The Okyeame Kwame Foundation together with MDS Lancet Laboratories, Theobald Hepatitis B Foundation, Roche and Ridge Hospital RPD on Saturday, offered free hepatitis B screening and vaccination to hundreds of people at James Town – Mantse Abgona in Accra.
More than 500 people benefitted from the charity event. Three hundred, out of the 500 beneficiaries, will go for the additional injections at the Adabraka Ridge hospital, free of charge, to complete the entire course.
Okyeame Kwame, founder of the Okyeame Kwame Foundation, said in a statement that he was impressed with the number of youth who 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 are giving attention to health and this also indicates that we are moving in the right direction as a people,’ he said.
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.
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