Immunization of HBSAG (-Ve) Children in Eid Babiker (Khelwa)


Hepatitis B virus is the main cause of chronic liver infection. More than 65 million people are infected worldwide; In Sudan the prevalence is about 8%.
UMST, in collaboration with Ibn Sina Hospital, is carrying a campaign to vaccinate all children at Ed Babiker Khelwa who are negative for Hepatitis B virus with the vaccines. The number of pupils at Ed Babiker Khelwa is around 1200 pupils, and their age ranges from 6 years to 23 years; they are mainly from Darfur states.
A questionnaire was designed for the pupils showing the history of previous infection and jaundice in siblings or parents.
Blood samples are collected (Sera) and examined for (HBSAG) – if the result is positive, the children will be referred to Ibn Sina Hospital for management with follow up.
Those who are seronegative will be vaccinated by HBV vaccine.