Stakeholders in the health sector have called on the federal government to fully subsidize or make free testing and treatment of Viral Hepatitis (VH) in the country the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) or the National Health Insurance Act(NHIA).
President, World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA), Danjuma Adda, has re-echoed the prevalence of Hepatitis B and C in Nigeria and on the continent in general. He also said that the dreams of achieving the Global Health Sector Strategy (GHSS), would remain a mirage, unless something was done urgently.
The Member representing Eket/ONNA/Esit Eket/Ibeno Fedral Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Okpolupm Etteh, has appealed to Federal and State Governments through their respective Ministries of Health, Information and the National Orientation Agency to intensify efforts in the fight against the viral Hepatitis. Hon. Etteh, who is also the Deputy Chairman of the House…
Stakeholders have demanded an open license for the generic production of HIV and hepatitis C drugs to allow low and middle-income countries access to lifesaving drugs.
1 Aug 2022
Women and Children Health Empowerment Foundation (WACHEF) has called on journalists to sensitise the masses against discrimination of persons living with hepatitis.
29 Jul 2022
The Centre for Family Health Initiative (CFHI) has screened 100 residents at Kagini Primary Healthcare Centre of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
29 Jul 2022
Nasarawa State Ministry of Health has said that 18,429 persons have tested positive for hepatitis in the state.
26 Jul 2022
The Federal Government has expressed regrets over the low awareness and under-treated of Hepatitis infection in the country.
30 Jun 2022
Rotary Club of Lagos Palmgrove Estate’s Secretariat, Ilupeju, one of the 36 centres created in Lagos and Ogun states to carry out free screening on ailments ranging from malaria, hepatitis
3 May 2022
At least 228 probable cases of hepatitis of unknown origin in children have now been reported to the World Health Organization from 20 countries, the UN health agency said Tuesday.
28 Nov 2021
The Rotary Club of Abuja, Gudu, has observed that most children are not immunised against hepatitis virus at birth due to use of traditional birth attendants.