VFAHT in collaboration with the Hepatitis & Infection Control Program, Punjab, organizedContinue reading
Viral Hepatitis B and C are still rampant in Pakistan. VFAHT in collaboration withContinue reading
Wicked Hepatitis and Vile Corona
VFAHT – Amna Inayat Medical College arranged a “Wicked Hepatitis and Vile Corona” public awareness activity at Allied School Jubilee Town Campus, Lahore on 25th August 2021.
It was an interactive awareness session on the prevention of Hepatitis and the Corona Virus. Students were engaged in different fun-learning activities like quizzes, painting competition, and Roleplay.
Students were awarded a certificate of participation and gift hampers.
The team showed full adherence to COVID-19 SOPs during the activity. Masks were also distributed.
Be the Voice against Hepatitis
Volunteers under the Waterborne infections division of VFAHT-AIMC visited the food street area of Barkat Market, Lahore on August 12, 2021. A team of 24 volunteers divided into 12 teams, took part in this community campaign under public awareness and outreach program. In this activity, they counseled the restaurant workers, stallholders, and helpers of 40 shops about the spread of hepatitis A, E, and typhoid. They also briefed them about the symptoms, mode of transmission, and simple preventive measures. The workers were encouraged to put up leaflets containing the provided information in their workplace. The volunteers received a very positive response from the area they covered.
VFAHT-DUHS commemorated World Hepatitis Day through a social media campaign from July 29, 2021, to August 04, 2021.
Viral hepatitis classified as hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E, may present with similar symptoms, but vary greatly in their range of prognosis. Hepatitis A is always an acute disease, while hepatitis B, C, and D are most likely to become ongoing and chronic. Hepatitis E is usually acute but can be particularly dangerous in pregnant women. These threatening outcomes when paired with a lack of awareness in our population, become a major contributing factor to the declining public health in our part of the world. Hence, our online campaign aimed to bridge these gaps in knowledge and highlight the importance of timely attention to these commonly prevalent diseases.
Posters were published on social media platforms for each type of hepatitis. It was viewed and shared across different profiles contributing to the achievement of our goals, spreading awareness through masses, where the viewers not only got to learn the facts but also what can be done at their end to ensure health and safety of their lives and of those around them.
Viral Hepatitis B and C, causing chronic liver disease, complications and death,Continue reading