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Good News For Kidney Disease Patients

Posted: Jul 1, 2015 at 11:38 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

NIGERIANS suffering from kidney disease can now heave a sigh of relief. This is because a group of researchers at the Kwara State University have discovered a new phytomedicine for the management of the condition.

The institution’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abdulrasheed Na’Allah, disclosed this during the institution’s third convocation.

He said the project, a research sponsored by the Centre for Community Development, taught residents of Ogbondoroko community in the Asa Local Government Area of Kwara State different ways of applying corn silk to manage kidney disorders as well as how to commercialise the product by packaging it into teabags.

He said the programme also featured free medical check-ups for members of the community, adding that the institution had also embarked on research for the control of malaria.

According to him, “the research findings are to be used to develop indicators of malaria susceptibility and transmission risk as an evidence-based model for prioritisation and allocation of public health interventions.”