Why I’m using myself as mascot for H.Pylori — Bisi Adegbuyi 

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•As Grandview kick starts campaign against disease

By Chioma Obinna

With Helicobacter pylori, (H.Pylori) infection parading a high burden of 87.7 per cent in Nigeria and 50 per cent globally, the Grandview Initiatives Foundation is set to launch a massive awareness campaign on the deadly disease even as plans are underway to research some local plants for possible treatment of the disease in the country.

A study published in the Nigerian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, in July 2022, the high burden of Helicobacter pylori infection globally, undoubtedly makes the organism a pathogen of concern coupled with its classification as a group I carcinogen by the World Health Organisation.

  The study explained that the disease is a gram-negative, helical, microaerophilic bacterium that colonises the gut and has been implicated in various gastric disorders including peptic ulcer disease (PUD), gastritis, gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT)…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper