With an aim to raise awareness in this National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month (May), the NNIA investigates the relationship between allergies related to lactose intolerance (LI) and cow’s milk allergy (CMA).
The theme for International Nurses Day (12 May 2022) is: ‘Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Invest in Nursing and respect rights to secure global health’.
World Immunisation Week (24 – 30 April) prompts us to acknowledge the role of vaccines in preventing disease and death.
Death statistics from kidney disease worldwide are frightening and countries in Africa are no exception. On the continent, the death rate per 100 000 people per country varies from 5.07 to 36.93.
Dr. Muzzazzi is a Pediatric and Child Health Specialist, Pediatric Hematology, Oncology Fellow, and a Board Member of NNIA as of January 2022. He completed NNI’s Post-Graduate Program in Pediatric Nutrition (PGPN), a global program designed to promote high quality educational engagement with Health Care Professionals (HCP) that can be integrated in clinical practice. He shares his opinion of the program, and explains how it has benefitted him in practice:
Reflecting on World Obesity Day (04 March), NNIA has investigated the high impact of obesity, mainly caused by high sugar consumption,1,2 to Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) in sub-Saharan Africa and highlights how Healthcare Practitioners (HCPs) can facilitate the decrease in patient sugar consumption to address obesity, thus addressing NDCs in Africa.
The NNIA offers its East & Southern Africa Region (ESAR) members a rich schedule of learning Digital Education Programmes. Over the past few years, these reached more than 5 000 healthcare professionals, building nutrition capabilities in Southern and Eastern Africa.
The Global Cancer Observatory (the World Health Organisation’s international agency for research on cancer) states that oesophageal cancer is “the 9th most common cancer in the world, with over 300 000 new cases annually of which 80% occur in developing countries.