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Make drugs free to achieve WHO 2030 hepatitis elimination target – Expert

To achieve the World Health Organization’s, WHO, 2030 target of elimination of hepatitis, there is a need for strong political will from the government and other stakeholders to help provide free drugs for Hepatitis patients. 

A Senior Registrar, Gastro/ Pathology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Osun, Uniosun, Doctor Yusuf Raheem stated this in an exclusive interview in Osogbo with Gold FM. 

Doctor Raheem described hepatitis as a viral infection that affects the liver primarily, which could be contacted through unprotected sex from multiple partners, sharp objects, improperly screened blood, mother to child transmission amongst others.

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The medical practitioner noted that in some cases the symptoms of Hepatitis might not manifest. 

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Doctor Raheem, who explained that based on a 2019 study by Nigeria HIV/AIDs Indicator and Impact Survey, the prevalence of hepatitis B is more t than Hepatitis C across the country, urged whoever possesses such signs and symptoms to visit a health care specialist. 

The theme for this year’s Hepatitis Day is “bringing care for hepatitis closer to you”

Mojisola Oladele

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