The National Hotline on Viral Hepatitis issue is one of the components of The Partnership to Inspire, Transform and Connect the HIV response – PITCH
Source of funding: ICF “Alliance for Public Health” funded by the Government of the Netherlands, in partnership with the International HIV/AIDS Alliance (UK) and Aids Fonds (The Netherlands)
Grant Amount: 12155$
The purpose of the project
The project aims to reduce the growth of the epidemic of viral hepatitis in Ukraine, increase the awareness of the population of the country about hepatitis, spread information about available medical care for the treatment of viral hepatitis, advocate the access to the treatment of viral hepatitis for representatives of vulnerable groups, addressing information needs on the disease and pathways of its overcoming and prevention, which exist on the territory of all Ukraine as well as within a specific territory (oblast, rayon, etc.).
- patients with viral hepatitis
- patients who receive treatment for viral hepatitis
- relatives of patients with viral hepatitis
- vulnerable groups
- medical workers
- media representatives
The spread of infectious diseases in the world affects a large number of people in many countries. Back in 2013, WHO announced that viral hepatitises are the same global human problems like HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. The lack of hepatitis C prophylaxis, the hidden nature of clinical manifestations, and the grave consequences of this disease have made it a primary health problem in many countries around the world, including in Ukraine. As you know, the epidemic of viral hepatitis C in Ukraine increases every year. Currently, according to the WHO, more than 2 million people in Ukraine are infected with hepatitis C, which is about 5% of the population. And among vulnerable groups, the infection rate reaches 50%. In the world of hepatitis every year more than 350 thousand people die, and infected more than 185 million.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HepatitHotLine/