APIN IS IN THE NEWS – Deaths From Hepatitis Increasing, Get Tested, Oyo Tells Nigerians

APIN IS IN THE NEWS – Deaths From Hepatitis Increasing, Get Tested, Oyo Tells Nigerians

Deaths From Hepatitis Increasing, Get Tested, Oyo Tells Nigerians

Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde

Oyo State Commissioner for Health, Dr Bashi Bello, has warned on increasing deaths from hepatitis in the nation and urged Nigerians to ensure they get tested for the infection.

Dr Bello, who spoke at the media briefing and flagoff of a community testing and awareness creation on hepatitis in Ibadan, in commemorating 2020 World Hepatitis Day, stated that while deaths from tuberculosis and HIV have been declining, deaths from hepatitis are increasing. Read More…

Viral Hepatitis Responsible For Over One Million Deaths Annually – Commissioner

Oyo State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Bashir Bello on Tuesday tasked stakeholders to join hands with government in achieving global elimination of hepatitis by 2030
Dr Bello made the call while addressing a press conference to flag off Community Testing and Awareness creation on Hepatitis to mark the year 2020 World Hepatitis Day.
According to the Health Commissioner, viral hepatitis alone causes more than one million deaths yearly across the world, adding that the commemoration of the 2020 World Hepatitis Day is meant to raise awareness of the problem of viral hepatitis”. Read more…

Oyo State Government has raised its awareness Campaign on Hepatitis as parts of her preventive measure to reduce Hepatitis cases to bearest minimum.

The Oyo State Commissioner for Health, Dr Bashir Bello stated this on Tuesday, while addressing newsmen in Ibadan, in commemoration of the 2020 World Hepatitis Day, adding that preventive aspect of health care is of top priority in the agenda of the Governor Seyi Makinde led administration.

The Commissioner added that the awareness campaign was in collaboration with APIN Public Health Initiatives and Association for Orphans and Vulnarable children NGOs in Nigeria (AONN). Read more…