World Hepatitis Day Initiatives
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Uganda - WHD 2011
The Ministry of Health declared the hepatitis B virus a threat to Uganda. At the same time, the ministry declared vaccination compulsory for health workers and medical students in all training institutions in the country.
The director general of health services Ruth Jane Aceng represented the Minister of Health at a hepatitis B information breakfast arranged for MPs from endemic areas. The meeting was held at the Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala ahead of preparations for World Hepatitis Day. Also, Dr. Ponsiano Ocama from the Mulago Hospital urged Ugandans to be screened for the disease in order to start early treatment.