February 2, 2023 12:36 am

2021 WORLD HEPATITIS DAY: RC Umuahia North Visits Community, 100 Benefits From Medical Outreach

By Our Reporter

Over 100 persons have benefited from the free Hepatitis B & C test carried out by the Rotary Club of Umuahia North District 9142 in partnership with the Rotaract Club of Umuahia at St. Michael’s Anglican Church, Okwulaga Afaraukwu, Umuahia, Abia State.

Flagging off the free Medical Rhapsody, the Visionary President of the Club, Rotarian Emeka Sopuruchi stressed the need for Nigerians to pay adequate attention to their health and go for routine medical check- up, so as to detect any ailment at early stage, adding that Hepatitis B which is a liver disease, should be treated as soon as it is detected.

He reminded the beneficiaries that Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver commonly caused by viral infection and other possible causes including drugs, toxins and alcohol, adding that the best prevention would be to avoid sharing sharp objects, toothbrush and unprotected sex.

Rtn. Sopuruchi said Club decided to carry out the project in commemoration of WORLD HEPATITIS DAY which comes up every year on July 28 to raise awareness on the global burden of hepatitis.

Speaking also, the President of the Rotaract Club of Umuahia, Rotr. Ruth Mmesoma Udeh said that the free medical outreach is one of the humanitarian services that the club is carrying out in pursuit of its disease prevention and treatment programme, which is among the seven areas of focus of Rotary International.

The Assistant Governor zone 5 Rotarian Ekele Ochiabuto, the President of the Rotary Club of Umudike Central, Rotarian Nonye Obinwa and the Assistant District Rotaract Representative zone 10 Augustine Onyenwe were on ground to give their support.

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