Unmasking the Hidden Epidemic: Hepatitis

a mask over a sick liver with a bandage on it on a smoke filled background with the text unmasking hepatitis written below it.

Hepatitis means injury to the liver with inflammation of the Liver cells. A virus causes five of the seven main types, including A, B, C, D, and E, as well as types X and G.Viral Hepatitis is one of the leading causes of death globally, accounting for 1.34 million deaths per year – that’s as […]

Health Stories With Hygeia HMO– Liver Struggles

Health Stories With Hygeia HMO explores the health struggles of everyday Nigerians. We’ll share these stories regularly – they will be tragic sometimes but will always be educative. By Okonkwor Oyor C. To mark this year’s World Hepatitis Day, we spoke to a doctor living with hepatitis and she shared her experiences as both doctor and patient […]

Do You Know What Hepatitis Is? – World Hepatitis Day

28 July is World Hepatitis Day and as a disease that accounts for 1.34 million deaths per year – as many as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis or malaria – we all must take it seriously. When infected with hepatitis, the liver swells and patients can suffer serious liver damage. For some, it becomes chronic lasting a long […]