The National Organization for People Living with Hepatitis B (NOPLHB) is a national non-profit organization, established in 2012 by Ugandans living and affected by Hepatitis B (HepB).
Since its inception, it has built capacities of 1120 frontline health workers in the management and response, including treatment of hepatitis; engaged 1500 stakeholders (religious leaders, cultural leaders, politicians, media personalities and patients in hepatitis prevention and advocacy efforts and 300 Village Health Teams been oriented on hepatitis to support communication health education and mobilization.
As a voting member of the World Hepatitis Alliance NOPLHB successfully advocated for domestic funding worth $3M which is released at the Ministry of Health every Financial Year since is the year 2014.
Our Track Record
NOPLHB has been at the helm of policy advocacy on improving quality diagnostics and clinical services and policies, for example, the establishment of hepatitis clinics and free DNA testing was primarily the organization’s advocacy milestone, on addition to other successes such as the establishment of a functional Hepatitis technical working committee at the Ministry of Health.
It has also spearheaded regional efforts through World Hepatitis Day scientific Symposia every 27th-28th July each year by promoting regional learnings, status reports on Hepatitis interventions and key resource commitments from different development actors.
The recent advocacy agenda was the organization’s successful thrust to have Ministry of Health introduce the Hepatitis B birth dose and improved testing of pregnant mothers; as a result, Uganda has currently rolled these efforts countrywide to ensure no child goes without vaccination within 24 hours after birth.
A Hepatitis B free society
To become the largest organization fighting hepatitis B infection in Uganda and the region.
Integrity – We are interested in working so hard within NOPLHB’s mission, being honest, accountable and transparent in everything we do and accept responsibility for our collective and individual actions.
Commitment – Our focus is to work together effectively to serve individuals living with viral hepatitis and the larger community in the areas of operation.
Respect for all – We affirm the potential, dignity and contribution of community participants, development partners, donors and staff as we work for the better of our people living with hepatitis B.
Non partisan – We do not subscribe to any political party since our services are non-selective.