TAMSA KIUT CONDUCTS HEPATITIS B AWARENESS SEMINAR
The Tanzania Medical Students’ Association (TAMSA), Kampala International University in Tanzania (KIUT) through the Directorate of Students Affairs, hereby notifies all staff and students of Hepatitis B awareness seminar scheduled for Friday, 2nd February, 2018, from 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm, at the University Main Hall. The seminar will be conducted by Dr. Wambura and her medical team, from Mnazi Mmoja Hospital, in Dar es Salaam.
Currently, another registration, which kicked off on 18th January, 2018 is still on-going till 6th February, 2018 as scheduled. The registration exercise is particularly for students and staff members who did not participate in the first exercise. On the same note, the second dose of the Vaccination will be given on 10th and 11th February, 2018 respectively. Therefore, interested staff members are to register at the Students’ Affairs Office, while interested students are to register with their various class representatives.
Hepatitis B is a potentially life-threatening liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). It is a major global health problem. It can cause chronic infection and puts people at high risk of death from cirrhosis and liver cancer. A vaccine against hepatitis B has been available since 1982. The vaccine is 95% effective in preventing infection and the development of chronic disease and liver cancer due to hepatitis B.