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Hepatitis B & C Screening Camp

May 29, 2024

May 29, 2024

Medsage Welfare Clinic, Garhi Shahu, Lahore

Overview

On May 29, 2024 IPAC Foundation in collaboration with The health Foundation (THF) organized a Hepatitis B & C Screening Camp at Medsage Welfare Clinic, Garhi Shahu, Lahore where a total of 87 individuals underwent screening, detecting 6 cases of Hepatitis B (02) and C (04). Blood samples were obtained from individuals who tested positive for hepatitis for PCR testing and provided with follow-up plans and counseling sessions tailored to their individual requirements.

Additionally, volunteers from VFAHT-KEMU actively engaged in raising public awareness about hepatitis within nearby residential areas through the distribution of informative pamphlets and the interactive sessions.

Special Thanks to: Mr. Shayan Gillani (VFAHT- Punjab President 2023), Dr. Nouman Aulakh and Dr. Taimoor Khan of MedSage Clinic.

 

RESULTS 

Table 01: Hepatitis B & C Screening 

Screening Test Method  HBV and HCV RDTs (Rapid Diagnostic Testing Kits) 
Population Age Range (Years)  18 – 68 

 

  Total  Males  Females 
No. of Population Screened  87  50 (57.47%)  37 (42.52%) 
HBsAg +ve  2 (2.29%)  1 (2%)  1 (2%) 
Anti-HCV +ve  4 (4.59%)  0 (%)  4 (%) 

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