Parasitology And Public Health Society Of Nigeria (Ppsn) Visits Vice Chancellor, Seeks Collaboration
Published on: Jan 31st, 2022
Members of the Parasitology and Public Health Society of Nigeria (PPSN), led by the
National Vice President, Prof G.A Amuga paid a courtesy visit to the Vice Chancellor,
Prof. W.B Qurix (OFR), on the occasion of World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
Day which was declared by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Prof Amuga, in his remarks thanked the Vice Chancellor for receiving them and spoke
on the need to fight Neglected Tropical Diseases. Speaking further, Prof Amuga said
that Neglected Tropical Diseases are communicable diseases associated with poverty
and prevalent in areas with poor sanitation, substandard housing conditions and where
safe water supply is inadequate or lacking.
Prof Amuga added that NTDs, affect over 1 billion people globally, majority of whom are
living in developing countries. He said NTDs include Lymphatic Filariasis,
Schistosomiasis, Soil-Transmitted Helminths, Dengue Fever among others.
Prof Amuga said they were in the University to seek the partnership and collaboration of
the Vice Chancellor and the Bingham community to fight this great scourge confronting
He informed the Vice Chancellor that every 30 th of January has been declared World
NTDs day; PPSN will mark the day with NTDs mobilization, sensitization and
The Vice Chancellor in his response, welcomed the team, and thanked them for
identifying with the University; he assured them of his support towards partnership and
collaboration towards this laudable objective.
Prof Qurix also charged them to lead the movement by involving more of their
colleagues, especially those who are major stakeholders and decision makers in the
The Vice Chancellor said he was greatly pleased that some of his staff are members of
the movement and encouraged them to participate at all levels.