The Association of Physicians of Pakistani descent of North America (APPNA) and Islamic Relief USA (IR-USA) in collaboration with Khyber Medical University (KMU) will organize Hepatitis C Awareness Day on 29th November that will create awareness about the prevention of Hepatitis C, its causes and treatment across major medical institutions and hospitals across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, says a press release issued by KMU on Tuesday. According to details the objective of organizing this day is to spread awareness regarding safe blood transfusion, proper medical waste disposal and disinfection of surgical tools while mobilizing masses in the efforts against the spread of Hepatitis C.
It said that APPNA & IR-USA will provide educational material such as awareness posters, brochures, guidelines, workbooks and animated video messages.
It added that APPNA and IR-USA’s partner institutions in Pakistan plan to organize a range of activities including awareness walks, poster-making competitions, seminars, outreach activities targeting barbers, quacks, beauty salons, and holding press conferences.
The press release said that screening and awareness stalls will be set up in the premises of medical colleges, hospitals and educational institutions.
Furthermore, medical students will arrange for interactive awareness sessions in localities which are most vulnerable to Hepatitis C.
It concluded that VC KMU Prof. Dr. Mohammad Hafizullah in his brief statement urged all interested participants and contributors to take part in this cause to spread awareness about Hepatitis C. He requested all the concerned quarters to play their due role in preventing the population of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from this epidemic through active participation in the awareness campaign.