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CDC Spotlights ASC's Hep B Program in Report

African Services was featured in a the CDC Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report spotlighting our hepatitis B screening and linkage to care program. 

"[ASC's] Community education efforts included outreach through mosques serving immigrants from Africa, visits to taxi garages to speak with drivers from West Africa, participating in French language 'conference-call radio' shows, and issuing radio public service announcements." 


"During the reporting period, ASC tested 1,732 persons (54% born in Africa, 23% in Asia, and 23% in Latin America or the Caribbean); 145 (8.4%) were HBsAg-positive, with the highest prevalence seen among 880 persons born in West Africa (11.4%)." 


Click here to read the full report.