Kidney diseases count amongst the leading illnesses in the world accounting for millions of death yearly. While not every disease can be prevented outright, it is very imperative that people are well informed about kidney diseases and their impact in our daily lives. In Africa kidney diseases are on the rise with very detrimental consequences for the individuals personally and also for the society in general. A sick society is not competitive. In Africa the case is very alarming. With the highest level of illiteracy in the world Africa is lagging behind in many socioeconomic aspects because of its rising sick populations. When people aren't literate they can't catch up with the developments in the world today. In order to stop this trend Dr. Emmanuel Anyangwe Ngassa, a Cameroonian-born General Surgeon and Emergency Doctor based in Germany launched his innovative program called AS DOCTA!, in which he envisages turning the tides in health education. Instead of waiting until all Africans get to learn the languages of their former colonial masters before educating them in medical issues, Dr. Ngassa uses the African indigenous languages to teach medicine instead! He started first with the most commonly spoken lingua franca in West Africa, Pidgin English. Ask Docta! has come to be very effective and popular among the targeted group. This video is Part 1 of the the English version of the Ask Docta! series in Pidgin English called "KIDNEY SICK" which is also available on this channel. More videos in other African languages are in the pipeline and are soon to be published too. ASK DOCTA! is a very effective solution to health education especially in rural areas. Ask Docta! is a production of Manunga Studio owned by Manunga Publishing.
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