The paths to long, healthy life

This web page contain links of preventive measures to deal with the possible causes of ill health or death identified by the special medical check-up. The preventive measures which are internationally recognized paths to longevity include links for the Treatment of diseases, Immunization Services, Lifestyle modification,Environmental Health Services, Occupational Health Services, Food Safety, Health Foods (MedicFoods), Assistive Products, and Self-help books.

The paths to long, healthy life

  1. Treatment of diseases
  2. Immunization Services
  3. Lifestyle modification
  4. Environmental Health Services
  5. Occupational Health Services
  6. Food Safety
  7. Health Foods (MedicFoods)
  8. Assistive Products

Treatment of diseases: This includes everything required for the treatment of common but serious diseases such as Non-communicable Diseases like Diabetes, Hypertension, Asthma, and Sickle Cell Disease; and Communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS. It also includes assistive products and books that help in the treatment of the disease conditions.

Immunization Services: This includes adult immunization services necessary for preventing the following diseases: Hepatitis B, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), Pneumococcal vaccine, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine, Oral Cholera Vaccine, Typhoid Vaccine; and Cerebrospinal Meningitis Vaccine. It also includesSpecial Childhood Immunization needed for protection against diseases not covered by the free government immunization programme such as Rotavirus vaccine, Haemophilus influenza type B, Pneumococcal, Varicella (chickenpox), Measles, mumps and rubella, and Hepatitis A.

Lifestyle modification programmes:This section includes programmes designed to help an individual change the unhealthy lifestyles that are the cause of many diseases. It includes Weight Loss Programme, Smoking Cessation Programme, Alcohol Sobriety Programme and Anger Management Programme.

Environmental Health Services: Environmental health services are designed to remove the numerous hazards in the environment that are responsible for more than 80% of all the illnesses in the world. The services in this section include: Home Health Hazard Assessment and management, Mosquito control, Rat control, Snake control, and Services for safe drinking water. It also includes assistive products and books that householders can use to keep the environment of their houses safe and healthy.

Occupational Health Services: These are services designed to safeguard the health of workers in various professions, as mandated by law. It includes the following services: Packaged Occupational Health Services, Medical Certificate of fitness, Pre-employment medical examination, Pre-placement medical employment, Periodic medical examination, Pre-retirement health examination, Workplace accident investigation, House help Screening Programme, Driver Medical Examination, and Food handlers health examination. It also includes assistive products and books that employers of workers can use to safeguard the health the of their workers, as required by law.

Health Foods: This section includes foods specially processed and packaged by MedicFoods Nigeria Ltd, an indigenous research-based healthy food processing company whose mandate is to reprocess Nigerian staple foods into forms that can be used in the prevention and treatment of diseases. The section also includes foods that not only satiate and satisfy the cravings of the patient, butcan also be eaten to prevent and/or treat common diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. This sections specifically has Foods for Weight Loss, Foods for Weight Gain, Diabetic Foods, Foods to treat hypertension, and Foods for longevity.

Assistive Products:This section includes products that assist the patient in the prevention, treatment and living with all types of the diseases. It includes the various brands of glucometer and their strips that enable the diabetic patient test his/her blood sugar level unaided and without going to the lab, as well as self-measuring sphygmomanometer, foot care kit, storage pouches for insulin, and everything needed by the diabetic patient to expertly and efficiently manage the disease. It also includes wheel chairs, walkers, hearing aids, Braille and other assistive products needed by patientsto be socially and economically independent.

Self-care books: These are books written by experience health practitioners that teach the patients how to personally take care of all aspects of the diseases. The books complement the skills taught in the self-management education programmes