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Nima Community Health Outreach In Collaboration With Global Alliance For Poverty Reduction

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The liver is the largest gland in the human body. It weighs approximately 3 lb (1.36 kg). It is reddish brown in color and is divided into four lobes of different sizes and lengths. It is also the largest internal organ (the largest organ is the skin). It is below the diaphragm on the right in the thoracic region of the abdomen. Blood reaches the liver through the hepatic artery and the portal vein. The portal vein carries blood containing digested food from the small intestine, while the hepatic artery carries oxygen-rich blood from the aorta.
The liver is made up of thousands of lobules, each lobule consists of many hepatic cells - hepatic cells are the basic metabolic cells of the liver.
The liver has a wide range of functions, including:
Detoxification (filters harmful substances form the blood, such as alcohol)Stores vitamins A, D, K and B12 (also stores minerals)Protein synthesis (makes certain amino acids - the building blocks of proteins)The production of biochemicals needed f…

World Hepatitis Day - Prevent Hepatitis

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World Hepatitis Day - Make The Elimination of Viral Hepatitis Our Next Greatest Achievement

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Free Hepatitis B Screening @ Nima

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Free Hepatitis B Screening In Collaboration With Amen Scientific Herbal Hospital @ Madina-Zongo

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Hepatitis refers to an inflammatory condition of the liver. It’s commonly caused by a viral infection, but there are other possible causes of hepatitis. These include autoimmune hepatitis and hepatitis that occurs as a secondary result of medications, drugs, toxins, and alcohol. Autoimmune hepatitis is a disease that occurs when your body makes antibodies against your liver tissue.
The liver is located on the right upper quadrant of your abdomen. It performs many critical functions that affect metabolism throughout your body, including:
·bile production that’s essential to digestion
·filtering of toxins from the body
·excretion of bilirubin, cholesterol, hormones, and drugs
·metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins
·activation of enzymes, which are specialized proteins essential to metabolic functions
·storage of glycogen, minerals, and vitamins (A, D, E, and K)
·synthesis of plasma proteins, such as albumin
·synthesis of clotting factors
Across the country, millions of Ghanaians are …

Free Hepatitis B Screening

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Zurak Cancer Foundation in collaboration with Amen Scientific Herbal Hospital is organizing a Free Hepatitis B Screening Date: Saturday, 16th July, 2016 Time: 10 AM Venue: Madina Zongo, Zurak Park There would also be free Blood Sugar (Diabetes), Malaria & Blood Pressure (Hypertension) screenings. NB: Early Detection Saves Lives!!!

Hepatitis Awareness Train

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Zurak Cancer Foundation began its maiden Hepatitis Awareness Train to educate individuals about the Hepatitis Virus regarding the risk factors, signs and symptoms, prevention, diagnosis and treatment options. This initiative comes with a video to be displayed to students at various schools within the Madina community a suburb of Accra in order to raise awareness about the infectious disease just like the HIV virus.