Adopt free treatment -1000 Hepatitis C Patients

by The Health Foundation
Adopt free treatment -1000 Hepatitis C Patients
Adopt free treatment -1000 Hepatitis C Patients
Adopt free treatment -1000 Hepatitis C Patients
Adopt free treatment -1000 Hepatitis C Patients
Adopt free treatment -1000 Hepatitis C Patients
Adopt free treatment -1000 Hepatitis C Patients
Adopt free treatment -1000 Hepatitis C Patients
Adopt free treatment -1000 Hepatitis C Patients
Adopt free treatment -1000 Hepatitis C Patients
Adopt free treatment -1000 Hepatitis C Patients
Screening Site at Kemari Project.
Screening Site at Kemari Project.

                                                     Enabling a Hepatitis Free Nation.

The Health Foundation, despite the challenges faced due to Pandemic, continued to provide medicine for the treatment of Hepatitis B and C to each and every adopted patient.

As lockdown was eased, The Health Foundation has resumed its on-field operations including awareness sessions, screening/testing, treatment.

THF has inaugurated 2 new projects with the help of our supporters.

  1. Project Behbud:

Screening and treatment by The Health Foundation at Behbud Association, Clifton, Karachi.

  1. Project Kemari:

Screening and treatment of Hepatitis C patients at Kemari, Karachi.

Hepatitis Free Community models being implemented in high prevalent areas of Pakistan is already working on the key elements i.e. Identification (Screening), Prevention (mass community awareness/sensitization) and Treatment.

Till date, THF has sensitized more than 1 million target population, treated 14,670 patients and has immunized 441,339 high risk population against Hepatitis. However, seeing the magnitude of the problem this effort is like a drop in the ocean!

With the help of this platform we would like to raise much more funds to really help support THF in this uphill, challenging task to fight the menace of Hepatitis C in Pakistan which bears a huge burden of the disease (Pakistan ranks #2 in both prevalence and incidence in the world)

God bless each and every one who has contributed to saving precious lives !!

HCV Rapid Testing Kits.
HCV Rapid Testing Kits.
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The COVID 19 Pandemic has changed the health care scenario globally. So is the case seen with Hepatitis elimination activities in Pakistan too

With lockdowns and social distancing, it has been impossible to maintain the tempo of community sensitization and Hep B vaccination within high risk communities. However, we are proud to report that no patient has missed the lifesaving medication during all this period. We have ensured that all patients ongoing treatment are followed up in a timely manners are requisite medicines provided

The Heath Foundation remains aligned to the Pakistan National Elimination Strategy and continues to tackle the 2 key areas i.e.

ü  Screen, test and treat all target aged population for HCV;

ü  Develop and implement a comprehensive communication strategy for improving health and social behaviours 

Achievement till date:

  • More than 1,100,000 high risk population sensitized with targeted and tailor made health awareness session
  • 450,000 populations above 5 years of age fully immunized against Hepatitis B in selected high prevalent focus areas
  • 13,500 identified Hep B and C in adopted intervention areas linked to Free, timely and quality treatment services

An extensive social media campaign is ongoing to get the Hepatitis prevention and cure messages across.Shout outs by celebrates, technical experts, updates on what is Hepatitis, etc. have been part of this campaign


Details of our work and how THF is impacting the lives of the poor and marginalized can be seen at our website and Facebook page:

www.thehealthfoundation.org and

https://www.facebook.com/THFPK

During the current challenging COVID 19 pandemic donor support for Hepatitis patients may not be taken as a priority and ignored when giving donations.

The poor and needy Hepatitis patients need your support more than ever now! Please come forward and donate. May God Bless you and your families for this generosity!!!

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Screening
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In 2008, Pakistan, after Egypt, had the highest prevalence of HCV (5%) in the world, while it stands in the intermediate endemic countries (2-5%) for HBV. However, new HCV prevalence survey undertaken in the province of Punjab (2017) and Sindh (2019) show that the prevalence has risen to 7%.  It is estimated that 140 million populations would need screening. Out of these 10 million people will screen positive for HCV. All 10 million will undergo virus testing but virus would be present in only about 70% cases, making 7 million persons eligible for treatment

Given the above situation, Hepatitis C is considered as a national public health emergency in Pakistan. Hepatitis C has no or minimal symptoms, and until an advanced stage, a large majority of patients remain unaware of their status. Furthermore, if left untreated majority will progress to cirrhosis and liver cancer and ultimately result in a painful death

Universally there is no vaccine to prevent hepatitis C, therefore massive preventive campaigns along with universal screening, testing and treatment of the disease population is likely to eliminate the disease by 2030.

