NUJ, CIFD to Raise Awareness on Hepatitis in Taraba State
The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Taraba State Council on Tuesday stated that is willing to collaborate with the Centre For Initiative and Development, CIFD, to increase public awareness that would enhance quick response as well as reduce the prevalence of hepatitis virus in the state.
The State Chairman of NUJ, Comrade David Nyah made this known during a courtesy call on the Founder of CIFD, Mr Danjuma Adda in Dingyahvo, Jalingo.
Nyah who led the council Exco on the visit commended the Centre For Initiative and Development CIFD for its contribution to the fight against hepatitis virus in the state.
The NUJ Chairman reiterated the union was aware of the humungous contributions of the CIFD in the field of conducting free hepatitis virus tests, mass enlightenment campaigns on the adverse effects of the virus and the need for the public to take precautions against the deadly virus.
While responding to the visit of the NUJ Taraba Council, the founder of the NGO, Mr Adda thanked the Council for its willingness to partner with his organization in its bid to raise awareness against the deadly Hepatitis. Mr Adda further assured the council of its readiness to collaborate with it to ensure that Tarabans live the egalitarian lifestyle
The NGO boss also added that the media has been the pillar of the successes recorded by his foundation among which is his recent elevation as the President-elect of the World Hepatitis Alliance.
Adda, further stated that his foundation in collaboration with the state Ministry of Health has trained health personnel across the secondary and tertiary health facilities in the state on the mode of diagnosis and maintenance of hepatitis patients.
He said despite the giant stride recorded in the state on the fight against the hepatitis virus, much is needed to be done as proportionate members of the community still have little or no knowledge of the virus, the situation that has led many to die.