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Foundation tasks journalists on hepatitis stigma

By Charles Akpeji, Jalingo
01 August 2022   |   2:34 am
Women and Children Health Empowerment Foundation (WACHEF) has called on journalists to sensitise the masses against discrimination of persons living with hepatitis.

Women and Children Health Empowerment Foundation (WACHEF) has called on journalists to sensitise the masses against discrimination of persons living with hepatitis.

It also urged the pen professionals to go the extra mile in encouraging male participation in antenatal care to help prevent mother-to-child transmission of the disease.

The organisation, which, in collaboration with the Islamic Medical Association of Nigeria (IMAN), made the call at the weekend in Jalingo, Taraba State, as part of activities to mark the World Hepatitis Day 2022, believes that with all hands on deck, the dream of having a hepatitis-free society is achievable.

Led by the Programme Manager, Wisdom Christopher, WACHEF embarked on awareness creation on the hepatitis virus, testing and vaccination, saying it will not rest till the virus is totally eliminated from the state.

Christopher, who doubles as the Acting Executive Director, said the growing rate of hepatitis in the state and the country at large, necessitated that all hands must be on deck to eliminate the disease.

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