The Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Chavah Foundation started a mass hepatitis B health screening on Saturday, November 25, 2023, benefitting some young people at the Tema General Hospital.
The event is made possible with the support of Pay Angel, a payment solutions provider that provides remittance and payment solutions to the African diaspora, serving individuals and businesses across Africa.
It also aims to raise awareness of the dangers of the disease among young adult girls and boys.
The campaign is aimed at young people, focusing on girls aged 13 to 25 years.
The scheme has a total of 83 beneficiaries. 73 girls and 10 boys.
The platform also provides an opportunity for organizers to teach girls about hepatitis B prevention measures and most importantly vaccinate the beneficiaries to avoid the spread of the disease.
The event is part of a quarterly campaign organized by the Chavah Foundation in partnership with Pay Angel (African payments experts).
The campaign aims to reach youths in Tema and Assaiman metropolises.
The Chavah Foundation is dedicated to providing support and services to orphans with special needs, orphans living with HIV, abused orphans, orphans with deformities, and more.
In a brief interaction with the media, Chavah Foundation Founder and Director Beverly Asamoah Jecty mentioned that the foundation is committed to positively impacting the lives of disadvantaged children and youth in the Ghanaian community and country.
Beverly Asamoah Jecty is a dynamic Ghanaian woman, mother, wife, philanthropist and beauty queen.
Beverly was the second runner-up in Miss Ghana 2002 and represented Ghana in several international beauty pageants including Miss Earth 2002 (Philippines), Miss Tourism World 2002 (Turkey), and Miss World 2015 (Orlando, USA) and Miss International 2017 (West Virginia).
“Chavah, as well as the beneficiaries of this campaign, are extremely grateful to Pay Angel for its immense contribution in ensuring the health of young people in our society.
…. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) causes lifelong liver disease known as chronic hepatitis B (CHB), which causes cirrhosis in nearly one-quarter of infected people and exponentially increases the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma. risk. The prevalence of CHB is higher in certain parts of the world, such as Asia and Africa,” she revealed.
Talking about the numbers, she revealed:
“Multiple studies have shown that low hepatitis (HBV) testing regimens are due to a variety of reasons, including but not limited to: access to health care and associated costs, perceptions of prevention, religious beliefs, lack of knowledge, and stigma and myths.”
She further added, “While the program is designed for 50 young adult girls, we have a total of 83 girls. 73 of them are girls and 10 boys.
“This was a great and very successful edition and we thank God. The Chavah Foundation would like to thank our major sponsor PayAngel Group for their generous support and would like to thank Engedi Farms Enterprise, Burning Spears Sounds, Deimage Photography, Black Bills GH, RoseBarbara Management , Kayvid’s Brand GH, the entire Chavah Foundation team and many others who assisted and supported the success of this project.”
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