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Health Minister commends Okyeame Kwame for hepatitis fight

The Minister of Health Alex Segbefia has commended Ghanaian rapper Okyeame Kwame for his effort towards fighting Hepatitis in the country.
The Minister gave the commendation during a courtesy call on him by Okyeame Kwame and Dr Paul Sekyere-Nyantakyi of MDS Lancet Laboratories to update the Minister on the planned program of activities towards this year’s OK Foundation hepatitis campaign.
In their interaction, the Minister was full of praise for Okyeame Kwame for being a good example to the youth and pledged the Ministry’s support in his quest to fight the disease.
This year’s campaign is under the theme ‘’Let’s Kick Hepatitis Out’’. The campaign kicks off in Kumasi this month and includes a celebrity car wash on July 26 and donation of vaccines to pregnant women who have tested positive to protect unborn children at Agogo Central Hospital on July 28 during World Hepatitis Day celebrations.
On August 1, there will be a free screening and vaccination exercise at Prempeh Assembly Hall in Kumasi.
Okyeame Kwame reminded the media and the general public that July 28 is World Hepatitis Day and that a conscious effort must be made to spread the news for people to be tested and vaccinated.

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