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WIHA Set To Train 10,000 Women as Hepatitis Champions By 2020

WIHA Set To Train 10,000 Women as Hepatitis Champions By 2020

NEWS, Women's health
Alarmed by the health challenges Africans face due to the growing rate of hepatitis B and C diseases which are often described as silent killers, Pharm. (Mrs) Bisi Bright, the Vice President, Livewell Initiative (LWI), and founder, Women in Hepatitis Africa (WIHA), has disclosed the intention of the group to train 10,000 women as ‘Hepatitis Champions’ by 2020. Speaking at a Hepatitis Advocacy Awareness and Screening Programme,organised by WIHA, at DRF Building, National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos, Mrs. Bright, who is a clinical pharmacist and public health practitioner, noted that nine in every ten people living with hepatitis have no idea they have the disease, saying more than 70 million people are affected across Africa. Pharm. (Mrs.) Bisi Bright further explained that the gr