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My niece wants to come visit nigeria with me...but she has an 18 month old. how safe medically is it to bring an infant? anyone with experience with this?


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I have no experience in this, but in my opinion I would not. From everything I have heard and read the medical care sucks in Nigeria. But if you decide you do want to take the child check with his/her pediatrician on any shots (yellow fever) she/he should receive, as well as if she/he has to take malarial medicines (awful young for this but a possibility).

And lastly, before your niece can take her child out of the country, she MUST get a signed release from the father.

Good Luck!


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I have no experience in this, but in my opinion I would not. From everything I have heard and read the medical care sucks in Nigeria. But if you decide you do want to take the child check with his/her pediatrician on any shots (yellow fever) she/he should receive, as well as if she/he has to take malarial medicines (awful young for this but a possibility).

And lastly, before your niece can take her child out of the country, she MUST get a signed release from the father.

Good Luck!

Thank you!


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This is just my opinion...I would not bring a child that young into Africa. I just wouldn't. There's way too much going on, and the child would need shots, etc., and I just don't believe it's worth all of that. There's malaria and everything else to be concerned about. Again, just my humble opinion, but I wouldn't. She would have a better time and be more relaxed not having to worry about her infant. Good luck with everything.


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This is just my opinion...I would not bring a child that young into Africa. I just wouldn't. There's way too much going on, and the child would need shots, etc., and I just don't believe it's worth all of that. There's malaria and everything else to be concerned about. Again, just my humble opinion, but I wouldn't. She would have a better time and be more relaxed not having to worry about her infant. Good luck with everything.

my niece cant go unless the baby comes...but im afriad of the baby getting malaria or typhoid.


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05/08/2014: NVC assigned case number

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my niece cant go unless the baby comes...but im afriad of the baby getting malaria or typhoid.

My advice is a definite no. It is not worth the possible side effects of needed vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis the baby would need.

It poses a potential health risk not to mention food safety, even with a suit case full of baby food.

Unless the mother is a seasoned traveler to third world countries and knows what to expect it just is not advisable.

Fighting yourself through the airport without a baby in tow is hassle enough.


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My niece wants to come visit nigeria with me...but she has an 18 month old. how safe medically is it to bring an infant? anyone with experience with this?

No worries at all. Get the appropriate vacinations and you're good to go. That she'll be visiting relatives is a benefit.

It is medically safe as long as you practrise soem common sense care. ABSOLUTELY never ever let the child drink water except bottled water (there are many brands for sale from well known companies like Pepsi, etc). Do not even brush the teeth with local water unless boiled. Only eat well cooked food (there are many world class hotels/restaurant in Nigeria).

As far as medical, no worries, there are many good hospitals but at a cost.

Nigeria is not the backward country of old.

What city will she be visiting so that I can offer even more guided opinion?

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My advice is a definite no. It is not worth the possible side effects of needed vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis the baby would need.

It poses a potential health risk not to mention food safety, even with a suit case full of baby food.

Unless the mother is a seasoned traveler to third world countries and knows what to expect it just is not advisable.

Fighting yourself through the airport without a baby in tow is hassle enough.

Ebun, na wetin? She fit get formula from supermarket now.

For airport, her people go come collect her.

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No worries at all. Get the appropriate vacinations and you're good to go. That she'll be visiting relatives is a benefit.

It is medically safe as long as you practrise soem common sense care. ABSOLUTELY never ever let the child drink water except bottled water (there are many brands for sale from well known companies like Pepsi, etc). Do not even brush the teeth with local water unless boiled. Only eat well cooked food (there are many world class hotels/restaurant in Nigeria).

As far as medical, no worries, there are many good hospitals but at a cost.

Nigeria is not the backward country of old.

What city will she be visiting so that I can offer even more guided opinion?

one day in ph and 2 in lagos


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04/09/2014: NVC received case

05/08/2014: NVC assigned case number

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one day in ph and 2 in lagos

Those two cities are very safe. Are you there now (since they are visiting) so you should know this.

Of course Lagos poses no problems.

How are they planning on getting to PH? If by road then of course the normal protocol: broad daylight, preferably by private car. WHen I travel I inspect the car myself, check the tires, make sure the driver understands who is in control here - ME. If the fee is N10,000, give him N15,000 and tell him the speed limits he is to follow, when he can pass other traffic, etc

If she was travelling to a village then there would be logistics to circumnavigate. There are far worse places here in the USA than those two cities that you mentioned.

Good luck. Take lots of pictures, the baby will have wonderful pictures to share in the future. How many people can say that they went to Nigeria when they were 18 months old?

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Those two cities are very safe. Are you there now (since they are visiting) so you should know this.

Of course Lagos poses no problems.

How are they planning on getting to PH? If by road then of course the normal protocol: broad daylight, preferably by private car. WHen I travel I inspect the car myself, check the tires, make sure the driver understands who is in control here - ME. If the fee is N10,000, give him N15,000 and tell him the speed limits he is to follow, when he can pass other traffic, etc

If she was travelling to a village then there would be logistics to circumnavigate. There are far worse places here in the USA than those two cities that you mentioned.

Good luck. Take lots of pictures, the baby will have wonderful pictures to share in the future. How many people can say that they went to Nigeria when they were 18 months old?

we are flying there then friends will pick us all up at ph.


