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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