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Risk Communication for Viral Hepatitis Management Among Migrants

Adesina, E. A and Oyero, Olusola and Okorie, Nelson and Ben-Enukora, Charity and Adeyeye, Babatunde (2022) Risk Communication for Viral Hepatitis Management Among Migrants. In: Research Anthology on Improving Health Literacy Through Patient Communication and Mass Media. e-Book Collection Select.

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The burden of viral hepatitis is high with huge mortality and morbidity on human population. The increasing migration of people from areas highly prevalent of viral hepatitis poses a unique threat to the healthcare systems of the host nations. The deficient universal standards for screening, vaccination, and treatment of viral hepatitis have therefore made the burden of chronic liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma to increase among migrant populations globally. This study examines the role of risk communication in managing viral hepatitis among migrants at the different levels of pre-departure phase, travel phase, destination phase, interception phase and the return phase. The study concluded on the need for concerted effort by national governments to develop a national communication policy with comprehensive risk communication strategies on viral hepatitis management among migrants

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2023 10:14
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2023 10:14

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