Monday, 23 May 2011


According to research the impact of acute exposure of Gammalin 20 (an organochlorine pesticide) was investigated in a static bioassay test over a 96-(4-day) period on the fingerlings of Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus (lacepede). The 96-hLC sub(50) of Gammalin 20 was determined as 2.31 Ug/l with lower and upper limits of toxicities as 2.10 and 4.44 Ug/l respectively. At higher concentrations, the colour of the exposed fish became darker, opercular movement slowed down while pigmentation pattern increased and respiratory distress was observed, erratic swimming, tonic convulsion and no response to gentle prodding, and finally death. The implications of these results were discussed with a suggestion of the total ban on the use of Gammalin 20 in capture fisheries due to its harmful and persistence nature in the aquatic environment

Nigerians are still killing one another with gammalin 20 because of greed for fish, and the government is not able to distinguish between cholera-induced problem and the impact of gammalin 2o on local communities on time, then we have a long road ahead of us. This is a pathetic story. Yet, those villages have local government councilors and chairmen. How can over three hundred people die before the government is able to trace the cause of death? Where in the world do people still depend on stream or river water that is untreated if not in Nigeria or Africa? Lord, when will Nigeria escape this perilous time occasioned by bad leadership and greedy followers
It is abomination of the worst kind, to watch little children looking upon your eyes, expecting comfort with tears and you deliberately ignored then because they are not your true blood. You allowed them to die simply because you believe their parents are poor and no one would question you on how they died ? How do you feel knowing fully well that they have died, and the grief of these parents never moved you into any compassion ? How do you feel watching your constituency burry 300 little children dead, not killed by any impact of force like bullet, automobile or house collapse, but due to your Administrative negligence to protect your community, your very and  only legislative constituency from the malays of epidemic whereas, you could use their population to collect funds and laundry the same overseas. Have you asked yourselves how has it come that you failed these innocent children, 300 of them that came to this world as you
did but you deliberately ignored them to die that way ? Why did you take their dead bodies and consume the same since some of you belongs to rituals that hunt for human heads ? Shame to all of you who
claim to be leaders but lead nothing in Nigeria. Shame to your integrities and when you look at your own children, remember that the way you love yours are the way these unfortunate parents love the 300 dead kidds.

Malaria initiative programme in nigeria

The importance of marking World Malaria Day is evidenced by the fact that more people die from malaria yearly than from HIV/AIDS. Over one million people die from malaria yearly which translates to one person every 30 second.

The most vulnerable group of people that are affected by malaria infection remains pregnant women and children under five years. In Nigeria with an estimated population of 150 million people, up to 50 per cent of the population will have at least one malaria attack each year. Malaria is responsible for 30 per cent of childhood deaths and 11 per cent of maternal deaths, a situation that the world health organization are interested in seeing change.
The fact that malaria is both preventable and treatable makes it crucial for concerted efforts to be directed towards its eradication in the country.
the government has instated a programme in seeing  that this ill worm which has eaten deep in the country's health system need to be eradicated
the world health organization has set some programme in  partnership  with Nigerian government to over sees the malaria eradication.example are the NMCP which the national malaria control programme which was setup by the ministry of health in Nigeria.

The Nigeria national program follows the guidelines of the Roll Back Malaria Program of WHO and the United Nations Development Program, which endorses the use of ITNs, presumptive treatment of women during pregnancy, and the rapid diagnosis and treatment of cases. Ninety-five percent of malaria cases in Nigeria are due to plasmodium falciparum, the most deadly of the four species of malaria parasites. As in most of Africa, P. falciparum is rapidly becoming resistant to chloroquine, fansidar, and other less costly and well-accepted antimalarials. The recommended replacement treatment is artemisinin combination therapy (ACT) but cost, availability, and lack of experience on the part of caregivers have limited the use of these lifesaving drugs.

according for the developing news in nigeria malaria be a history in nigeria health sector stated by an  oncologist  Dr umar Huge.