Abbas Yushau Yusuf
The Chief of Medical Services of the Nigerian Airforce, Air Commodore G Bako has requested for partnership with Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital in the training of their doctors and other Medical personals.
He said that capacity building for doctors and medical personnel is very essential because” no matter the beauty of the facility/infrastructure and it’s specialized equipment without trained and efficient manpower it is a waste”
Air Commodore Bako emphasized the importance of training to manpower development in achieving efficiency in service delivery.
The Chief of Medical Services disclosed during a courtesy visit paid to the management of AKTH.
He explained that the Nigerian Airforce Medical Services Division has over one hundred and seventy(170) medical doctors and forty( 40)were fellows from different medical fields.
The Chief Medical Director Professor Abdurrahman Abba Sheshe welcome the team, he then updates them on the historical background for the establishment of the hospital, progress, and successes achieved from inception to date.
He assured the Chief of Medical Services that AKTH as a tertiary health institution it’s the door is always open for doctors seeking residency training especially those on sponsorship as well as other medical personnel’s wishes to upgrade their skills or for specialization.
Professor Sheshe intimated NAF Medical Team on other training provided in the hospital to include Health Information Management for Medical Health Records Personnel, Post Basic Paediatric Nursing, Post Basic Nephrology Nursing, Community Health Officers Training, Intensive Care/Life Support Training, Audiology Training among others.
He also informs them that plans are on top gear to hosting the World Conference of Cardiologists in the hospital.
In a statement by Hauwwa Muhd Abdullahi Assistant Director Information said the team later visit some service areas in the hospital with a view to assessing the facilities put in place.
Galadima Knocks Nigeria Sports Handlers Over Laziness in Talent Development,
By Abdulgafar Oladimeji.
Former chairman, Nigeria Football Association , NFA Ibrahim Galadima(MFR) has faulted the administration, promotion and development of sports in Nigeria, noting that the continuous degenerating global status of Nigeria on the sporting arena could be attributed to laziness.
The outspoken sports administrator stated that the absence of clear cut policies on how sports should be driven in Nigeria constitutes parts of the factors that has enrolled Nigeria on the path of total failure.
Galadima in his remarks on ( Thursday)at a one day workshop organized by Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN Kano state chapter held at the conference hall of the Kano state Sports Commission with the theme “Early Warnings and Security Vigilance At Sports Events, he said “we re yet to clearly structure and drive the message clearly to say whether we are in sports for business or for leisure purposes.”
“our sports is going through difficult times, certainly, the Kenyans have a clear concentration, they have shown clearly where they belong by dominating marathon races, recently they came to Kaduna and stamped their dominance.
“The abundant talent in Nigeria remained untapped, no age group graduation, even if you are in Chad, you are considered as a foreign based athlete, we are now so lazy in identifying talents.” Galadima lamented.
He alleged that lack of trust and confidence has sent sponsors out of the industry, adding that potential brand sponsors are shying away from injecting their monies into the industry for the fear of unaccountability.
TRIBUTE TO PROF. IBRAHIM AGBOOLA GAMBARI CHIEF OF STAFF TO THE PRESIDENT FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA🇳🇬, AN ASTUTE LEADER, AND GLOBAL STATESMAN AT 76th
By Alh. Dr Bello Al- Adam
On behalf of myself and my family, I join millions of friends and well-wishers to felicitate with a renowned diplomat and international statesman on this special occasion of your 76th Birthday.
My family and I are proud to be associated with you, therefore we heartily congratulate you for a life of exploit in Diplomacy, Academia, and Administration, both at National and International levels.
Indeed, you are an epitome of leadership and *AN OUTSTANDING ORBITER OF A GREAT AFRICAN VISION* for your good work and the selflessness in Promotion of Diplomacy, Democracy and Developments.
May Almighty Allah (SWT) continue to give you more Protection, sound Health, Longer Years of Fruitful Living and Greater Fulfilment of your aspirations to the highest level
Your unwavering support and succour for the downtrodden and your relentless pursuit for the betterment of Humanity towards ensuring a Developmental stride in the country have not gone unnoticed. They are laudable, commendable and well appreciated by Mr.President.
On this day, I wish you the best life has got to offer, *while praying that Allah increases you in Health and keep protecting you against hypocritical enemies of our president and the Government which you serve unflinchingly*.
