Hepatitis C in blood donors in Uganda (Makerere University College of Health Sciences)

Hepatitis C in blood donors in Uganda (Makerere University College of Health Sciences)

Virus targets
Hepatitis C
Type
Operational research
Setting
Micro elimination
Phase
Active
Health outcomes
Prevalence
WHO region
African Region
Country
Uganda
Key interventions
Blood safety
Screening and diagnosis
Target population
Adults
Performance target
Blood safety
Care cascade: HCV diagnosis
Care cascade: HCV treatment
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Performance target additional info

Recruited so far 490 participants and we are waiting for the PCR results

Summary and objectives

Objective: Identification of HCV infected blood donors for micro-elimination.

We are recruting anti HCV positive blood donors and running PCR on them. All those who have active infection we refer for treatment using sofosbuvir and Daclatasvir at the regional centres. This wil curb the spread of HCV to unfected persons.

The project began in June 2019.

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