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,

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.

The TB activist who started his work in TB ravaged Nigeria in 2006, while still a lecturer at the Borno State College of Agriculture, was invited to Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, in the northern part of Nigeria to do something about TB in the area, which was leading to the death of many TB patients.
In 2010 Dr Adams registered TB NETWORK NIGERIA as a non-profit in Nigeria ,together with the other TB activists like Tony Nwosu, Daniel Orji, Layinde Akanji, Dr Jubril Yusuf, CMD, Tafewa Belewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, Steven Bamide,Dronona Akoma ,Babatunde Oladapo and others. The body has two tru

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10 WAYS TO FIGHT KIDNEY DISEASE

by Francis Okoye

Persons suffering from kidney disease, especially in the developing countries are faced with many problems, ranging from lack of proper healthcare facilities to funds for treatment.

Individuals, corporate bodies, Government agencies and Non governmental organizations/religious groups can do something to help fight against kidney disease-an often neglected disease in most developing countries, which renders the patients, their family and relations almost without help in fighting read more

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WORLD ASTHMA DAY 2016 How to prevent 2.4 million premature deaths from Asthma.

BY FRANCIS OKOYE

In a webinar for media in lead up to this year’s world Asthma Day on May 3, 2016, a citizen News Service organized by Health Fellowship Programme. It was revealed that about 2.4 million premature deaths from Asthma can be prevented, if certain actions are put in place, and this premature death prevention would come as annual benefits of large scale mitigation by 2030.

Key areas were this actions or interventions can be put in place include Energy, Transport, Food and Agriculture.For read more

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5 WAYS TO FINANCE HEALTHCARE IN NIGERIA -Dr. Akinlade

Financing healthcare in Nigeria has been a subject of concern to stakeholders, and the Secretary General of Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, Dr. Olukayode Akinlade did not mince words while presenting paper on “Healthcare Financing in Nigeria: Options and Possibilities” at the just concluded Healthcare Summit held in Ilorin.

Reviewing Dr. Akinlade’s paper, the following emerging factors are the highlights as well as five essential ways to finance healthcare delivery.

According to Dr. Akinlade read more

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HOW NIGERIA CAN FIGHT AGAINST GIRL CHILD MARRIAGES

-Igwe Dr. Emeka Ilouno Jp
By Francis Okoye
HRH Igwe Dr. Emeka Ilouno, Igwe of Ifite Dunu, Anambra State and the medical director of Madonna Specialist Hospital Awka has given expert advice on how Nigeria can fight against Girl Child Marriages (Early Marriage) in the country.
He was speaking on the topic “Dangers of Early Marriage” at the V2P, Voice to the People, JDPC Onitsha open Form-Girls Parliament: Mock display/Awareness read more

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Tb-killer disease ravaging Nigeria

BY FRANCIS OKOYE

A few years ago, madam .N. (not real name), died of tuberculosis in Onitsha-Nigeria. A widow with several children and a trader at the food market in town. She was the sole bread winner of her family and was taking care of a daughter in a top flight high school in the town. Once she died, the children all dropped out of school, including the daughter in the top fight school.

This is one aspect of tuberculosis, which is now repeating itself all over Nigeria and in other parts read more

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SPECIAL REPORT : HOW TO DEVELOPE NIGERIAN HEALTH

1ST NMA SUMMIT
* Top Nigerian Doctors offer solutions
* Experts Access Medical Profession
* What people think about Doctors!
Top Nigerian Doctors drawn from various areas of the medical and non medical profession, ranging from Doctors who are political office holders, heads of medical institutions, vice chancellors of universities, heads of medical Association, doctors in private and public practice, gathered together in Asaba, Delta State, last month, to offer solutions, read more

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