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Behavioural Change An Agent In Averting Hapatitis and HIV/AIDS

jueves, 19 de enero de 2017

By Paul Aloca

The Minister of Health has called for a behavioral change among the youth to avoid the spread of Hepatitis B which mode of infection is similar to that of the deadly HIV/Aids.

Dr. Jane Aceng Ochero said the current statistics show that the spread of Hepatitis B is more prevalent among the youth aged 15 to 35 years, saying the trend is so worrying for the future of the country that depends on the youth.

The Minister who was on Sunday speaking on the occasion to commission the emergency ward for St. John's Hospital Atapara by the Papal Nuncio in Uganda, His Excellency Archbishop Micheal August Blume.

She said although the vaccines and drugs for Hepatitis B are available, it should not be a warrant to indulge in reckless lives that expose one to both Hepatitis B and HIV. The Minister also emphasized on the use of mosquito nets saying its now a common knowledge that malaria kills faster than HIV.

Dr. Jane Aceng who hails from Atapara in the current Oyam district advised against selling of food especially when there are signs that the current dry spell will lead to famine.