•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