According to Professor Agyeman Badu Akosa, an expert in cellular pathology and lifestyle wellness, sharing a bowl of food can contribute to the transmission of Hepatitis B.

He mentioned that sharing soupy dishes like fufu, omo tuo, or tuo zaafi from a common bowl can lead to people inadvertently exchanging saliva.

He outlines that individuals often touch their faces and then place their hands in the soup, potentially contaminating it with saliva.

If the person has Hepatitis B, this action could lead to the spread of the virus.

Prof Akosa was conducting a talk on feasible strategies aimed at enhancing healthcare quality in Ghana at the Ghana Shippers Authority Hall in Ridge, Accra on Tuesday.

The ex-Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) was discussing strategies for promoting health through nutritious food choices and lifestyle changes aimed at disease prevention.

“Once upon a time, we were all together, engaging in activities as a group such as eating and participating in various activities together.”

Prof Akosa later realized that eating fufu can spread Hepatitis B, as people end up consuming saliva unknowingly during the process.

“I see five or six of you eating Ɔmo tuo or fufu, what do you think you’re doing?

You go in without washing your hands, and then you end up drinking saliva.

This is an easy way to spread hepatitis B,” he explained.

Prof Agyeman Badu Akosa conversed with Prof Aaron Abuosi, an expert in health policy and management, about practical strategies to enhance healthcare quality in Ghana.

At the most recent Graphic National Dialogue Series, the main speakers were two well-known experts discussing the topic of “Quality Health for All.”

The Graphic Communications Group Ltd is responsible for both designing and organizing the event, which serves as a platform for dialogue on development topics, stressing the importance of achieving national agreement in a politically impartial setting.