Global Health Impact Map

Global Health Impact Map


Hepatitis B in Tanzania

Key Contact: Jose Debes

Country(ies): Tanzania


Contact Information

debes003@umn.edu

Activity Description

This project aims to understand the knowledge as well as social impact of hepatitis B infection in rural Africa. We run surveys to understand hepatitis B knowledge among health care providers as well as patients. We also evaluate the clinical progression of hepatitis B (to liver cancer and cirrhosis) in these patients, as well as in those with hepatitis B and HIV co-infection. The project is performed in ALMC and Selian Hospital as well as dispensaries in the region.

Activity Types

Research

Academic Health Center Units

Medical School
     Department of Medicine

Partner Organizations

Selian Hospital
ALMC

Activity Topics

Infectious Disease

Special Tags

Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship Site

Status

Current