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NGO commemorate World Hepatitis Day with free medical treatment for 2000 people



NGO commemorate World Hepatitis Day with free medical treatment for 2000 people

In commemoration of this years, World Hepatitis day held annually on July 28 to raise awareness about Hepatitis, Habeeb Okunola Foundation; a non-governmental organization committed to the health and wellbeing of those at the grassroots offered free medical screening, diagnosis and treatment for over 2000 residents of Iwaya Community in Lagos State.

Residents who thronged in huge number to benefit from the free medical outreach were screened and treated for diseases prevalent to Nigeria including Hepatitis, HIV, Malaria, High blood pressure, Diabetes amongst others.

A representative of the organisation, Solomon Adetokunbo, who is also, the Program Manager of the foundation said that the event was borne out of the need to complement government’s effort in providing better healthcare at the grassroots; by identifying these diseases at the early stage and treating them before complications arise.

He further stated that Hepatitis infection should not be seen as a death sentence anymore. “Treatment for the virus should be embraced by those who are infected, they can still go to work and live their lives normally during the two to three months of treatment.” Adetokunbo lauded the effort of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and its partners in Niger in raising national awareness of the disease.

The founder and executive director Mr Habeeb Okunola also urged corporate organisations and government at all levels to match their commitment with actionable investments in addressing issues related to healthcare in Nigeria, as a way of moving the country up the from the bottom position of 140 out of 195, in the global healthcare index

A beneficiary Alhaja Titilayo Mogaji, who was diagnosed of malaria as well as hypertension and given free drugs expressed gratitude to the Foundation for providing them with the opportunity to get tested and treated, and prayed that God continues to support the foundation to enable it to offer more services to the less privileged.

World Hepatitis Day is commemorated every year on July 28 to raise awareness about Hepatitis. The theme for this year as set by WHO is, “Test. Treat. Hepatitis,” to enjoin global partners to support the call for urgent increase in testing and treatment services to reduce 1.34 million lives lost to hepatitis B and C.

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  1. RITA

    August 3, 2018 at 1:54 am


    I was diagnosed with hepatitis b two years ago by the Department of Veteran affairs. I experience several symptoms that come and go after a couple of days. Early this year the symptoms came up again and I started Lamivudine, which didn’t help, So I decided to try natural supplements. Three months ago I ordered two bottles of hepatitis b herbal remedy from Best Health Herbal Centre, which I only used for six weeks and the result was extremely marvellous, all symptoms was terminated and my hepatitis b was completely reversed. Thanks to Best Health Herbal Centre, I will never stop sharing my testimony till the whole world know about this wonderful hepatitis b herbal remedy and Am so happy to see myself living hepatitis b negative.

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