The Heath Foundation is aligned to the National Elimination Strategy and aims to tackle the 2 key areas i.e.

ü  Screen, test and treat all population over 17 years of age for HCV;

ü  Develop and implement a comprehensive communication strategy for improving health and social behaviors 

Achievement till date:

  • More than 1,100,000 high risk population sensitized with targeted and tailor made health awareness session
  • 450,000 populations above 5 years of age fully immunized against Hepatitis B in selected high prevalent focus areas
  • 11,000 identified Hep B and C in adopted intervention areas linked to Free, timely and quality treatment services

Details of our work and how THF is impacting the lives of the poor and marginalized can be seen at our website:

www.thehealthfoundation.org 

We are making all out efforts for collecting funds for this life saving cause........ SUPPORT US !!!!

Local fundraiser
Local fundraiser
Patients awaiting treatment at one THF rural site
Patients awaiting treatment at one THF rural site
Community Awareness- Key to acheiving results!
Community Awareness- Key to acheiving results!

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Hepatitis continues to be a major public health issue facing Pakistan today!

Government, private sector, National and International NGOs and Civil society all have come together to contribute to the best of their capacities in the Hepatitis Elimination program

Province level prevalence surveys as well as development of Provincial level Hepatitis Elimination Action plans are being undertaken, with support of World Health Organization and other International donor agencies, across Pakistan.

Requisite funding and timely availability of logistics and supplies remains a major challenge facing the provincial governments

The Health foundation is running both its key intervention i.e. Hepatitis Free Community projects and the country wide “Adopt a Patient” campaign for attainment of its  Awareness, Prevention and Treatment targets



Achievements from August  - October  2019 :-

1. Treatment :

 

Patients Identified through screening / referral  = 2,494

Patients Registered                                            =1,799

Patients Completed Treatment                           = 1,338

Patients SVR Due                                               = 719

Patients SVR Done                                             = 573 (80%)

Patients SVR Achieved                                       = 564 (98%)

 

2. Finding the “Missing Million”:

Screening camps held                         = 38

Number of population screened           = 3600

Number found Hep C positive              = 262 (7.3 %)

Number found Hep B positive              = 128 (3.6 %)  

Feedback from benefeciaries and more stories can be seen in the links below 

Our work is our passion ! We are committed to help the helpless  BUT...... this cannot be achieved unless we have you , our invaluable donors, at our back 

Do share our project with all your contacts and join hands for the achievement of a Hepatitis Free Pakistan !!                                                            



 

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Corporate Coalition pakistan- Pledge
Corporate Coalition pakistan- Pledge

Hepatitis is now being seen as priority publec health issue in Pakistan. Multiple partners , both public and private are joining hands in this challenging yet achievable goal of Elimating Hepatitis by 2030 

Multiple Corporates have joined hands and formed the first Corporate Coalition for Hepatitis Control in Pakistan 

The Health Foundation has signed MoUs with multiple other NGOs to add Hepatitis Prevention and Control to their agenda 

Till date 17 Hepatitis treatment sentinel sites have been established with multiple partners to provide quality care to a diverse, poorest of the poor community. All requisite services are provided under one roof 

In addition 28 referral points have also been established across the mega city of Karachi from where patients identified are referred to nearest treatment centers for free care 

Data from Jan - July 2019 :-

Patients identified                                          = 2200

Patients linked to care                                   = 1937

Patients completed treatment till date         =  1535

Patients whose SVR due                               = 692

Patients who came for SVR                           = 614 (89%)
 
Patients with SVR positive                            = 606 (98.6 %)

Screening camps held                                      = 89 

Number of population screened                       = 14,265

The Health Foundation celebrated World Hepatitis Day on 28 July . Multiple seminars/conferences, walks and rallies, screening camps were held across Pakistan 

We are doing all we can but ...... results can't be achieved alone. WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!!

Please Donate Wholeheartedly to this life saving cause

Motorbikes Hepatitis awareness rally- Ghotki
Motorbikes Hepatitis awareness rally- Ghotki
Hepatitis Seminar on WHD - Karachi
Hepatitis Seminar on WHD - Karachi
WHD walk with active participation  of community
WHD walk with active participation of community
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The Health Foundation

Location: Karachi, Sindh - Pakistan
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Project Leader:
laila rizvi
Karachi, Sindh Pakistan

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