NOhep Villagers: The National Organisation for People Living with Hepatitis B

NOPLHB is a patient driven non-governmental organisation registered since 2012 and is one of the pioneering actors in Uganda’s viral hepatitis response. NOPLHB is quickly becoming a household name in the hepatitis response in Uganda. NOPLHB creates awareness about the disease, advocates for better diagnostics, linkage to care, access to medicines, training of health workers, and participates World Hepatitis Day. NOPLHB is a voting member of the World Hepatitis Alliance

What do you plan to do at your booth in the NOhep Village?

We will showcase the screening initiatives that we have been carrying out in Uganda and aim to link patients to doctors. We will engage delegates by sharing our working relationships with the Gastroenterology Society in Uganda. We’ll be aiming to build effective working relationships with the doctors in Uganda and across the global to strive for better outcomes for patients.

What do you hope delegates will learn from your booth?

Delegates will understand our model of working with Ugandan doctors to link patients to care. Delegates will understand that proper care is possible when there are proper working relationships.

What will make your booth stand out?

We will use our local branding to attract delegates to our booth. This branding will use African attires to be in line with the objectives of the summit.

What are you most looking forward to about the Global Hepatitis Summit?

We’re looking forward to showing the scientific community how to work closely to eliminate viral hepatitis together.

How will exhibiting in the NOhep Village benefit your organisation?

By exhibiting at this international summit, our profile will be raised but more importantly we are keen to learn best practices from the delegates to implement back at home.

How have you worked with the scientific community in the past?

We have been mobilising front line health workers for doctors to train. Through our programs, we have been able to facilitate this training. We have been developing IEC materials together with the scientific community and also linking our members to them for further management.

For more information on the National Organisation for People Living with Hepatitis B’s work, visit their website, Facebook or Twitter.