Providing medical care for hepatitis C in Meerut. Photo: Ravi Mishra
Providing medical care for hepatitis C in Meerut. Photo: Ravi Mishra
Providing medical care for hepatitis C in Meerut
Ravi Mishra

Providing medical care for hepatitis C in Meerut

Uttar Pradesh

Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). A blood-borne virus, hepatitis C is most commonly transmitted through unsafe injection practices, reuse or inadequate sterilisation of medical equipment, and the transfusion of unscreened blood and blood products. If left untreated, hepatitis C can lead to potentially fatal conditions such as liver failure and liver cancer.

While the latest generation of hepatitis C drugs is available at a lower cost in India compared to many other countries, even relatively low medical costs can prevent poor people from seeking care.

 

 

 What We Do 

Since January 2017, MSF has been implementing a pilot hepatitis C project in collaboration with National Health Mission (NHM), Uttar Pradesh. In the first phase of the project, a hepatitis C clinic offering free care was established at the PL Sharma District Hospital in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.

In addition to tests and treatment for hepatitis C, MSF provides health education and counselling services to patients. The project aims to demonstrate the feasibility of this district-level simplified model of care, and to share best practices for replication in other high prevalence areas.

 

 

 In 2017 

Since January 2017, MSF has been implementing a pilot hepatitis C project in collaboration with National Health Mission (NHM), Uttar Pradesh. In the first phase of the project, a hepatitis C clinic offering free care was established at the PL Sharma District Hospital in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.

In July 2017, to commemorate World Hepatitis Day, MSF staff organised a skit and an awareness session on hepatitis C in the district hospital.

 

Activity Report 2017 -Uttar Pradesh

 

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