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Drug shortage: Hepatitis B patients treated on ARVs

 

It seems Uganda is no longer the pearl of Africa. Uganda, the country preparing to celebrate her 50 years of independence is still ruined by diseases, corruption, embezzlement, human rights abuse and lack of drugs in hospitals.

For example we have just received shocking information that over 80 Hepatitis B patients in Uganda have been put on antiretroviral drugs due to lack of the required drugs needed to treat Hepatitis B.

Uganda’s District Health Officers led by Ann Adunia say that Ugandan hospitals have do not have drugs to treat Hepatitis B patients. She says that Uganda’s ministry of health ministry is aware of the problem but it is incapacitated to offer relief. Several people in Uganda die helplessly due to lack of hepatitis B drugs.

For Hepatitis B patients to share ARVs with HIV positive patients, results into ARV stock depletion.

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