World Hepatitis Day Regional Virtual Symposium

World Hepatitis Day Regional Virtual Symposium

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A Regional Virtual Symposium organized in partnership of NOPLHB, UGEs, AHI and MoH Uganda

27– 28 July 2021 | Sheraton Hotel Kampala Uganda/Virtual

PROGRAMME: World Hepatitis Day Symposium 2021, Sheraton Hotel, Kampala, Uganda

08:00-8.55 Registration  Moderator
09:00–10:30 SESSION 1: Opening Ceremony –Welcome and introductory remarks by MC 

  • Opening address by Director General Health services
  • Welcome address by Minister of Health
  • Address by Guest of Honor- UN Family in Uganda, Represented by WHO
  • Keynote address; Championing the Viral Hepatitis Response in Africa: Leadership Role of AU Member states (Commissioner Social Affairs African Union) 
Dr. Charles Olaro- MoH
10:30–11:00 Inspection of the exhibitions booths 
11:00–11:30 Press conference- Tea Break


SESSION 2: The Viral Hepatitis Response in Africa- Economic implications and lessons learned 

Presentations: – 

  • Africa Regional Hepatitis response WHO-AFRO- Dr Casimir- (20 min)

Panellists-Panel discussion)

  • The Viral Hepatitis Response in Africa – Economic implications: 
  • Presidential Initiative for Sub Saharan Africa on Hep C- MoH Egypt Not yet confirmed
  • Management of Hepatitis B in children Egyptian experience- Prof Manal El Sayed
  • Experience and Lessons learnt from Ethiopia- Dr. Hailemicheal Desalegn
  • Domestic funding for Viral Hepatitis Uganda’s Experience- Dr. Alfred Driwale

Q/A & Panel Discussion

Prof Hailemicheal Desalegn 
16 :30–18 :00


SESSION 3: Hepatitis B PMTCT in Africa

Presentations: – 

  • Hepatitis vaccination response in Africa WHO-AFR- Dr Julien Kabore (10 min)
  • Building a community of practice of practitioners to support the introduction and scale up of hepatitis B birth dose vaccine in African countries- The Coalition for Global Hepatitis Elimination/TFGH (CGHE)- Dr. Henry Njuguna
  • Leveraging existing platforms to eliminate vertical transmission of hepatitis B: An integrated approach to triple elimination- Dr. Laura N. Broyles, MD

Global Health Impact Group 

  • Gavi plans for supporting birth dose in Africa-Stephen Sosler TBC

Dr. Opio Kenneth Christopher

18:30 Welcome Note from Organisers 


DAY TWO: Wednesday 28 July 2021



SESSION 4: Delivering Hepatitis B interventions and ensuring Equity Key note: Prof Ponsiano Ocama-20 min


  • Presenting finding from the Hepatitis B service delivery survey in Uganda, NOPLHB & National Medical Stores
  • Hepatitis B Managing experience by Gulu RRH and Lacor Hospitals
  • Rushere Community Hospital approach to Hepatitis B in Kiruhura- Richard 
  • Integrating Hepatitis and HIV services as a cost effective model findings from 2for 1 Project implemented in Uganda- Dr. Wilson


Moderator: TBA
11:30–12:00 Tea break and Networking   


SESSION 5: Collaboration & Partnerships for improved Coordination, impact and Equity

Keynote Speaker;- Mr. Wangsheng Li/ (The Hepatitis Fund)

 Panellists (Country level experiences, lessons learned, best practices)- presentations (10 min)

  • CDC Africa-“Building capacity for viral hepatitis surveillance in Africa”Nafiisah Chotun, PhD, FRSPH, MRSTMH
  • CHAI- Clinton Health Access Initiative- Experience from Nigeria Hepatitis Program-Chukwuemeka Agwuocha,
  • Multi-sectoral collaboration and UHC- Jessica Hicks World Hepatitis Alliance
  • Rotary Action Group for Elimination of Hepatitis- Partnerships to  Zero Hepatitis  Project- Mr. Herberto Silva

Q/A &/or Panel Discussion

Dr. Mugagga Kaggwa WHO Uganda.
12:30–14:30 Lunch and Networking  
14.30 -16.00 SESSION 6:  Regional Hepatitis Advocacy for Action and impact

  •  Opening Remarks from Jessica Hicks
  • CSO groups (Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Namibia, Mali, Senegal)- 
Kenneth Kabagambe $ Jessica Hicks 
15.00 -15.15pm Closing- NOPLHB/UGES


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Date And Time

July 27, 2021 to
July 28, 2021


Online Event

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