IQ Research Journal-Open Access-ISSN:2790-4296

Study prevalence of Hepatitis C virus infection among adult patients attending in Beldewein – Hiran - Somalia.



Authors Name: Abdulhalim Abdullahi Mohamed, Atanga Desmond Funwie. Paper Title Study prevalence of Hepatitis C virus infection among adult patients attending in Beldewein – Hiran – Somalia.

IQ Research Journal of IQ res. j. (2022)1(1): pp 01-08. Vol. 001, Issue 001, 01-2022, pp. 0478-0486

Received: 01 12, 2021; Accepted: 20 01, 2022; Published: 27 01, 2022


Background of study the worldwide sero-prevalence of HCV estimated to be 2.5% ranges from 2.9% in Africa and 1.3% in America and the prevalence among blood donors varies from 0.4 to 19.2%. The estimated chance of HCV transmission during blood transfuses ranges from 0.10 to 2.33 per million units transfused. According to WHO estimation, in 2015 about 71 million people infected with hepatitis C virus and a significant number of cases continue to an incessant carrier which is at risk for liver cirrhosis and cancer. In Africa nationwide estimation of HCV is limited and those studies are usually outdated.

Objectives: To identify Prevalence of Hepatitis C virus infection among adult patient attending Hiran Regionl Hospital, B.weine- Somalia. Problem statement The most risk factors of this disease is attacking the liver of the person and it also cause cirrhosis and liver cancer that leads to morbidity or mortality because of it is un treated in factious .So when I saw these, the researcher decided to base on this condition in order to get detailed picture about community awareness on this condition(WHO2010) the problem of Hepatitis are common in Beledweine district Hiran region, Since Somalia has lost it central government in 1991 and the country low less by then the health system infrastructure resulted into severe distraction and missed all the basic health care and the public health sector and the private sectors failed to recap the basic needs of the community about Hepatitis C virus and its Associated factors, therefore Hepatitis C virus is very dangerous in our society and entire of the world.(Villeneuve JP, et al. 2000 ) It is a part of sexual transmitted infections (STDs) that easily spread from person to person and if should not be taken a suitable steps to prevent it carefully. Research Design a descriptive case study approach was used in order to determine and report about the Study
prevalence of Hepatitis C virus infection among adult patients attending in Beldewein – Hiran –Somalia.

Finding The majority respondent age were the age above 36years (28%), were 40(26.7%) 30-35 Years were 36 (24%) 18-23 Years were 32(21.3%) 24-29 Years. The majority of gender was 120 (80%) of respondents were Female while 30(20%) of respondents were Male. The majority responded marital state were 120 (80%) of the respondents were