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The Federal Government said it is working towards eliminating viral hepatitis from Nigeria by 2021.
Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole stated this yesterday in Abuja while briefing newsmen on activities to commemorate this year’s World Hepatitis Day, coming up on Saturday, July 28.
The theme of this year’s World Hepatitis Day is ‘Eliminate Hepatitis’. Adewole said viral hepatitis was the seventh leading cause of death globally, adding that the disease was a silent killer and responsible for about 1.44 million deaths annually.
Former Head of State and Nigeria’s goodwill Ambassador for Hepatitis Control, General Yakubu Gowon, (rtd), who was represented by Dr. Adeyeye Ajayi, said the Yakubu Gowon Foundation would continue to provide support for the control of viral hepatitis in Nigeria, adding that there was need for government and other developmental partners to create more awareness on the disease.

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SYMPTOMS: Loss of appetite, fever, pains of muscles, joint and stomach diarrhea, vomiting and dark urine.


SPREAD: when blood, semen, vaginal fluid, sweat of infected person enters your body by either of these; sexual contact or work related.
  The Yakubu Gowon Centre (YGC) for National Unity and International Co-operation was established in 1992 as a private, non-profit making, non-partisan, non-governmental organization (NGO). The Yakubu Gowon Centre was established in honour of General Dr. Yakubu Gowon, former Head of State of Nigeria (1966 to 1975) for his contributions to nation building and the cause of national unity. more...  
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