As part of activities to mark World Hepatitis Day, the Ghana Hepatitis Foundation organized free screening and vaccination at the Silver Star Tower of the airport.
Organizations like the Okyeame Kwame Foundation, Save Your D Other Foundation have cooperated with the Ghana Hepatitis Foundation to mark Saturday's event.
World Hepatitis Day is celebrated on July 28 each year, organized by the World Health Organization (WHO). about how it can be treated and eliminated.
Stunning statistics revealed by Save Your Liver Foundation (SYiF) of a report from the World Health Organization (WHO) indicate a worrying development that is waiting to hit Ghana with hepatitis B According to the Foundation, hepatitis B and liver-related diseases have reached a crisis point in Ghana, with 600,000 people dying each year around the world, due to Hepatitis B, which is potentially the most serious among the group of viral hepatitis, the Foundation reported that the prevalence rate in Africa was between 8% and 15% Ghana was not expected.
According to the World Health Organization, the hepatitis B virus was 100 times more infectious than the HIV virus. SYiF, a non-governmental organization (NGO), said new data from the WHO reveal that about 325 million people worldwide were living with the hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV). According to SYiF, the 2017 WHO World Report on Hepatitis B indicates that the majority of these victims did not have access to life-saving tests and treatments
and that millions of people were at risk of progressing slowly to chronic liver disease. , cancer and death, adding that many of these people also did not know their health, a development SYiF describes as "disturbing and heartbreaking". The Foundation noted that despite this burden, liver health and hepatitis have not received the necessary policy largely due to the lack of donor funding in this area.