Why You Should Visit Our Obstetrician-Gynaecologist Today

At Duchess International Hospital, we believe every woman deserves access to affordable, world-class healthcare throughout all stages of life. A crucial part of this is establishing a trusting relationship with an obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN).   An OB-GYN is a medical doctor specialising in women’s reproductive health. They are qualified to address a wide range of concerns, […]

The Risks of Over-the-Counter Medication Abuse

The Risks of Over-the-Counter Medication Abuse

The Risks of Over-the-Counter Medication Abuse On this World Drug Day, Duchess Hospital highlights the crucial importance of addressing over-the-counter (OTC) medication abuse. With the theme “The evidence is clear: invest in prevention,” we aim to shed light on the dangers associated with self-medicating and emphasise the importance of seeking professional medical advice for prompt […]

Cholera Prevention and Control: Understanding the risks and taking control

Cholera Prevention and Control Understanding the risks and taking control

Cholera is a food and waterborne disease caused by ingesting Vibrio cholerae, which contaminates water and food. Contamination can occur at the source, during transportation or storage, and even through food prepared with contaminated water or handled by filthy hands. This disease is a significant public health concern, particularly in Bayelsa, Zamfara, Abia, Cross River, […]

Parenting Sickle Cell Children: Tips and Strategies

Parenting Sickle Cell Children: Tips and Strategies

Parenting Sickle Cell Children (Tips and Strategies)   Sickle cell disease is a genetic disorder that affects haemoglobin production, causing red blood cells to misshapen and break down prematurely. Parenting a child with sickle cell disease requires a deep understanding of the condition, its management, and how to support your child’s physical and emotional needs. […]

Early Symptoms of Parkison’s Disease

Early Symptoms of Parkison’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects millions worldwide. While tremors are often the most recognisable symptom, Parkinson’s can present in various ways. Early detection is crucial for optimising treatment and managing the condition effectively.   Here are some of the early symptoms of Parkison’s you should watch out for Tremor: A trembling hand […]

Expert Tips for Managing Picky Eating in Children

Expert Tips for Managing Picky Eating in Children

Parents encounter challenges when dealing with picky eating in their children. Meal times can become battlegrounds, and concerns about adequate nutrition can loom large. However, there’s hope! With the right strategies and support, you can broaden your child’s culinary horizons and help them build a positive relationship with food. In this blog post, we’ll share […]

Five ways to support children with Autism

Five ways to support children with Autism

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a developmental disability that can cause social, communication, and behavioural challenges. According to the WHO, 1 in 160 children has an autism spectrum disorder. Autism begins in childhood and tends to persist into adolescence and adulthood. Understanding and supporting children with autism requires patience, empathy, and a willingness […]

Essential Nutrients for Expecting Mothers – International Mother’s Day Special

Essential Nutrients for Expecting Mothers

Pregnancy is a transformative journey that demands special attention to nutrition. What you eat during pregnancy not only nourishes you but also directly impacts the growth and development of your baby. Understanding the essential nutrients and incorporating them into your diet can greatly contribute to a healthy pregnancy. Folic Acid: Folic acid, also known as […]

Dental Health Tips for Children

Dental Health Tips for Children

Dental Health Tips for Children February is Children’s Dental Health Month, a perfect time to highlight the importance of preventive care and healthy habits for your little one’s smile. As parents, you play a crucial role in laying the foundation for good dental health that can last a lifetime. Here are some proactive tips to […]

Patient Testimonial with Dr Olayiwola Yomi

Patient Testimonial with Dr Olayiwola Yomi

At the Duchess, our mission is simple yet profound: To reverse medical tourism by delivering the highest standards of care, using the most advanced technology and treatments to give you the fastest, most convenient access to the best medical expertise available anywhere in the world. Today’s heartfelt testimonial below underscores this mission: “Today I had […]

World Diabetes Day 2023

World Diabetes Day 2023

World Diabetes Day (WDD) was created in 1991 by IDF and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. The campaign draws attention to issues of paramount importance to the diabetes world and keeps diabetes firmly in the public and political spotlight. Diabetes is a chronic disease […]

World Pneumonia Day 2023

Pneumonia is the world’s biggest infectious killer of children and adults. On average, it kills more children than the combined mortality rate caused by AIDS, measles, and malaria. It is a lung infection that causes inflammation and fluid buildup in the air sacs, making it difficult to breathe. Still, on this year’s World Pneumonia Day […]