Hepatitis B in sub-Saharan Africa: too neglected to even be a neglected disease?
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection kills more people than HIV/AIDS or malaria, but has received far less attention. Antiviral treatment for HBV effectively prevents its long-term complications, but still, less than 1% of those living with HBV receive treatment due to complex treatment guidelines, poor access to diagnostic tools, and lack of political commitment.
Centre for Global Health's Deputy Director, Asgeir Johannessen and his research group started a pilot treatment program for hepatitis B in Ethiopia in 2015, aiming to develop a simple and locally validated treatment guideline. During this Nordic Global Health Talk, he will give insight into his work in Ethiopia and current and future challenges in managing HBV infection in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Nordic Global Health Talks
A monthly webinar series about global health from the Nordic universities that happens the first Wednesday of each month at 10.00 AM CET. Tune in online via Zoom and listen to an interesting global health lecture from a Nordic university. It is free and open to everyone interested in knowing more about Nordic global health research, education and collaborative projects.
Nordic Global Health Talks will open the doors to new and emerging global health challenges and opportunities experienced in the Nordic region and among communities around the world. The talks will provide information about new research, and you will be inspired by new methods and approaches representing a diversity of disciplines and sectors. Maybe you will even find people to collaborate with in the future?