Our Knowledge Must Impact Our Community — Crawford University VC

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Our Knowledge Must Impact Our Community — Crawford University VC The Vice Chancellor of Crawford University, Professor Isaac Rotimi Ajayi, has averred that for the Igbesa, Ogun State-based university to fully carry out its mandate, it must impact her community through its knowledge-base. This came out at the Ketu Adie-Owe Health Centre when the Microbiology students of the University went there to sensitise the community on the dangers of malaria, its prevention and control. The event was planned and implemented to mark the Thursday 25th of May World Malaria Day, which scourge Nigeria is reportedly bearing some 25 percent of the global disease impact. Represented by the Director of Academic Quality Control of the University, Professor Gbolagade Gbolagunte, the Vice Chancellor advised the community to take extra care of their health, especially of their children, being the most vulnerable members of the community. “There are simple things we should be able to do both to prevent the incidence of malaria and to control it even if we or our children should fall victim of the illness. For instance, maybe our child should develop high temperature in the night and we are not able to immediately bring him to the health centre, we could swab such child with wet towel to help bring down his temperature and immediately bring him to the clinic at the earliest opportunity.” He stridently warned them against self-medication, saying such may lead to an escalation of the disease incident and radicalization of the malarial virus. The Microbiology students on their part, taught the community members on ways by which they could control mosquitoes, the insect vectors spreading the malaria virus, through the cutting down of the bushes around their dwellings and not allowing any stagnant water near them. They thereafter carried out health check-up and samples taking for the community members. Moreover, they distributed treated mosquito nets and mosquito-repellants for the community members. Moved by the positive response from the community, the Acting Head of Department of the Microbiology Department, Dr. Folashade Agbaje-Daniel promised that the community impact programme would be an annual event and enlarged to reach even more members of the community. READ ALSO! More Nigerians Now Living In Extreme Poverty — International Labour Congress READ ALSO! 10million More Nigerians Have Been Lifted From Poverty Under Buhari — Presidency Says READ ALSO! Buhari Reacts To Boko Haram’s Threat To Kill Leah Sharibu READ ALSO! More Nigerians Getting Killed, Getting Poorer, Hungrier Under Buhari’s Incompetent Regime — PDP READ ALSO! More Nigerians Have Been Murdered In Attacks Since January More Than Entire 2017 — Amnesty International READ ALSO! 10million More Nigerians Have Been Lifted From Poverty Under Buhari — Presidency Says READ ALSO! More Nigerians Travelling Out Due To Economic Hardship, Over 500,000 Since 2016 READ ALSO! The Smart CEO: Top 5 Websites To Get Cheap Domain Name Registration]]>