The Hep-cast


S2 #2 Youth Can’t Wait – Empowering Young People in the Fight against Hepatitis

Season 2, Ep. 2

David Urick was born with hepatitis B but was only told when he was teenager. The confusion and stigma that followed had a profound and life changing impact on overcoming drug use, attempted suicide and depression. In this episode, David from the U.S. joins Professor Manal El-Sayed, a professor of paediatrics at Ain Shams University in Egypt, and Arafat Bwambale, Co-founder of the Great Lakes Peace Centre in Uganda to discuss the critical importance of working with young people to achieve elimination of viral hepatitis by 2030.


The Hep-cast is a collaboration between the World Hepatitis Alliance and Gilead Sciences. The Hep-cast is fully funded by Gilead Sciences Europe Limited.

Job bag number: IHQ-UNB-1416

Date of preparation: April 2022

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