“HEPATITIS CAN’T WAIT”
The 2021 World Hepatitis Day theme”Hepatitis Can’t Wait” Explains the urgency Needed to eliminate the public health Problem by the year 2030 as targeted by the World Health Organization W.H.O.
A 2019 Report By the World Health Organization also gave a global estimate of 296 Million People living with Hepatitis B,Which 58 Million with Hepatitis c .
As Nigerians Join the rest of the World to Mark the 2021 World Hepatitis Day, The President of the Pharmaceutical Society Of Nigeria, Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa is saddened by the devastating records of a person dying every Seconds of Viral Hepatitis ,a situation that has been made worse with the Covid- Pandemic.
To make the day a memorable one,He made Provision for free Hepatitis Screening for Journalists the general public to arrest the silent killer.
With the theme “Hepatitis Can’t Wait” He called on all Hands to be on Deck For more Enlightenment Campaign and Increased Screening for Early detection.
Hepatitis is a viral infection that Damages the Liver.It’s Classified into Hepatitis A B,C D & E…
Hepatitis B is said to be the most Dangerous, followed by C.
Hepatitis can be contracted through contact with body fluid of and infected Person, through consumption of contaminated Food, Alcohol, Chemicals, Sexual inter course and other risky behaviour.
SYMPTOMS TO WATCH OUT FOR
(2)Flu like Symptoms
(3) Dark Urine.
(6 ) Loss of Appetite
(7) Yellowish Skin & Eyes
(8) Unexplainable Weight loss and
(9) Liver crrihorosis.
world hepatitis Day is Celebrated on the 28th of July Every year to increase awareness about the Disease with a vision to promote it’s elimination by 2030.
The Pharmaceutical Society Boss is also disturbed about the Increasing cases of Covid-19 Delta variant in Senegal, a neighboring Country to Nigeria.
He wants the Health authorities to learn a lesson to avert a situation that will overstretch the nation’s fragile Health System.
To close up the existing vaccination gap in the country, Mazi has employed Federal Government to explore other avenues to make vaccines available to the massless.
A Call on CBN to make Forex available for those who have received loans to acquire Machinery And Critical raw Materials,A Bill to institutionalise and deregulate the drug Revolving Fund (DRF),Improvement of the National Health Insurance Scheme transparency in the country’s Electoral System by way of electronic transmission of results in the 2030 elections also came to the fore.