Centre for Global Health Policy

Hepatitis: The Future?

Date: Wednesday 26th of November

Time: 6 – 8pm

Venue: University of Sussex, Fulton Building, Room 104


This discussion addresses the various dimensions of the Hepatitis viruses at the national situation in the UK and as a global burden, particularly at the intersection of global human migration. We explore the identification of Hepatitis, access to treatment and prevention. Considering questions such as should hepatitis be recognised as a disability? We invite you to join us.



Dr. Jeremy Tibble

(Consultant Liver Specialist & Associate Chief of Medicine, Brighton & Sussex Universities Hospital NHS Trust) 

Topic: ‘What is Hepatitis? Its causes, characteristics, complications, transmissions and prevention’



Dr Sumita Verma

(Senior Lecturer Medicine, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Honorary Consultant Hepatologist, Brighton and Sussex University Hospital)

Topic: ‘Hepatitis viral contagion and the consequence of global human migration’



Paul Desmond

(Executive Director at Hepatitis B Foundation UK)

Topic: ‘The effect of hepatitis as chronic illness on mental health and the lack of recognition of hepatitis infections as disabilities. The challenges of limited resources and funding for community outreach on Hepatitis.’


The presentations was followed by a Q&A.


This event was organised by Luqman Temitayo Onikosi. For more information, please email Luqman: L.Onikosi@sussex.ac.uk.


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