Joshua Aliyu (25) with his mother Laraba Alhaji. Joshua says his illness started six years ago with difficulty moving his hand. Stiffness and pain spread through his body. He also started to struggle to recognise people around him until, he says, he didn't know them at all. He went to multiple hospitals and native (herbal) doctors seeking help, but none helped. He says that here, at Dr Amina Aliyu Shekwonya Herbal Centre, he is getting better.