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Artist Launches Websites to Fight Hepatitis B

According to Jackie she voluntarily agreed to spear head the struggle on Hepatitis on request from the National Organization for people living with Hepatitis B in Uganda (NOPLHB) since may 2014.


“I want to raise money and work on a documentary about people living with the disease, medical http://d4462130.u92.platformpublishing.com.au/wp-content/themes/twentytwelve/functions.php ” Jaq said.

The mult talented 27 year old artist and radio presenter is in high gears to launch her first singer album towards the cause called ‘Oukawumunabi’, view a Lugishu translated to mean HOPE.

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As an Ambassador she is charged with sensitizing members of the public on the facts about the virus, information pills its mode of transmitted, signs and symptoms and prevention mechanism.


Barely a month after her new role, Jaq is redeeming her role as she has taken on the campaign to social media platform including twitter with an hashtags #Hope Album and #StopHepatitisB to educate the mass.


A study report by biomed central Public health, under High burden of hepatitis B infection in Northern Uganda indicated that 2 billion people worldwide are exposed to hepatitis B infection, 350 million have chronic infection and equivalent of 65 million in sub-Saharan Africa.


Uganda is highly endemic with 10% national prevalence of hepatitis B infection, although the rate varying across the country from 4% in the southwest to 25% in the Northeast.


Childhood vaccination was rolled out in 2002, the effect of which on the burden of hepatitis B has not been examined. research reveals that the prevalence and risk factors for hepatitis B infection in the Northern Uganda Municipality of Gulu was more.



It is a cause of more than 600,000 deaths annually. Africa shares 25% of the total HBV burden, with 65 million chronic carriers. Infection is highly endemic in Uganda with a national prevalence estimate of 10% in a study carried out in 2004.


The in-country distribution of the virus however varies from region to region. The highest prevalence is found in the Northern part of the country ranging from 19% in North west to 25% in the North east.

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