20-year-old breaks record in UK, changes the face of medicine with his book

20-year-old breaks record in UK, changes the face of medicine with his book

A 20-year-old, Malone Mukwende, co-published a book called Mind The Gap to help black people

The student said he did that to teach how to identify symptoms on black skins

Malone said a lot of time, medical suggestions given out only apply to white people

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A 20-year-old young man, Malone Mukwende, has changed the face of medicine as he co-published a book with two other professors to answer the questions of how symptoms manifest on black skins.

Aljazeera reports many medical textbooks are only designed to give an accurate diagnosis of white people’s skins.

A medical student at St Gorge’s University, he said he has come across many people who are always scared of being misdiagnosed by health workers.

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He said when he got to medical school, he knew he could use his academic position to make the desired change.

A collage showing the bright young man. Photo source: UpWorthy/Aljazeera
A collage showing the bright young man. Photo source: UpWorthy/Aljazeera
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The brilliant 20-year-old added that a big part of the problem is that people are not being taught how to identify symptoms on dark skins in medical schools. Malone said it is totally different when it comes to white skins.

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According to Aljazeera, diseases like meningitis manifests differently on different skin tones. In that case, the diagnosis for a white person may not be the same as someone with black skin.

He said the reason why more black people die from Covid-19 in London for instance may be connected with the fact that most of the pieces of medical advice given out do not apply to black skin.

The brilliant man added that questions like “are you pale around the lips” do not necessarily befit people with black skin.

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Meanwhile, it was earlier reported that the number of Nigerian doctors working in the United Kingdom has increased to 7,875 amid coronavirus outbreak.

It should be noted that the GMC is the body that coordinates the country’s official register of all medical workers.

Nigeria, Pakistan, and India are among the countries with the highest export of doctors in the UK. In less than a week, Reuben Abati reports that as of Thursday, July 23, the number of Nigerian doctors rose from 7,870 to 7,875.

The new findings got reactions from the Nigeria Labour Congress, the Nigerian Medical Association, and the National Association of Resident Doctors.

In another report, the famous Ghanaian dancing pallbearers, now officially known as the Otafrij Dancing Pallbearers, performed at the funeral of Nana Agyei Sikapa.

Despite Media Journalist, Nana Agyei Sikapa who passed on in June 2020 following a long term illness was given his last respect at a burial ceremony on Saturday, July 25, 2020.

According to a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Ghanacelebrities.com the funeral was held at Achimota Mile 7, where sympathizers, loved ones and family gathered for the final rites and internment.

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