University of Portharcourt,Rivers State, Nigeria

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University of Portharcourt,Rivers State, Nigeria

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Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Radio Show

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • Professionals
  • University students

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Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

The Brain Awareness Week outreach commenced by 10am on 21ST March 2018 in University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. The theme was BRAIN AND NUTRITION with subtheme NUTRIGENOMICS. We live in world full of toxins that harm our health and endanger our well-being and neurodegenerative diseases have become on the increase especially in Niger Delta, Nigeria with huge pollution. And emphasis is not being laid on beneficial effect of nutrition in reducing such and living optimal health. This prompted our choice of this topic to educate the masses that proper diet , reduces incidence of neurodegenerative disease and also that epigenetics is our destiny not genetic.The Coordinator Orish Chinna made a presentation on the on Nutrigenomics and Brain Health :Preventing and Reversing Mental and Neurological diseases with diet was given by a guest lecturer. On the second day there was an interactive session with the audience in radio station. It was quite phenomenal and glamorous and many were so excited with the wealth of knowledge they gained.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Mailings
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Social media,as many can easily check and have access to that .


Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Poster
  • BAW Web site banner

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

Many benefited a lot as they realize that diet is very vital in reducing brain degenerative diseases and hence optimal health . Many drastically changed the dietary life style and till date questions are still emanating from those that attended the lectures.

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