Sequel to the grant award by Pfizer for the provision of HBV vaccination for health care providers as a key antimicrobial stewardship strategy in Taraba state, Nigeria from December 2018- May 2019. CFID is mandated to screen 600 people living with HIV/AIDs (PLHIV) and 500 health care providers (Doctors, Nurses, Lab. Scientists/Technicians & Other Auxiliary staff) for viral Hepatitis B & C and vaccination for 100 Clients tested negative to B in 3 LGAs : Jalingo, Ardo-kola and Gassol of Taraba State as a means to achieving antimicrobial stewardship in Nigeria.
Series of out reaches were conducted at FMC Jalingo between 27-28/02/2019 and 27-28/3/2019, a total of 510 clients were reached with Hepatitis B and C testing, out of which 175 were male and 335 were female.
On the same day the test was conducted, first dose of vaccine was administered to clients non-reactive to HBsAg. Reactive clients were referred to FMC medical clinic for treatment/management.
clients being sensitized before testing at FMC Jalingo
Mr. Danjuma Adda the Executive Director CFID sensitizing clients on the benefits of testing, vaccination, and treatment of Hepatitis
Testing of PLWHA clients by one of CFIDs clinician
Registration of clients before testing