The Provost Receiving his vaccine

Kwara State Ministry of Health in conjunction with Rotary Club of Ilorin, Global Immunization Centre and King’s Health Development Initiative organized a sensitization, screening and vaccination on Hepatitis in the College for her staff and students to commemorate World Hepatitis Day, with the theme “Hepatitis Can’t Wait”.

The Kwara State Governor and State Commissioner for Health, ably represented by The Director of Public Health Dr. Oluwatosin Fakayode who in his welcome address appreciated the management staff and students for the opportunity given them to organize an awareness sensitization programme  to mark World Hepatitis Day in the College for her staffs and students respectively.

He said that Hepatitis is about Liver infection of various kind which is in stages but if detected on time, can be managed and reduce its deterioration. He, therefore, encouraged staff and students to take cognizance of their health from time to time to avert eventual complications therein.

The acting provost Dr. Jimoh Ahmed Ayinla showed his appreciation to the Commissioner of Health for choosing the College as the venue for this year World Hepatitis Day commemoration.

He however promised that the College will always partner with the Ministry of Health in the enlightenment of our students on health-related matters, so as to prevent unexpected health challenges.  

Meanwhile, he was also screened and vaccinated alongside other college staff and students respectively.

Every 28th of July of every year is set aside for the commemoration of World Hepatitis day, a liver disease caused by the infection of the liver by a virus that can be transmitted by blood from mother to child during birth and sexual intercourse.

Others in attendance is the staff of the Ministry of Health, some Executives and members of Kwara Rotary Club, the College Clinic Matron Mrs. Adua Khadijat, the College Counsellor Mrs. Belgore Saidat, the College PRO Mr. Aiyelabegan Abdulwaheed, College staff and Students respectively.

Published: 2021-07-28

College Staff

The Director for Public Health giving his opening remark