Sunday, 19 September

Hepatitis-free future achievable – First Lady

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First Lady

First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo has reminded every Ghanaian to get tested and seek treatment if diagnosed with Hepatitis.

Mrs Akufo-Addo gave the reminder when Ghana joined the rest of the world to mark Hepatitis Day on Wednesday, 28 July 2021.

The theme, 'Hepatitis Can't Wait', according to Mrs Akufo-Addo, is a clarion call to action, adding that “every 30 seconds, someone dies from Hepatitis-related conditions.”

She noted that a hepatitis-free future is achievable with a united effort.

She, therefore, called on all health units and agencies to work together to eliminate viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030 as set by World Health Organization.