Let’s eliminate Hepatitis – World Hepatitis Day at AKUH
Karachi, July 27, 2016: The Aga Khan University Hospital is organising a public health awareness session on the occasion of World Hepatitis Day to help in eliminating hepatitis which is fully preventable and treatable disease.
Viral hepatitis – known as hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E – affects millions of people worldwide, causing acute and chronic liver disease. Around the world 400 million people are infected with hepatitis B and C, more than 10 times the number of people living with HIV.
Pakistan alone has more than 13 million hepatitis sufferers, many of whom are unaware that they are carriers of the deadly virus.
On World Hepatitis Day, health professionals will urge policy-makers, health workers and the public that viral hepatitis can be prevented and it’s up to all of us to act timely.
Members of the media are cordially invited.
- World Hepatitis Day
- Dr Saeed Hamid on ‘What are the significance and key messages of the World Hepatitis Day 2016?’
- Dr Hasnain Ali Shah on ‘The burden of viral hepatitis in Pakistan’
- Dr Shahab Abid on ‘How does viral hepatitis affect your health?’
- Dr Rustam Khan on ‘How can you protect yourself from getting viral hepatitis?’
- Dr Om Parkash on ‘What do you need to do if you think you could have viral hepatitis?’
- Dr Muhammad Kamran on ‘What treatments are available to you for viral hepatitis?’
- Thursday, July 28, 2016; 3:00 – 4:00 pm
- Aga Khan University Auditorium, Stadium Road, Karachi