WHAT NIGERIAN LEADERS MUST DO URGENTLY TO END TB BY 2030

——DR BABA-GANA ADAMS,TB NETWORK NIGERIA.
by Francis Okoye
After the world TB day, 2018 celebrations,

DR BABA GANA ADAMS
-TB NET WORK NIGERIA
with the focus on ‘wanted leaders for a free TB world, who would build commitment to end TB at all levels of government’, the chairman, Civil Society for the eradication of TB in Nigeria, known also as TB NETWORK NIGERIA, Dr Baba –gana Adams has revealed what Nigerian leaders must do urgently to end TB by 2030 in an exclusive interview.
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HOW PRESIDENT BUHARI CAN CHANGE THE PRISON SYSTEM IN NIGERIA By Francis Okoye

The president Buhari led APC government was voted into power on the promise of CHANGE, but two and half years later, that change is yet to be seen in the most critical area-the prison system of Nigeria which has 50,760 inmates awaiting trial nationwide,854 juveniles in awaiting trial,2251 condemned prisoners with 47 being female and 23,217 inmates convicted and serving.

President of Nigeria
PRESIDENT BUHARI
source 36NG

Such a figure shows something is wrong with the Nigerian system. NO PLACE IN THE WORLD CAN SUCH A SHOCKING AND SORROWFUL AND SHAMEFUL

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AQUA RAPHA WINS EUROPEAN QUALITY AWARD 2017 by Francis Okoye

Aqua Rapha Investment ltd, a company owned by Rev Fr. Ejike Mbaka has added another feather to its cap, as it won one of the most prestigious awards in the world for its products, the European quality award 2017.

Aqua Rapha table water
Aqua Rapha Yoghurt

The award, which is for 5 years ,was presented by the GMD of the company, Engr. Reginald Nwankwo to Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka on Saturday 22 October, 2017 at 3 am in the morning during the night adoration at the adoration ground, Emene.
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MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE OF TB WITH DISABILITIES – NANDITA VENKATESAN

BY FRANCIS OKOYE
Nandita Venkatesan, a 2 times intestinal TB survivor, Journalist, Dancer and living with profound defines has opened up on her personal experience of TB with disabilities.

She spoke at the August 2017 Shanti Devi Memorial health Justice Lecture Series, on the topic “breaking the silence on TB and disabilities”. Nandita, a journalist with economic times, patients right advocate, lost over 90% of her hearing to profound deafness due to a rare side effect of 2nd line TB drug.<br

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PLANNING AWKA CITY –LEARNING FROM ROME BY FRANCIS OKOYE

I was privileged to visit Rome in 2015 from the 8th of May, 2015 to the 14th of May, 2015, and made several critical observations which can be of use in the planning of and development of Awka Capital. This can be incorporated in the master plan of Awka and other cities in the South-East.

1. ROADS AND TRANSPORT Rail line connects the city surrounding to the center. The roads were wide enough to allow parking on both sides of the road. On the road parking portions marked out, they are specific

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HOW EVERY SECTOR CAN HELP END T.B by Francis Okoye

Dr. Sunil Khaparde, Deputy Director General ,Ministry of Health and Family welfare, India recently gave a lecture in the SDM health justice lecture series on inter-sectoral response to end TB, which shows how every sector can help end TB
The SDM Health Justice Lecture is a series of online lecturers talks, exploring inter sectoral solution for specific health problems, named after the mother of Prof. Dr. Rama Kant.
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USING ICT TO CURE TB by FRANCIS OKOYE

As the world advances, new idea and technologies are taking root in all fields, especially in the medical field. This brings us to the idea of using ICT to cure TB.

MHealth apps

The new technology being applied is called M Health, and in a webinar titled ‘can M Health help accelerate progress towards ending TB?, hosted by citizens new service, for the media, experts explain how the new technology is being applied in India, to cure TB in the rural communities.
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