n South African Gastroenterology Review - Launch of the Viral Hepatitis in sub-Saharan Africa ECHO program - Gastroenterology Foundation

Volume 17 Number 2
  • ISSN : 1812-1659


The “Viral Hepatitis in sub-Saharan Africa” ECHO program was launched on 23 May 2019 from the Liver Unit at the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital. This is a supranational model involving five countries:

  • South Africa: Professors Wendy Spearman and Mark Sonderup
  • Nigeria: The University of Lagos, Lagos led by Prof Funmi Lesi
  • Ghana: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi led by Prof Mary Afihene
  • Ethiopia: Addis Ababa University Medical School led by Prof Abate Shewaye
  • United Kingdom: UCL Institute of Liver and Digestive Disease and Kings College Hospital. Active support and ongoing guidance from Prof Geoff Dusheiko.

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