By Naila Ahmed - Executive Director SHINE Humanity
In our effort to create a more impactful approach toward delivery of healthcare, SHINE Humanity periodically conducts health awareness campaigns in our facilities. We recently conducted a Hepatitis camp.The camp set up in the grounds in front of the clinic was attended by more than a 100 people. SHINE had partnered with the Health Foundation, a reputable non-profit working towards raising awareness about Hepatitis. There were a number of speakers who spoke in the local vernacular to the audience apprising them of the signs, symptoms and treatment options of the deadly disease . All 100+ people in the audience were then screened for Hepatitis. The results that came in were shocking but an indication of how prevalent this disease is among the community. Out of the 105 tested, 28 patients were Hepatitis C positive and 5 were Hepatitis B positive. This is around 30% of the screened population. The positive patients will now be enrolled in our Hep C Treatment Program, where they will undergo further testing and also receive free treatment for their disease in our facility.
These people were able to get the help they need because of the generosity of our donors. We are extremely thankful for your support.
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