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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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

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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.

According to one of the moderators of the webinar

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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

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FIGHTING PNEUMONIA,NO 1 KILLER OF CHILDREN UNDER 5 IN DEVELOPING WORLD

BY FRANCIS OKOYE

Media experts and medical experts gathered recently in a webinar hosted by Citizen News service on the topic:”world’s leading infectious killer of children under 5:pneumonia “to deliberate on how to address the world’s deadliest childhood infection: childhood pneumonia.

According to the Global coalition against childhood TB{GCACP},pneumonia is the most deadly infectious illness for children under age five worldwide. From 2000 to 2015,the annual death toll from childhood

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NIGERIA IS A GRAVE YARD FOR ABANDONED AND UNCOMPLETED INFRASTRUCTURE

HON OSELOKA OBAZE
HON OSELOKA OBAZE

-OSELOKA. H OBAZE by francis okoye

A 3 times secretary to state government of Anambra state, author ,seasoned administrator and former gubernational candidate in Anambra State, Hon Mr. oseloka H. Obaze has described Nigeria as a grave yard for abandoned and uncompleted infrastructure.

He said this while presenting a paper titled infrastructural development: A panacea for economic and social well being at the Nigeria institute of Architects (NIA) Anambra state chapter

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