Global pharmaceutical company, Gilead Sciences, recent Pan-African awareness campaign for viral hepatitis was a big success. The campaign, called Kick Virus B and C. was linked to the Total African Cup of Nations that took place in Egypt from 21 June to 19 July 2019.

Gilead Sciences, one of the four main sponsors of the tournament, created a special fan zone at the Cairo International Stadium that allowed fans to get more information on the disease and pledge their support by kicking a football.

Hepatitis B and C is now one of the biggest infectious disease killers in Africa surpassing HIV/AIDS and TB in some countries.

As part of the campaign, Gilead tasked leading Gilead Sciences asked leading African experts to share their views on the disease. Theobald Owusu-Ansah, the President of the Hepatitis Foundation of Ghana and the Hepatitis Coalition of Ghana shed some light on Ghana’s fight against hepatitis.

To read Owusu- Ansah's feature click here

For a more detailed overview of how Ghana is fighting hepatitis and how Gilead Sciences is leading the charge against this disease click here