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KMA: Sensitize church members on health issues.
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An appeal has gone to the church to incorporate health issues into its programmes to promote the quality of life of the members.
Mr Enoch Abeam Danso, Director of the Danita Medical Outreach, a
non-governmental organization (NGO), said it was important for them to become actively involved in efforts at bringing down diseases like
malaria, hepatitis “B”, hypertension, diabetes and sexually
He was addressing a day’s trainer of trainees’ workshop on Hepatitis “B” and HIV/AIDS in Kumasi organized by the NGO in collaboration with the Asante Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana.
It brought together 25 participants drawn from the church.
Hepatitis “B” is caused by a virus, which infects the liver, resulting in inflammation. The patient ends up having jaundice,vomiting and in extreme cases death.
Mr Danso urged the public to go for “HBV” vaccination to prevent getting infected and explained that one could catch the disease through contact with an infected person’s blood, sex, being born of an infected mother or living in environment where the disease is common.
Its symptoms include loss of appetite, diarrhoea, tiredness, light-colour stools, dark-yellow urine and yellowish eyes and skin.
The Reverend Emmanuel Budu Asiam, the Presbytery Director for Development and Social Services, urged the participants to use the knowledge they acquired to educate other members of the church on the prevention of the deadly HIV/AIDS and hepatitis “B”.
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