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Hepatitis: Foundation Advocates Health Aid For Insurgency Victims


From Agabus Pwanagba, Jos – Following the outbreak of Hepatitis B in the camp of Internally Displaced Persons from the North Eastern zone of Nigeria, the Chairman of Stefanos Foundation, Mr. Mark Lipdo has called on Federal Government to come to the aid of 45 persons diagnosed with the ailment so as to avoid spread among other victims of insurgency.

Lipdo called for assistance for the victims with vaccines who are camped at Zang Commercial Secondary School Bukuru, southern Jos, Plateau State.

Mr. Lidpo who was represented Mr. Ayuba Plangji, said, “We have 114 families here with 1000 people mostly women and children, 45 people tested positive to hepatitis B.

“Health-wise, there is a risk, so we plead for people to donate vaccines and medicine to treat the people and curb the spread of the sickness in camp.

He maintained that there was need to curb the spread of the disease in the camp so as to avoid the outbreak that might cost heavily the state and the nation, considering the population in the camp.

Speaking earlier, the Interim National President of YOWICAN, Mr. Ekiye Ekiye who presented food items to the children, charged displaced people not to hold grudges but forgive those who turned them into refugees.

“We came here to identify with you and encourage you not to give up on your faith in God. Jesus is Lord forever, don’t hate those who put you in this situation.

“Pray for them and remember that you have to love your enemies irrespective of the circumstances and God will help us to overcome these challenges”, Ekiye guaranteed.

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