In a country where there is media freedom, everyone has the right to advertise their products, the growth of the internet, culminating into blogs, social media platforms etc. the public is left to “Whom it may concern” especially from scrupulous individuals who want to take advantage of the health situation in the country.
You might have heard about the various traditional and “modern” herbalists advertising that they have a cure of viral hepatitis! Some individuals out of desperation and lack of clear direction and information about viral hepatitis, have ended up in the hands of these traditional herbalists and their acquaintances.
As a Non-Governmental Organization mandated to educate the public about their liver health, Save Your Liver Foundation Uganda (SYLiF-U) is hosting a Twitter chat on the theme:
“Use of Traditional Herbal Medicines Within the African Context and Their Effects on the Liver and Viral Hepatitis” on Thursday, 31st August 2017 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Eastern Africa Time.
Dr. Henry E Chang, Featured Guest
Board Member, SYLiF-U
Clinical Virology Researcher
The featured guest is Dr. Henry E. Chang (@HenryEChang), a board member of SYLiF-U and a clinical virology researcher and the session moderator is Kiiza Alexander (@KiizaAlexander), Executive Director of Save Your Liver Foundation – Uganda (SYLiF-U).
We shall be joined by the following invited guests:
1. Kenneth Kabagambe | @kkabagambe2013
The National Organization For People Living with Hepatitis B (NOPLHB)
2. Maureen Kamischke | @HepBFoundation
Social Media Manager,
Hepatitis B Foundation
3. Tara Farrell | @Hep_Alliance
Head of Communications,
World Hepatitis Alliance
4. Vivian Serwanjja | @vivicakuuku
Public Relations Officer,
Ministry of Health Uganda | @MiniofHealthUG
5. World Health Organization | @WHO
In this Twitter Chat session, Dr. Henry E. Chang will be presenting factual data from numerous research carried out from and within Africa and other parts of the world on the topic of the day!
You cannot afford to miss this enriching topic. Join the conversation using the hashtag #HepChat