The National Orientation Agency, NOA says it is collaborating with the Mike Omotosho’s Foundation, MOF to draw Nigerians’ attention to the Hepatitis scourge.
According to NOA Director-General Garba Abari, the partnership is focused on ridding the nation of the disease by creating more awareness.
Abari, in a speech at a ceremony to flag-off the commencement of “Free Screening and Subsidised Vaccination in Achieving Zero Hepatitis Project in Nigeria” in Abuja, said the partnership would reinvigorate the need for health consciousness. He added that the campaign will buttress the management of Type B, which has no cure but can be prevented through vaccination.
Abari further said NOA’s partnership with MOF was built on mutual commitment to the welfare of the people and for knowledge empowerment which will play an important role.
The World Health Organisation, WHO says out of 27 million Nigerians, only five million are aware of their status.