Kenneth Kabagambe


Kenneth Kabagambe is the Founding Executive Director of the National Organization for People Living with Hepatitis B (NOPLHB) the only patient driven Non-Governmental Organization advocating for the rights of Hepatitis B patients in Uganda. He is also a member of the Hepatitis Technical Working Committee of the Ministry of Health.

Kenneth is also the Past Executive Board Member for the African Region at the World Hepatitis Alliance. Kenneth has attended high level consultancy workshops by WHO on Viral Hepatitis. Kenneth was one of the judges during the WHO Hepatitis testing contest that emerged into the Hepatitis B and C testing guidelines.

Kenneth is also a member of the African Union Hepatitis Technical Working Group

He is the brain behind the African Hepatitis Summit 2019 held in Kampala that brought over 600 regional and global leaders working on viral hepatitis for a high-level meeting that led to the Egyptian support towards the treatment of hepatitis C patients in Africa.

Kenneth has extensive patient experience in the field of Viral Hepatitis as he has spent most of his entire life working on advocating for patients’ rights in accessing quality diagnosis, care and treatment.

He holds a Bachelors’ degree in social sciences with a bias in Sociology and Public Administration of Makerere University Kampala.

His aim is to strengthen the patient voice in Africa and across the global in recognizing the growing burden of Viral Hepatitis which now claims more people than HIV/AIDS but still not given the profile it deserves the reason he has initiated the Africa Hepatitis Initiative (AHI) a Pan African organization with a vision is to mitigate the impact of viral hepatitis in Africa through collaborations with key stakeholders in viral hepatitis.