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Foundation treats hepatitis patients, pledges robust campaign

Cover-hepatitis3THE Clem Agba Foundation (TCAF) yesterday pledged to increase its sensitisation on the dangers of the little known but very deadly hepatitis which has been said to be more lethal than HIV/AIDS.

The Founder, Prince Clem Agba, dropped the hint in Auchi, headquarters of Etsako West Local Council of Edo State while flagging off the foundation’s yearly free screening and vaccination exercise where 186 patients were screened of the disease and two representing 1.1 per cent were found to be positive.

Agba assured that despite the huge cost involved in procuring screening materials and the vaccines, he would continue to do his best to ensure that more hepatitis negative and at-risk individuals were vaccinated at no cost.

He seized the opportunity to solicit the support of the Federal Ministry of Health for the treatment of hepatitis-positive individuals and especially in the area of hepatitis vaccine procurement as non-governmental organiasations (NGOs) were better equipped to access rural areas in this onerous fight.

Agba maintained that the foundation would not rest on its oars until majority of Nigerians were aware of the dangers associated with the ailment.

A volunteer doctor and former state chairman, Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Dr Philip Ugbodaga, bemoaned the lack of the spirit of volunteerism among Nigerians.



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