Free Hepatitis B screening in Ghana

Thursday, 14 August 2014

IAPO member Theobald Hepatitis B Foundation, along with partners, offered free hepatitis B screening and vaccination to hundreds of people at James Town – Mantse Abgona in Accra, Ghana, on 26 July 2014.

More than 500 people benefitted from the event. Three hundred people will also go for two additional injections at the Adabraka Ridge Hospital, free of charge, to complete the entire course.

Theobald Hepatitis B Foundation were joined by the Okyeame Kwame Foundation, MDS Lancet Laboratories and Roche and Ridge Hospital RPD.

Okyeame Kwame, a rapper, observed that youth turned out for the screening this year and expressed appreciation for the turnout.

“I am really glad to see most of the young people come for the screening. This is to say that the youth is giving attention to health and this also indicates that we are moving in the right direction as a people.”

He also told journalists that the charity screening and vaccination project is aimed at educating people about the disease and also helping curb it.

For his part, the president of the Theobald Hepatitis B Foundation, Mr. Theobald Owusu Ansah, called on the government to give much attention to Hepatitis B.

With thanks to Edmund A. Sakyi, author of original post.