Raising awareness on Hepatitis B in Uganda (Project Hope Foundation)
Health outcomes additional info
Reduce prevalence to 2% by 2030.
Summary and objectives
Raising awareness on Hepatitis B; According to the 2016 Uganda Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (UPHIA) Survey, prevalence of Hepatitis B infection among adults stands at 4.3% (5.6% among men and 3.1% among women).
One of the challenges is limited awareness on Hepatitis B, its causes, transmission and how it can be prevented in Uganda. This is made worse by health workers who also lack the right information and hence share information that increases stigma and discrimination.
We are developing tools and a platform to share information about Hepatitis B, patient stories, communications from the ministry health in regard to hepatitis B in Uganda.
Our target is 98% of all new born complete vaccinations, and 80% of the population in Uganda get hepatitis testing and/or vaccination by 2030.