Bauchi health foundation educates communities on hypertension, paralysis

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Bauchi State Hypertension and Paralysis Foundation (BASHYPF) has educated 1020 people from Bauchi, Alkaleri, and Misau local government areas on the dangers of Hypertension and paralysis diseases.

Chairman man of the Foundation Comrade Tijjani Yusuf Aliyu, stated this while briefing the Emir of Misau in his palace when the foundation paid an advocacy visit to the Misau community. He said hypertension, paralysis is among the dangerous diseases that killed many people if they are not proactive.

Tijjani said research revealed that 36.8 per cent of people in Northern Nigeria have the problem of hypertension while Bauchi accounts for 6.9 per cent of the disease, which gingers them to do more in mobilizing people to know their health status and to advise them on the best way to take care of themselves and to give them medicine free of charge.

He said if people are proactive and they take their medicine as and when due and heed to medical advice they will leave a long and healthy life.

The Emir of Misau Alhaji Ahmed Suleiman advice his subjects to embrace all health care advice they have been receiving from Health experts.

Emir pledge to give their maximum support to the foundation and assured them that his door is always open for them.

Many of the beneficiaries interviewed expressed their gratitude to the foundation for giving them one month of medicine free of charge and test their health status.

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