6. Nigeria: Expert Raises Alarm Over Increasing Cases of Asthma Among Students
As Nigeria battle with emerging diseases, health experts has raised alarm over increasing cases of asthma among students, saying adequate nutrition would prevent diseases such as asthma and ulcer among others.
Head of Department, HOD, Nutrition and Dietetics Department, College of Health Technology, Ilese-Ijebu, Ogun state; Mrs Olaide Folahan, stated this during a one- day seminar tagged: “Dietary management of ulcer and Asthma.”The seminar organised by the Nutrition and Dietetics Student Association, NUDSA, of the college was aimed at addressing the high cases of asthma and ulcer among students which most times disrupt their academic activities. Folahan blamed the high incidence of asthma and ulcer among students in schools on failure of the students to adhere properly to feeding instructions.”When people, especially students who reside in campuses follow right nutrition, incessant rise of these attacks will reduce.