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
World Hepatitis Day 1
World Hepatitis Day 1

Achievements Breakup for Sindh Region (Sanghar, Tando Allahyar and Ghotki from May 2021 – August 2021

1. Treatment:

 Patients Identified through screening / referral = 1082

Patients Registered                                            =   779

Patients Completed Treatment                           =   245

Patients on going                                               =    534

 

Patients SVR Due                                               = 449

Patients SVR Achieved                                      = 313 (70%)

* Due to covid 19 People are not coming for SVR but we are following up

2. Finding the “Missing Million” in Sindh - May 2021 – August 2021:

Screening camps held                         = 123

Number of population screened           = 13,315

Number found Hep C positive              = 300 (2.3 %)

Number found Hep B positive              = 44 (0.3 %)  

We require support from valuable donors to fight this silent killer called hepatitis.  

World Hepatitis Day 2
World Hepatitis Day 2
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Screening Activity
Hep B Vaccination
Hep B Vaccination
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Doctor Consulting Patient
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These are challenging times for us all as the Current Pandemic has changed the health care scenario globally.

Covid -19 situation has severely affected Hepatitis Elimination activities in Pakistan too, with lockdowns and social distancing; it has been very hard to maintain the tempo of community sensitization, screening to find the missing millions and Hep B vaccination within high risk communities.

Nevertheless, we at THF knew the severity of hepatitis vis a vis corona. We couldn't ignore the needy people for a long time. We started back with our activities in the field on a limited scale soon after the lockdown was eased.

No patient has missed the lifesaving medication during all this period and we have ensured that all patients’ ongoing treatment are followed up in a timely manners and requisite medicines is provided to Hepatitis patients.

Achievement till date:

  • More than 1,114,000 high risk population sensitized with targeted and tailor made health awareness session
  • 451,623 populations above 5 years of age fully immunized against Hepatitis B in selected high prevalent focus areas
  • Screened 239,320+ individuals for Hep B and Hep C
  • 17,000 + identified Hep B and C in adopted intervention areas linked to Free, timely and quality treatment services

Breakup of Activities:

Achievements from Feb 2021 - April 2021:-

1. Treatment:

 Patients Identified through screening / referral = 810

Patients Registered                                            =1,521

Patients Completed Treatment                           = 1,143

Patients SVR Due                                               = 374

Patients SVR Done                                             = 287 (75%)

Patients SVR Achieved                                       = 287 (75%)

 

2. Finding the “Missing Million”:

Screening camps held                         = 115

Number of population screened           = 8566

Number found Hep C positive              = 556 (6.5 %)

Number found Hep B positive              = 137 (1.6 %)  

We are doing our best to treat all patients but this cannot be achieved unless we have you as our invaluable donors who can back us in our fight against hepatitis.  

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Hep B Vaccination 1
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Hep B Vaccination 2
Screening Activity to find the missing millions
Screening Activity to find the missing millions
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Screening To Find the missing millions 2

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Find The Missing Millions

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

We have recently inaugurated Hepatitis Free Kemari Project in collaboration with Gilead.

An American biotechnology company Gilead Sciences, Inc. joined hands with The Health Foundation and M.M Group Pvt. Ltd.  for Viral Hepatitis Elimination in Pakistan.

The first of its kind partnership for Viral Hepatitis Elimination aims to improve awareness, screening, and linkage-to-care for viral hepatitis and ensure a work environment that is free from any discrimination for those with the disease. Screening is carried out in the community camps and identified patients will be treated at KPT Hospital Free of Cost.

The clinic was inaugurated by Mr. Shah Nawaz Judoon (Member Provincial Assembly Sindh), Firdios Shamim Naqvi (Member Provincial Assembly Sindh) and Mr. Mahmood Moulvi (Advisor of Minintry of Maritime Affairs.)

Talking at the launch, Mr. Firdous Shamim Naqvi said that we hope to eliminate viral hepatitis in Pakistan by promoting public private collaborations. It is important area for us to focus on, as this disease disproportionately inflicts the poor and marginalized who usually suffer at the hands of bad health systems and practices. For all these reasons, the public health goal of viral hepatitis elimination and the launch of this coalition to support this cause is extremely opportune. It is indeed, a very pragmatic step by the industry and stakeholders, he said.

He added that there is a need and we understand that elimination of viral Hepatitis on a national scale requires public awareness and appropriate prevention strategies to tackle the epidemic.  

Pakistan has the second highest burden of viral hepatitis in the world, with an estimated 20 million people suffering from Hepatitis B or C. According to a recent estimate, over 200,000 new patients develop Hepatitis every year, and 10% to 40% of people with chronic infection may develop cirrhosis and potentially liver cancer. Many people contract the infection unknowingly, because of reuse of syringes, dental equipment and barber shop equipment. 

Highly effective treatments for hepatitis C can cure the infection in over 95% of people. Hepatitis B can be prevented through vaccination. Those with chronic hepatitis B infection can manage the disease with lifelong treatment.

The inauguration of the clinic was followed up by a visit to the field where the team interacted with the lady health workers and praised their efforts for their hard work and dedication in the community.

Currently there are over 12 million reported Hepatitis cases in Pakistan. Till date THF has sensitized more than 1 million target population, treated 15,251 patients and has immunized 977,103 high risk population against Hepatitis. However, a lot more work has to be done. Let’s reach the 12 million together!


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Screening Site at Kemari Project.
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                                                     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 !!

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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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The Health Foundation

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