Currently, 290 million people around the world are unaware that they are living with a deadly condition. Viral hepatitis disproportionately affects marginalised communities and claims 1.4 million lives every year. Preventable deaths continue to occur despite the availability of effective vaccines and treatments for hepatitis B and cure for hepatitis C.
In order to address this global crisis, Department of Health, CTA observed the World Hepatitis day on 28 July, 2019. The goal is to raise awareness against this deadly disease among the Tibetan population.
To name few, at Dharamshala,
Dohe focused on making people understand the importance of at birth Hepatitis B vaccination
against the disease through billboard at Gangkyi.
At Tibetan Settlement Poanta, Tug of war was played among the settlers and conducted health talk to raise awareness.
At Bylakuppe free Hepatitis B screening was done to 384 settlers and Health awareness talk at Dickyi larso, lugsam and Chowkur Settlement and at Tashi lhunpo Monastery.
Similar Program was conducted at the rest of the settlements.