalk to ask me questions about menstruation, I got quite a handful. So I tried to answer them as best as I could. Is menstrual blood is waste blood? There is no such thing as 'waste' blood. Can … Continue reading FAQS on Menstruation: The funny, the weird and the needful.