We are a patient led organization initiated in 2019; whose mission is to engage, empower and strengthen communities in the fight to eliminate hepatitis in Africa.

A hepatitis free future is within our reach, each of us has a role to play to achieve it.

Lutamaguzi Emmanuel - Executive Director

Our interventions focus at working with and through hepatitis patients an local communities with integrated and community driven solutions based on scientific evidence, innovation, creativity and multidisciplinary partnerships in a compassionate environment.

We work with service providers, healthcare consumers and key stakeholders to improve quality of life for people affected by viral hepatitis and increase local communities access to quality hepatitis services to all without discrimination through training, education, research, patient support and advocacy.

About HAO
HAO Goal

To contribute towards the End of hepatitis in Africa

HAO Vision

A hepatitis free Africa

HAO Mission

To engage, strengthen and empower communities in the fight against hepatitis in Africa

HAO Objectives

  1. To advocate & create awareness on viral hepatitis.

  2. To empower, care & support individuals affected by hepatitis.

  3. To promote & advocate for affordable, accessible & better service delivery for all.

  4. To enhance the institutional capacity of HAO for effective program implementation.
One Life, One Liver - Protect Both
HAO Core Areas of Focus
supporting the fight against liver disease in Uganda
  • Advocacy
  • Patient Support
  • Research
  • Community empowerment


Hajji Lutakome Moses Mukwaya the chairman board of directors at Hepatitis Aid Organization
Hajji Lutakome Moses

BOD Chairman

His a teacher by profession and the former Chair Kayunga district service commission. He has vast knowledge in human resource management with experience heading top schools.

Rtn. Jakob Ssendawula

BOD Treasurer

His a humanitarian with Rotary International and Past District Rotaract Representative. He has several years of experience in financial management and auditing, working with DFCU bank one of the leading financial institutions.

Rtn PDRR Jakob Ssendawula BOD Treasurer
Dr Apica Betty a BOD member at the hepatitis Aid Organization
Dr. Apica Betty
BOD member

She is a gastroenterologist and head of the hepatitis clinic at Mulago National Referral Hospital the largest hospital in Uganda. She is also a member of the Uganda Gastroenterologists Society