3million Ugandans infected with Hepatitis B

The ministry of health has revealed that more than 3 Million Ugandans are estimated to be infected with the Chronic Hepatitis B virus.

The revelation was made by the health minister Dr Ondoa Christine while presenting a statement to parliament on the status of the disease in the country.

Hon Ondoa also noted that the highest burden is in Northern Uganda with between 20 to 25% of the population affected adding that 7 people have so far died of the virus in Kitgum and Lira since July this year.

Hon Ondoa says the ministry has among other interventions already procured Hepatitis B vaccines to be distributed to all districts for vaccination of health workers.

The minister assured parliament that government is committed to ensuring that the spread of the virus is curbed.

Story by Ben Jumbe