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One In Five People Living In Conflict-affected Areas Like Nigeria Has Mental Health Issue – The Lancet

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One in five people (22 percent) living in an area affected by conflict has depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, and about 9 percent of conflict-affected populations have a moderate to severe mental health condition, according to an analysis of 129 studies published in The Lancet.

The figures are substantially higher than the global estimate for these mental health conditions in the general population, which stands at one in 14 people.

The findings suggest that past studies underestimated the burden of mental health conditions in conflict-affected areas – with higher rates of severe mental health conditions (5 percent at any one time in the new study compared to 3-4 percent over a 12-month-period in the 2005 estimates), and also of mild to moderate mental health conditions (17 percent at any one time in the new estimates compared to 15-20 percent over a 12-month period in previous estimates). 

Overall, the mean prevalence was highest for mild mental health conditions (13 percent), for moderate the prevalence, was 4 percent, and for severe conditions, the prevalence was 5 percent.

The revised estimates use research from 129 studies and data from 39 countries published between 1980 and August 2017, including 45 new studies published between 2013 and August 2017. Settings that have experienced conflict in the last 10 years were included.

There was limited data for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, so estimates for these conditions were based on global estimates and do not take into account any increased risk of these conditions in conflict settings. Cases were categorized as mild, moderate or severe. Natural disasters and public health emergencies, such as Ebola, were not included. 

“I am confident that our study provides the most accurate estimates available today of the prevalence of mental health conditions in areas of conflict,” said the lead author of the study Fiona Charlson of the University of Queensland, Australia and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, USA. “Estimates from previous studies have been inconsistent, with some finding inconceivably low or high rates. In this study, we used more stringent inclusion and exclusion criteria for the literature search, and advanced search strategies and statistical methods.” 

Currently, there are major conflict-induced humanitarian crises in a number of countries, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

In 2016, the number of armed conflicts reached an all-time high, with 53 ongoing conflicts in 37 countries and 12 percent of the world’s population living in an active conflict zone. Nearly 69 million people worldwide have been forcibly displaced by violence and conflict, the highest number since World War II. 

“The new estimates, together with already available practical tools for helping people with mental health conditions in emergencies, add yet more weight to the argument for immediate and sustained investment, so that mental and psychosocial support is made available to all people in need living through conflict and its aftermath,” said study author Dr Mark van Ommeren, of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse at the World Health Organization. 

Dr van Ommeren concluded: “In conflict situations and other humanitarian emergencies, WHO provides support in many ways: firstly, by supporting coordination and by assessing the mental health needs of populations affected, secondly by determining what existing support is available on the ground and what more is needed; and thirdly by helping provide the capacity for support when it isn’t sufficient, either through training or bringing in additional resources.” 

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US Rapper, Lil Uzi Vert Offers To Help Pay Man’s 32 Million College Fees

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American rapper, Lil Uzi Vert has put an overwhelming smile on the face of a college student by offering to pay his college fees which is worth the sum of $90, 000 (32 million naira).

The rapper who was taking a walk with some of his associates was yelled at by the student who asked if Lil Uzi could help pay his school fees.

Uzi on hearing the boy turned back to have a proper understanding of the man wish. “Can you pay for my college tuition?” the man asked.

Uzi then replied, saying, “How much is your college tuition?” the man responded telling him he’s a student of a university in America and said that his school fees is worth 90,000 dollars.

Uzi then said, “I could pay for that, but this is the thing, though. If i pay for your college tuition are you gonna finish college or are you gonna bullsh*t?”

“Nah, One hundred percent, I don’t bullsh*t. I’ll finish.” Lil Uzi wanted to know what his Instagram name was and the man told him. “Make sure you show me all of your transcripts, everything. Show me all of your papers and everything and you can get $90,000 from me…if you don’t show me, you won’t get $90 grand. You gotta show me proof.”

