I used to really enjoy car rides over the different bridges linking Lagos mainland to the island. Looking at the vast expanse that adults said led to Benin, Togo ; even London and America of water calmed and amazed me. The purity, the endless grey that met the sky somewhere beyond where my eyes could see kept me in awe. That was back when most products were packed in glass bottles or paper and other recyclable materials. My more recent trips over the bridge and moreso to a couple of beaches have wiped that pristine view of my childhood. Plastic bottles, product nylon wrappers and all sort of debris now litter our waterways. The beaches are slightly better off as they employ cleaners to constantly rake the dirt that settle there. Tourists get the short end of the stick as this dampens their experience and of course they have to pay for this increased cost of maintenance. All hope isn’t lost however as good natured Nigerians- keen on being the change and not sitting on the fence complaining- have come up with ways to tackle the massive pollution if our environment. Kids4Clean Seas Foundation and The Nigerian Child Initiative, two NGOs have been organizing beach cleaning exercises. And of course encouraging the young ones to imbibe a good attitude towards our environment. It is really concerted and consistent efforts no matter how little that make the greatest effect. Join them tomorrow at the Kids Beach Garden tomorrow January 27th at 7am to do your part towards making a difference and of course Sustainable Development Goals 14 and 15. If like me,you didn’t know all of them before, now is a good time to check them all out and find out how you can make them achievable. -Oumissa 11.50pm 26 January 2018 Lagos, Nigeria
We spend too much time on how things do not go well.
This gives rise to discontent, sadness ,resentment and envy.
Move away form that. Set a goal to bring out a lesson from every experience, a positive aspect in all things and grow faster!
#motivationmonday #monday #start #mondaymotivation #focus #oumissainspire #oumissa #positivity #inspiration #growth #build #climb
Cardiothoracic Surgery house officer inserting chest tubes, handling chest trauma with my fabulous outstanding CTSU team 💞 It was bloody on many days but the smiles on our patients’ faces made it worth it. Being retained in the unit before moving on to General Surgery.
Surviving a staff shortage in my paedatrics rotation. Doing great work with my senior colleagues in paediatric haematology, oncology, infectious diseases, emergency, and neonatology. Saving lives is fun!
Enjoying fruits cut up,designed and made into smoothies.
My long awaited convocation. Being officially a #UNILAG graduate, getting my permanent Nigerian medical license and starting National Youth Service.
Gathering data and writing research papers. Getting published in an international journal, thanks to the persistence and dedication of my co-authors.
The two Eids. The joy of family and blessings. Completing the #ramadhan daily post series and launching @theramadhanbaby.
Reading and reviewing more books than the years before (medical school and hour job were demanding!!!)
Getting more active on #bookstagram and book clubs in Lagos.
Learning major life lessons in faith, trust, work, people and behaviour, health.
Venturing into #design, #business, #fashion…..and enjoying new things.
All the wedding and babies!!!💞💞💞
Being blessed with good friends.
I realise that every day has been great!!!
– Dr Oumissa