Tuesday, January 28, 2014

B.C. funds hepatitis B awareness program for Asian immigrants

After years of lobbying, B.C.’s Ministry of Health is spending $400,000 on a hepatitis B education program aimed at immigrants from Asia who are most likely to be chronically ill with the disease.

“We’ve been asking for this for years,” said Queenie Choo, chief executive officer of Vancouver’s S.U.C.C.E.S.S immigrant support group. “We were handling it off the side of our desk before.”

For more information, go to www.hepb.successbc.ca.


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