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Hi everyone and welcome to the UNFPA YSMA's tweetchat in honour of world Hepatitis day.
This year's theme is finding the missing millions which is a call for those who haven't been tested for hepatitis to get tested. @DrZobo
#worldhepatitisday2019 #YSMANG
In order to enlighten everyone, young people especially about the importance of getting tested early, the YSMAs have put together this tweetchat and our facilitator is the amazing @drzobo
Our guest, Dr. Chioma Nwakanma @drzobo is a SM Health Advocate, founder of @SMILEWithmeNGO & Medically Speaking. Her passion for change in the Healthcare is truly amazing & she's here today to answer our questions about hepatitis. Kindly welcome her
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You’re scared of HIV?
Let me introduce you to 🥁🥁
VIRAL #HEPATITIS B and C, which kills 1.4 million people/yr, with 9x more infections than HIV and increasing death rates!
...yet the majority of global leaders and the public remain unaware!
@Fmohnigeria @nassnigeria
According to @who, Deaths from hepatitis have been increasing over the past 2 decades, which points to a lack of global awareness and action, including among top decision-makers.
Despite this situation, much can be done👇🏽.

Hepatitis can be prevented, diagnosed, treated and managed well. The hepatitis B vaccine is 98-100% effective in preventing new infections.
But how many of us have ever heard about it?
How many have taken action (Gotten Screened and vaccinated (ifnegative)
Treated when positive?
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