THE BURDEN OF HEPATITIS B AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN ATTENDING ANTENATAL CARE (ANC) SERVICES IN JUBA TEACHING HOSPITAL (JTH)-JUBA SOUTH SUDAN

  • Akway M. Cham College of Medicine University of Juba
  • Sekwat Saviour Clever College of Medicine University of Juba
  • Rozeta Julio Celestino College of Medicine University of Juba
  • Remo Charles Cornelius Eida Clement Thom College of Medicine University of Juba
Keywords: BURDEN, HEPATITIS, AMONG, PREGNANT, WOMEN, ATTENDING, ANTENATAL, CARE, SERVICES, JUBA, TEACHING, HOSPITAL, (JTH)-JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

Abstract

Hepatitis B Virus disease is a major health problem world-wide which causes annual deaths of about 1-34 million indicating that death toll due to Hepatitis B disease is on the rise. It is an infection of the liver that can be self-limiting or if not treated can progress to fibrosis, cirrhosis (scaring) and possibly liver cancer (Hepatocellular carcinoma).

Author Biographies

Akway M. Cham, College of Medicine University of Juba

Assistant Professor/Head of Department

Sekwat Saviour Clever, College of Medicine University of Juba

Department of Community Medicine

Rozeta Julio Celestino, College of Medicine University of Juba

Department of Community Medicine,

Remo Charles Cornelius Eida Clement Thom, College of Medicine University of Juba

Department of Community Medicine

Published
2017-12-31