The World Hepatitis Alliance supports campaigners and patient organisations around the world to help make a difference to the lives of the millions of people living with viral hepatitis and to prevent new infections. To find out more on what is going on in your country, use the map below to find local organisations, World Hepatitis Day initiatives and other initiatives.
You can also look at our ‘Wall of Stories’ and submit your own personal experience of living with hepatitis or find other community resources including an Online Scrapbook and our latest Newsletters. The This is hepatitis... blog features bloggers from around the world talking about their experiences with hepatitis.
Hepatitis B and C booklet
National Academy of Young Scientists working for promotion of science and research in the country, will distribute a small booklet entitled Hepatitis B and C, Aahm Malomaat in the schools and colleges of all provinces.
Due to the lack of awareness about the disease, the number of infected people is increasing each year. When contacted, NAYS President Aftab Ahmed said initially 3,000 copies of the booklet are published and this is part of NAYS community education and awareness program. NAYS is also working on other similar projects, he added.
Giving further details he said, this booklet contains basic introduction to disease and also some most frequently asked questions by the layman and the answers to these questions. It is pertinent to mention here that despite the great progress in medical science, there is no cure for HIV so far and the best way of prevention is to avoid exposure to HIV virus. At present, Pakistan s biggest problem is HBV and HCV infection as 7.4% Pakistani population is infected with hepatitis B and C.