Pakistan ranks 2nd in prevalence (after Egypt)and 2nd in infection (after China) and THF is doing is best to eradicate Hepatitis from Pakistan with the support of Public and Private Sector.
Establishing new partnerships/ collaborations with other NGOs and Corporates , at present 22 sentinel treatment sites are functional in 3 provinces of Pakistan for free and timely curative services to the poor , non affording patients. All efforts are made to provide all services i.e. consultation, Laboratory and medicines, to the patients under one roof.
THF is also screening out high prevalent communities to find the missing millions via our Hepatitis Free Community Model , in the last 3 months 211 camps have been held in high prevalent areas and 54572 population screened. All testing positive have been linked to appropriate health care services
With the cost of oral DAAs ( Direct acting anti-viral) being the lowest in the region, access to treatment has been made possible to a much larger population than expected. The challenge is to get cost effective, appropriate and quality lab services available at the far flung intervention areas. We have explored and developed partnership with quality labs to tackle this very important issue. But the cost of diagnostics is on the higher side
In this reporting period 68 new Hep B patients were registered for treatment and 591 Hep C have been provided with free treatment services
Another challenge is the issue of behavior change. We can keep on treating patients but the need is to get both Right Holders and Duty Bearers to adopt appropriate social and health seeking behaviors if we are to achieve the target of Hepatitis Elimination by 2030. A Comprehensive Communication strategy has been developed and is in various phases of implementation to work at this very important component of the program
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