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 read more

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NIGERIANS IN CHINESE PRISONS WANT FG TO BRING THEM HOME

NIGERIANS IN CHINESE PRISONS WANT FG TO BRING THEM HOME

Nigerians in Chinese prisons, especially Nigerian inmates at Beijing No 2 Prison, Beijing, China, want the Federal Government to bring them back home to Nigeria to serve their remaining terms in

Nigerian Prisons.

Nigerians in prison oversea

According to a letter addressed to the president of Nigeria, Mohammadu Buhari, from Beijing No 2 Prison, Chao Yang District, Box 100121, Beijing China, made available to this writer. They wrote, “we the Nigerian inmates at Beijing No 2 Prison Beijing, China, is pleading for your assistance and help, we are being subjected to different kinds of inhumane and barbaric treatment here in this prison. Most of us here have been in this prison for more than a decade. We are not innocent of the crime ,neither are we proud of it.”

“We are subjected to various kinds of physical, mental and psyc

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

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.

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.

According to him, ‘MSME’s has not received political support. If government in South East region can just provide needed support – our SME’s would have been thriving. How to promote MSME, Government don’t allow public servants to know the importance of MSME. South East governments encourage oppressive high cost of operating leverage: things you need to do before you start a business, i.e. power, diesel, foreign exchange, logistics – bad roads, e.g. a pure water tanker gets spoilt because of bad roads, money from profit is used to repair it?

‘Some MSME get into business because they ha

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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, brings suffering, disease and death.

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EX INTERNATIONAL, FRANCIS OBI OKOYE BURIED AT IHIALA

EX INTERNATIONAL, FRANCIS OBI OKOYE BURIED AT IHIALA

Ex International player and Top Nigeria football coach, Chief Francis Obi Okoye, Ezebilitere, Iron Gate of Nigeria, was buried on January 12th 2017, at his home town, Mbarakpaka village, Ihiala Town in Anambra State.

The event which kicked off with a Regium Mass Celebrated by Rev. Fr. Gab Ezewudo CSSP. Former parish, St. Martins, Ihiala and by

Rev Fr. Stephen Okeke assisted and the son of late chief obi Okoye, Rev Fr. Dr. Agapitus Tobechukwu Okoye and 17 other priests from Diocese of Iselle Uku, and Nnewi Diocese.
In the well attended mass, in the sermon, Rev. Fr Stephen Okeke, described the deceased as an elegant, handsome, well disciplined man, in touch with early missionary. He was well honored to see his son a priest. He can now rest in peace,as it has been what he has been expecting. In USA when we talk on phone, he would be saying, Fr. Stephen when will we see, I ended up seeing his dead body. He lived an exemplary life, transfe

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JUSTICE JUDE OBIORA BURIES FATHER IN OSSOMALA

JUSTICE JUDE OBIORA BURIES FATHER IN OSSOMALA

By Francis Okoye
Justice Jude Obiora and members of his family recently buried their father, late Chief Christopher Obi Obiora (Jp) on Jan 20th 2017 at

Ossomala in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State.


Speaking at the burial mass which had the chief celebrant as Very Rev. Fr. Dominic Chukwudi Parish Priest, St. Theresa Okwe with over 20 priests from Isseleuku diocese, I from Nnewi diocese and 2 from Onitsha diocese, Rev Fr. Rom Onyekwu described the deceased as someone who stood firm in Christ and refused to bow to pressure to offer sacrifices. ‘He is somebody that gave his time, wealth, and the little that God gave him to the parish. He was always there at 3pm for Divine Mercy Prayer at His Parish at Asaba. I met him during family thanksgiving, after which he was taken to hospital. God loved him so much and made him know that his death is near and he prepared for it.
In attendance at the well parked burial mass at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Ossomala were legal, Judiciary and Government dignitaries which included the former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, Hon Oseloka Obaze, forme

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10 WAYS TO WIN THE WAR AGAINST ASTHMA

10 WAYS TO WIN THE WAR AGAINST ASTHMA
by FRANCIS OKOYE

Asthma affects more than 300 million people world wide. Although Asthma cannot be cured, it can be treated and controlled. Good Asthma control means no or very minimal symptoms, and a low risk of Asthma attacks or other poor outcomes. More importantly, good Asthma control means, a person can live life normally.

People with Asthma can live normal lives, if their asthma is managed properly. But low awareness, health systems challenges and inaccessible Asthma care are major factors that contribute towards poor management of Asthma, adding to avoidable emergency hospitalization at times too.

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HOW TO ACCELERATE EFFORTS TO END TB BY 2030

 

BY FRANCIS OKOYE

In a special webinar organized on 17th March 2017 in lead up to 2017 world TB day by Citizen News Service CNS, it was  revealed that governments of more than 190 countries globally have committed to end TB by 2030 by adopting the sustainable development goals (SDGS) at UN General Assembly in Sept 2015. This commitment to end TB is in line with the WHO End TB strategy, which was adopted by world Health Assembly in 2014.

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STEPS TOWARDS GETTING RID OF CANCER

by FRANCIS OKOYE

As we celebrate world cancer day 2017, experts have come together to map out steps towards getting rid of cancer, to reduce and delay preventable cancer deaths by 2030.

In a webinar on world cancer day 2017 organized by citizen news services, which featured Dr. Navneet Signh MD, DM, FACP, Fics,Member American society of clinical oncology, examined lung cancer. He revealed that 30% of all cancer is lung cancer, most common in men. It is 2nd cause of death of cancer in woman. It has high fatality rate as 5 out of 6 patients die in developing countries. In developed countries; there is a decline.

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