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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HOW WE CAN OVERCOME PREMATURE DEATHS FROM NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES! – Health Experts

By Francis Okoye

Non Communicable Diseases:In a Webinar organized by Citizens News Service (CNS), on the topic ‘How can we generate stronger action against non-communicable diseases?’, health experts drawn from IUATLD, NCD Alliance etc reveal how we can overcome premature deaths from non communicable diseases (NCD’s).

One of the moderators of the webinar, shobha shukla, managing editor CNS states that the 70th world Health Assembly held in May 2017, gave a firm mandate to governments to take

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Bank of Industry reveals… HOW SOUTH EAST CAN BE BETTER DEVELOPED

By FRANCIS OKOYE

Experts from the Bank of Industry, have made revelations of how the South East can be better developed, at the BOI – South East Customer Engagement Forum 2017, held at the Beautiful Gate Hotels, Awka.

Bank of industry,Nigeria

At the event, Mr chike Nwaebe, MD/CEO, Renewal Consulting, spoke on the challenges faced by MSME and way out, an empirical analysis of South East Nigeria MSME’s.

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HOW TOBACCO THREATENS HEALTH OF EVERYONE

By Francis Okoye The facts have emerged that tobacco threatens health of everyone on planet earth. According to Prof. Rama Kant, WHO Director General Awardee for Tobacco control and former head of surgery, KGMU, India “Tobacco kills upto half of its users. 1/3 of the world are addicted to tobacco, 1/3 of the world are poor, while another 1/3 suffer from tuberculosis. Tobacco kills 7 million people each year, 6 million as a result of direct tobacco use. Tobacco use is a threat to any person

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