Killing 1.5 million people every year, viral hepatitis
is a major global public health problem. Governments need to take action and
implement robust strategies, which will promote disease awareness and prevention,
diagnosis and treatment but also ensure the implementation of adequate
surveillance systems to enable evidence-based policy decisions. This is the
objective we are working together with the World Hepatitis Alliance. There is need for good will from government and other stakeholders to give hepatitis the profile it must have.
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While HIV afflicts 7% of the Ugandans, 10% of the same population lives with chronic HBV infection. Because the two infections are transmitted in similar modes, very many people live with...
While HIV afflicts 7% of the Ugandans, 10% of the same population lives with chronic HBV infection. Because the two infections are transmitted in similar modes, very many people live with HIV/HBV co-infection. Co-infection worsens liver disease progression. Therefore co-infected patients should be considered a special group where testing, treatment, care and support are priorities.
By signing this petition therefore, we shall awaken our government which is a signatory to World Health Organisation which in 2010 passed a resolution that all member states should come up with strategic frameworks to confront viral hepatitis. Unfortunately, up to date Uganda has no strategic plan for hepatitis B. We do not need to wait untill its late the time is now for us to act.