AAHI has been working with the Filipino-American Ministry of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church and the Migrant Heritage Commission to coordinate a Hepatitis B project for the Filipino community. Hepatitis B is a serious liver disease that disproportionately affects Asian Americans. Filipino Americans are 3 times more likely to develop liver cancer caused by Hepatitis B than Caucasians.
This Sunday, October 7 at 6pm, the Fil-Am Ministry will host an educational workshop for the community to learn about Hepatitis B and how to prevent it. In the weeks following the workshop, free Hepatitis B screening tests, results, and vaccines will be available for eligible participants.
Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Participants must be a Montgomery County, MD resident and 18 years or older. To register, call either:
Mr. Tony Calaro at 240-460-3609
Mr. Carl Abella at 301-908-6788
Ms. Isidora Badua at 202-412-4116
Mr. Jesse Gatchalian at 202-631-8856