In all 13 local government districts of Nasarawa State, a total of 18,429 people have tested positive for the viruses hepatitis B and C.
At a press conference held on Thursday in Lafia, the state capital, to commemorate World Hepatitis Day 2022 with the theme “Bringing Hepatitis Care Closer to You,” state commissioner for health Pharm. Ahmed Yahaya made the announcement on behalf of the state administration.
His words, “The World Hepatitis Day is set aside by the World Health Organization to recognize viral Hepatitis as a global Public Health Challenge. It is commemorated every 28th day of July in order to increase the visibility of this disease and attract more resources for the battle against it, as well as to bring succor to the people affected, while aiming to curb its spread.”