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04/09/2014: NVC received case

05/08/2014: NVC assigned case number

05/16/2014: Paid AOS fee

10/02/2014: Case Closed

10/10/2014: Interview Date Scheduled

11/17/2014: Interview - APPROVED!!

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If you need further and direct guidiance from folks on the ground then go to Nairaland.

thank u !


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04/09/2014: NVC received case

05/08/2014: NVC assigned case number

05/16/2014: Paid AOS fee

10/02/2014: Case Closed

10/10/2014: Interview Date Scheduled

11/17/2014: Interview - APPROVED!!

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remember that little ones are more apt to not care about where their hands have been before they place things in their mouths, also that relatives may just give treats without thinking. When it comes to fruits and veggies things that are peeled are safe and things that hold water are a nono ( lettuce being the worse) also ice cubes from bottled water not public.


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Ebun, na wetin? She fit get formula from supermarket now.

For airport, her people go come collect her.

Na wetin ? Dis na wetin...

Why expose an infant to potential harm ? An older child fine, an infant is not advisable in my opinion. Ultimately it is the mother's

decision who has never traveled there. Careful what you advice. If you are Nigerian of course it is nothing to you, it is a bit different

for someone not familiar with travel into unknown countries without build up immunity.

Since you called me out I am saying I politely disagree with you. That's all. We have have opinions, allow me to have mine. Thank you !

http://www.breakingnews.ie/world/mhsnqlsnojey/

http://scholarsresearchlibrary.com/ABR-vol2-iss2/ABR-2011-2-2-351-360.pdf

http://www.medimanage.com/my-worries/more-articles/prevent-malaria-while-travelling.aspx The WHO advises not to take infants into

malarious areas. There is no immunity build up for the child.

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-yf.pdf Infants under 6 months should not get yellow fever vaccinations.


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I-129F Sent : 3-31-2014, NOA2: 4-6-2014

NVC Received : some dinkelsberry yehoo in the house of clingons send our petition to the wrong consulate.

Consulate Received : July 30,2014 Transfer to right embassy complete.

Interview Date : Oct 22, 2014

Interview Result : AP , requesting another PC (not expired) and certified divorce decree (was submitted)Stokes interview via phone for petitioner 4 hrs after interview.

Oct 23 email notification visa approved.
Visa Received : Nov. 3 , 2014 VISA IN HAND.

US Entry : Nov. 21, 2014

Marriage : Dec 27, 2014

AOS send : May 12, 2015, received May 14, 2015 USPS priority

Email &text : May 18, 2015, check cashed May 19,2015, return receipt May 21, 2015 stamped USCIS Lockbox, NOA1 (3x) May 22,2015

Biometrics : June 1, 2015 letter received for appointment June 8, 2015, successful walk-in June 1, 2015

RFE : June 12, 2015 for income not meeting guideline. Income does ( ! ) exceed guideline.

RFE response : June 26, 2015 returned with a boat load full of financial evidence.

UPDATE: July 5, 2015 updated on all 3 cases, RFE received June 30, 2015.

Service request : Aug 12, 2015, letter received that it will be processed within 90 days from receipt of RFE.

UPDATE: Aug 24, 2015, EAD card being produced/ordered. ( 102 days from AOS receipt day and 55 days from RFE response received.) Thank you Jesus !

Emails : Aug 24, 2015, EAD approved, EAD card ordered.

I-797 EAD/AP approval notice received : Aug 27, 2015

EAD/AP combo card mailed : Aug 27, 2015, EAD/AP combo card received: Aug 31, 2015

Renewal application send for EAD/AP : May 31,2016 (AOS pending over 1 year). Received June 2, 2016,Notice date June7, 2016, emails,texts, NOA1 hard copy

Service request for pending AOS April 21, 2016, case not assigned yet.
Service request for pending AOS June 14, 2016, tier 2 said performing background checks.
Expedite request for EAD/AP Aug 3, 2016, Aug10 notification >request was received, assigned, completed. RFE letter requesting evidence for expedite, docs faxed Aug18

*Service request for I-485 Aug 3, 2016, Aug11 notification> request was assigned. Service request Dec 2, 2016.
AOS Interview letter received Aug 12, 2016

AOS Interview September 21, 2016.

Second Biometrics appointment letters received for EAD and AOS on Aug 15, 2016 for Aug 17 ( 2 day notice).

Second Biometrics completed Aug 17, 2016

Third Biometrics appointment letter received Aug 19, 2016 for Sept. 1, 2016. WTH ?!

EAD/AP (renewal) approval Aug 22, 2016, NOA2 received Aug 25, 2016

Renewal EAD in production notification text and online, expedite successful 4 days after RFE request response was faxed, Aug25mailed,Aug29received.

Sept. 21 Interview, 2 hour interview, we were separated and asked about 50 questions each for an hour each. IO was firm but professional, some smiles.
Several service requests made, contacted Senator and Ombudsman. Background checks still pending.
July 21, 2017 HOME VISIT.  Went well. Topic thread in AOS forum.
Waiting to skip ROC and get 10 yr GC due to over 2 year while pending AOS
AOS APPROVED Oct. 4, 2017 * Green card in hand Oct 13, 2017 !!!!!

First K1 denied after 16 month of AP. Refiled. We are a couple since 2009. Not a sprint but a matter of endurance.

 

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