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HEPATITIS VACCINATION PROGRAM

Hepatitis B is an inflammatory liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV) that results in liver cell damage. This damage can lead to scarring of the liver (cirrhosis) and increased risk of liver cancer in some people. About 80,000
The situation of Hepatitis is very alarming in Pakistan. According to WHO, at present there are ten million patients of Hepatitis in Pakistan. 5-7% of the Pakistani population is patients of Hepatitis-C. Doctors are stressing on vaccinations of Hepatitis by every healthy individual. It is unfortunate that children also suffer from this problem.
HBV is found in blood, seminal fluid, and vaginal secretions. The risk of transmission is increased in these situations:

  • Sexual contact with an infected person.
  • Living in the same household with an infected individual.
  • Contact with infected blood or seminal fluid and contaminated needles, including tattoo/body piercing instruments.
  • HBV-infected mother to her newborn at time of delivery (prenatal blood tests for HBV should always be done if there is a suspicion of HBV).

Methodology

The vaccination of Hepatitis was initially started at Sheikhupura with the collaboration of local laboratory, but after that we have contacted to different hospitals and laboratories in other areas. We advertise our camping schedule in the target area then the team of doctor and other staff holds camps.

Achievements

The Hepatitis vaccinations camps were held at following areas (Lahore and Sheikhupura) Pakistan

Targeted Areas
No of direct beneficiaries
Rasool Nagar Sheikhupura
440
Old City Sheikhupura
242
Khalid Road Sheikhupura
75
Jandyala Sheir Khan Sheikhupura
35
Miraj Pura Sheikhupura
160
Muhammad Pura Sheikhupura
14
St. Mary’s Colony Lahore
125
Youhanabad Lahore
276
Singh Pura Lahore
35
Shahdara Lahore
96
10
1498


(May 2002-May 2006)

     
     

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