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We’ll help Nigeria on hepatitis vaccination – Rotary Club

The president of the Rotary Club of Abuja, Garki neighbourhood, Solomon Bala Okoh, says Rotary is committed to helping Nigeria’s drive to vaccinate its citizens against hepatitis.

Addressing journalists in Abuja yesterday at the closing of training on hepatitis eradication of 30 health workers, Okoh said Rotary would soon begin a free medical outreach for over 3,000 residents of Durumi village in Abuja.

Oko said the training would enable the health workers to discharge the outreach to the community effectively. 

“We’ve been on the training for three days now, and we are moving out to the field immediately for another eight days of testing and vaccination. Hepatitis is a killer disease that people are not aware of,” he said.

He said the Rotary Club would vaccinate those who tested negative for the virus; while those who tested positive would be treated.

The district governor, Ayoola Oyedokun, said Rotary was committed to ensuring more Nigerians get tested to head off the mortality and morbidity that comes with hepatitis.

 “There are a whole lot of Nigerians that are roaming the streets with this disease called hepatitis. In the whole of Africa, there are a lot of people that are roaming the streets with hepatitis.

“A lot of these people have not been tested. A lot of these people do not know their statutes,” he said.

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