CALL FOR HEPATITIS B TESTING

CALL FOR HEPATITIS B TESTING

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People living with Hepatitis B are calling for a dramatic scale-up in the viral hepatitis testing to reduce deaths caused by liver cancer.

The head of people living with Hepatitis B in Uganda, Kenneth Kabagambe says 3.5 million Ugandans are infected with the disease, and it is responsible for 80% of all liver cancers in Mulago National Referral Hospital.

The preserving global burden of viral hepatitis has been blamed on general lack of awareness. Uganda will join the rest of the world to mark the world hepatitis day on Thursday.

 

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