Hepatitis C Awareness and Screening

Hepatitis C is an infectious disease caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV) that primarily affects the liver. During the initial infection people often have mild or no symptoms. Occasionally a fever, dark urine, abdominal pain, and yellow tinged skin occur.

UPVHA partnered with Mylan for spreading awareness about Hepatitis C and its symptoms among public. The project also aims at early detection of Hepatitis C among high risk groups using testing kits provided by Mylan.

The project covered six districts (Ambedkar Nagar, Azamgarh, Barabanki, Hapur, Meerut, and Muzaffarnagar) and 71 blocks.

The achievements are:

Nearly 6 lakh people were reached through this campaign. Awareness was spread through community meetings, wall paintings, and loudspeakers in haats/bazars/melas. Door to door visits were also made in some places.
9,851 people were tested across all project districts for Hepatitis B and C. A total of 14643 testing kits were used.
249 people were found positive – 210 for Hepatitis C and 39 for Hepatitis B