Why Nigerians should know their hepatitis status
Tina Adesina is a Senior Public Health Specialist and Data Monitoring Coordinator at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), United States, Nigeria Programme. She said people needed to be more informed and aware of their hepatitis status and get vaccinated. NKECHI ONYEDIKA-UGOEZE writes. Excerpts
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