Watch Video Recording of the program here
Children's Liver Foundation & THINK Foundation
under the aegis of
International Coalition of Hepatology Education Providers
invite you to an
Awareness programme on problems related to
Thalassemia and Hepatitis C
on Monday July 28, 2014, Hall of Harmony, Nehru Centre,
Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai 400025. Time: 3.00 pm to 7.00 pm
WORLD HEPATITIS DAY
- Dr. Rashid Merchant - Thalassemia and long term issues
- Dr. Mamta Manglani - Reducing iron overload in patients of Thalassemia
- Dr. Aabha Nagral- Thalassemia and Hepatitis C - Prevention and Management
- Mr. Vinay Shetty- How can we help the Thalassemic child lead a normal life?
- Imran -My journey with Thalassemia and Hepatitis C
What is hepatitis C?
Hepatitis C is the disease of the liver caused due to infection by hepatitis C virus (HCV). It is one of the common causes of chronic liver disease and may to progressive liver disease. It is also the leading indication for liver transplantation.
How common is hepatitis C infection?
It has been estimated that the globally around 2% are infected with HCV. 170 million people are chronically infected the virus. Also 3 to 4 million people get newly infected with the virus each year. In India around 1-2% of people are infected with this virus. The disease is common among children who require multiple transfusions like those suffering from Thalassemia and hemophilia.