Kindly accept the assurances of my esteem regards, Happy many more years in returns Sir.
ONCE MORE, HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIR
Alh. Dr. Bello Al-Adam
Eating Excessive Fats Causes Heart Attack
By Auwal Musa Umar
The term “Malnutrition” was derived from the combination of two words “Mal” and “Nutrition” which refers to “Bad Nutrition”.
Malnutrition can be caused by over-nutrition (excess energy or nutrient intake) or undernutrition (deficient energy or nutrient intake).
The concept of malnutrition usually considered as a condition that results when the cells do not receive an adequate supply of the essential nutrients because of poor diet or poor utilization of food.
In some instances, it presents because people do not or cannot eat enough of the foods that provide the essential nutrients to satisfy body needs.
At other times people may eat well-balanced diets but suffer from diseases that prevent normal usage of the nutrients.
Overnutrition has become a larger problem in some parts of the world than undernutrition. Overeating and the ingestion of large doses of various vitamins and minerals (without a prescription) are two major causes of over nutrition worldwide.
Firstly, people supposed to understand the BASIC courses of Nutrient Deficiency; a nutrient deficiency set in when a person lacks one or more nutrients over a period of time.
Nutrient deficiencies classified as primary or secondary. Primary deficiencies are caused by inadequate dietary intake. Secondary deficiencies are caused by something other than diets, such as a disease condition that may cause malabsorption, accelerated excretion, or destruction of the nutrients. Nutrient deficiencies can result in malnutrition
INDIVIDUALS AT RISK FROM POOR NUTRITIONAL INTAKE
Teenagers may eat often but at unusual hours. They may miss regularly scheduled meals, become hungry, and satisfy their hunger with foods that have low nutrient density such as potato chips, cakes, soda, and candy.
Foods with low nutrient density provide an abundance of calories, but the nutrients are primarily carbohydrates and fats and, except for sodium, very limited amounts of proteins, vitamins, and minerals.
Teenagers are subject to peer pressure; that is, they are easily influenced by the opinions of their friends. If friends favor foods with low nutrient density, it is difficult for a teenager to differ from them.
Crash diets, which unfortunately are common among teens, sometimes result in a form of malnutrition.
Pregnancy increases a woman’s hunger and the need for certain nutrients, especially proteins, minerals, and vitamins. Pregnancy during adolescence requires extreme care in food selection.
The young mother-to-be requires a diet that provides sufficient nutrients for the developing fetus as well as for her own still-growing body. Many factors influence nutrition in the elderly, depression, loneliness, lack of income, inability to shop, inability to prepare meals, and the state of overall health can all lead to malnutrition.
Nutrition has many effects some the cumulative effects of nutrition; there is an increasing concern among health professionals regarding the cumulative effects of nutrition.
Cumulative effects are the results of something that is done repeatedly over many years. For example, eating excessive amounts of saturated fats for many years contributes to atherosclerosis, which leads to heart attacks.
Years of overeating can cause obesity and may also contribute to hypertension, type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes, gallbladder disease, foot problems, certain cancers, and even personality disorders.
Deficiency Diseases when nutrients are seriously lacking in the diet for an extended period, deficiency diseases can occur.
The most common form of deficiency disease in Nigeria among women of reproductive age is iron deficiency, which is caused by a lack of the mineral iron and can cause iron-deficiency anemia, which is particularly common among children and women.
Iron is a necessary component of the blood and is lost during each menstrual period.
In addition, the amount of iron needed during childhood and pregnancy is greater than normal because of the growth of the child or the fetus. Rickets is another example of deficiency disease.
It causes poor bone formation in children and is due to insufficient calcium and vitamin D. These same deficiencies cause osteomalacia in young adults and osteoporosis in older adults.
Osteomalacia is sometimes called “adult rickets.” It causes the bones to soften and may cause the spine to bend and the legs to become bowed. Osteoporosis is a condition that causes bones to become porous and excessively brittle.
Too little iodine may cause goiter, and a severe shortage of vitamin A client’s ability to buy and prepare food can lead to blindness.
Auwal Musa Umar Is the President (ANDs/IDN)Association Of Nigerian Dietitians/Institute of Dietetics in Nigeria. Kano state chapter.
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