 

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Lil Uzi just agreed to pay for his $90,000 college tuition. ??? (Submitted by @bigassheel, @zachariahahmad)

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Popular OAP, Maria Okan, Gives Birth To Olamide’s 3rd Child In London

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Popular Nigerian On-Air-Personality and rumoured Ex-Olamide mistress, Maria Okan, has given birth to a bouncing baby girl at an hospital in the United Kingdom.

Prior to her delivery, it was rumoured that she was pregnant for YBNL boss, Olamide and went against the wish of the singer not to keep the baby by running to the UK to nurture the pregnancy until she finally delivered.

It was even rumoured that Olamide gave her the sum of one million naira in order to get rid of the pregnancy, however according to reports, she turned deaf ears.

It now appears the rumoured Olamide pregnancy has now become a baby as she has now delivered.

Meanwhile, throughout the pregnancy rumour, Olamide never said a thing, let’s see if he keeps to that tactic when the news of his alleged new born baby escalates.

 

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I can’t stop crying. Look at what I made! Asaiah Monifé Maria. 16th August 2019, 12:56am. 6.6 lb. Word is born! Thank you God.

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Davido Reveals He Wants One Of His Fans To Name His Forthcoming Sophomore Album

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Davido has revealed he is absolving himself from any powers to be able to name his forthcoming sophomore album and that he wants a fan of his to be the one to give a name to the highly anticipated album.

The superstar singer who has been putting so much work since the start of the year to create a masterpiece of an album took to his Twitter page just moments ago to make the announcement.

He also revealed that the album is almost completely done as he has just 3 songs left to record.

In his words, he said; “Give me a name for my album… 3 songs left to record!! I want a fan to name my album.”

This move by the superstar has further raised the anticipation level of waiting music fans and they can not wait to experience arguably the most sought after album in 2019.

 

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Check Out Zlatan’s N1.2 Million Naira Balenciaga Outfit || See Pictures

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Zlatan spent over 1.2million naira on just one outfit. Absurd right?

Zlatan would not be the first and last Nigerian artiste to flaunt expensive designer wears as the likes of Davido, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage are always clothed in very expensive attires. However, he is the latest to spend an enormous amount on just clothing.

The singer took to his Instagram page to share a picture of his very stylish outfit and also to reveal that a large proportion of his income is spent on clothes. He wrote “I spend money on the things I wear !! ?? ??? .

Looking closely at the picture, one would think he is a Balenciaga ambassador because his entire outfit is a complete set from the fashion brand.

Here is a breakdown of his outfit:

Balenciaga Pouch Strap costs $695 dollars equivalent to N250,200

Balenciaga Track Led Trainers costs $995 equivalent to N358,200

Balenciaga BB0003 Rectangle glasses costs $339 equivalent to N122,040

Balenciaga All Over Logo Normal Fit Shirt costs $595 which is equivalent to N214,200

Balenciaga Pants costs $850 which is equivalent to N306,000

The total amounts to $3,474 which is exactly N1,250,640 

 

 

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I spend money on the things I wear !! ?? ??? ? @22.jumpstr

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Naira Marley Shows Off Newly Acquired Porsche Worth N32 Million Naira

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Controversial artiste, Naira Marley has just acquired a Porsche and the price is ridiculous.

Naira Marley is certainly living La Vida Loca as he has officially joined the Porsche gang. The “Soapy” singer met up with Burna Boy, Zlatan and some other members of his gang to paint the town red in their usual fashion .

The music stars showed off their dope dancing skills on social media which fans always look forward to. However, in of the videos shared by Zlatan Ibile which is currently making rounds on the internet, Naira Marly was seen grinning in front of a Porsche Panamera estimated to be about $91,950 which is approximately 32 million naira.

Naira Marly doesn’t look like he is ready to slow down regardless of his case with the EFCC. It would be of no surprise if he acquires another exotic car.

 

 

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Soapy Crooner, Naira Marley Acquires a 2010 Porsche Panamera Car.

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