Good News Researchers at Kwara State University discover medicine to manage kidney disease

Prof. Abdulrasheed Na’Allah, Vice-Chancellor of the university made this known during the institution’s third convocation ceremony.

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Sufferers of kidney disease could get some respite as a group of researchers at the Kwara State University have discovered a new phytomedicine for the management of the condition.

Prof. Abdulrasheed Na’Allah, Vice-Chancellor of the university made this known during the institution’s third convocation ceremony.

He said the project, which is a research sponsored by the Centre for Community Development, taught residents of Ogbondoroko community in the Asa Local Government Area of Kwara 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.”

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