NOPLHB was founded in 2011 by Kenneth Kabagambe and a group of 12 volunteers who were determined to do something to fight against Hepatitis B. At that time, little was known about the disease but was causing…
NOPLHB is registered in Uganda as an NGO as a pioneer non-public actor in Hepatitis response in Uganda. It is growing into a household name in the Hepatitis response in Uganda. It provides the most comprehensive Hepatitis services and advocate for the rights of patients, improvement of the diagnostic and clinical services for patients and creating awareness about the disease. A member of World Hepatitis Alliance, International Alliance of Patient’s Organizations (IAPO), associate member of Coalition to Eradicate Viral Hepatitis in Asia Pacific (CEVHAP), NOPLHB is also associated with local alliances like Uganda Alliance of Patients’ Organizations. Since inception in 2011, NOPLHB is growing into a household name in the Hepatitis response in the country. It stands out to be the first and largest Non Governmental Organization providing the most comprehensive Hepatitis knowledge on prevention, care and support services. NOPLHB also advocates for the rights of Hepatitis patients, improvement of the diagnostic and clinical services for patients and creates awareness about the disease.
NOPLHB’s core programs include; Hepatitis B counseling, Medical care, Social support, Training and Capacity Building, Community mobilization, partnerships and Hepatitis education, Advocacy and networking. Research is done through partnerships.
I am 27 years old male. I was recently diagnosed with chronic hepatitis B infection on routine test. My parents are also HBsAg positive. My blood reports are HBsAg positive and HBeAg negative. Liver scan is normal, liver function tests are normal.HBV DNA load is 2400.
Knowing that both my children were properly immunised against hepatitis B at birth gave me great confidence that they would be free of hepatitis B.
I was surprised to wake up in the hospital’s isolation ward, which meant no one could come in without protective gowns and gloves. I thought, what is going on? Surgery patients aren’t isolated.” The doctor told her she had “some kind of hepatitis