Over 90% of people living with Viral Hepatitis in Africa are not aware of the scourge; especially the women and children who are the most vulnerable because of the routes of transmission - sexual, mother to child and child to child being the most common in Africa. Thus we are planning to reverse the trend by halting new infections and reversing the trend in our goal towards elmination of Viral Hepatitis by 2030 through the women of Africa by training 10,000 women as Champions in Hepatitis WWCs.
95% of people who suffer from viral hepatitis are not aware of the condition, Women are the most affected so we strated the Women in Hepatitis Africa WIHA, to assist women get ahead of the problem especiallyy through Awareness, Sensitization and elimination agenda in line with |WHO, PMTCT prevention of mother to child transmission, child to child and sexual transmission.
The project will run an Awareness, Sensitization, Screening and Vaccination Programme especially for women but also for their husbands and children. So far, without ant grant, we have screened over 10,000 on our own since our inception in April 2017 including screening at the Presidency and Vice Presidency, Top women, for impact and to secure stakeholder buy-in for Policy Implementation and Policy Drive.
Long term effects are mainly the impact among women, especially pregnant women and nursing mothers as well as widows...we are working with the most vulnerable women. Our goal is to reach 10,000 women by 2020 with the TOT Training, such women will become WIHA Women Champions WWCs all over Africa. The impact will result in 1 million women having heard about Hepatitis in Africa by 2020; that will lead to eradication as the million would have impacted at least 10 million by 2030.