Worldwide, the majority of persons with Chronic Hepatitis B were infected at birth or in early childhood

It is estimated that worldwide, 2 billion people have evidence of past or present infection with HBV, and 240 million are chronic carriers of HBV surface antigen (HBsAg).

In Africa, the incidence of HCC is also high in infected children and young male adults. HBV infection also causes a significant economic burden in terms of years of life lost from liver disease in high-income settings as well Low and Middle Income Countries(LMICs), and account for 5-10% of liver transplants

HBV is spread predominantly by percutaneous or mucosal exposure to infected blood and various body fluids, including saliva, menstrual, vaginal, and seminal fluids, which have all been implicated as vehicles for human transmission. 
Sexual transmission of hepatitis B may occur, particularly in unvaccinated men who have sex with men and heterosexual persons with multiple sex partners or contact with sex workers.

Transmission of the virus may also result from accidental inoculation of minute amounts of blood or fluid during medical, surgical and dental procedures, or from razors and similar objects contaminated with infected blood; use of inadequately sterilized syringes and needles; intravenous and percutaneous drug abuse; tattooing; body piercing; and acupuncture.

To counter the above, viral hepatitis can be prevented! We are therefore looking forward to carryout school awareness activities effective this month! For your school to participate, please reach us on SylifUganda@gmail.com or +256 775418668, +256 702567019 or +256 757000529. 
Our team will be available to make an arrangement with your school for that purpose.

Recent reports show that morbidity and mortality as a result of liver disease is on the rise especially in Africa. This contrasts with the enormous progress made in the diagnosis and management of liver disease globally.

 

This workshop will bring together international and regional experts to share the latest research and discuss opportunities to further improve clinical management of patients with liver disease. Read more   


This is one of the Television interviews we had as part of the celebrations of INTERNATIONAL PBC DAY 2017!


As part of the activities to celebrate the world hepatitis Day, we had a Television talkshow about the disease. We cannot minimize the power of the media in rising awareness about chronic diseases. Below is Part A and B respectively of the talk