World Hepatitis Day Commemoration, 2016
United Way Mumbai observed
Hepatitis Week 2016 from 22nd to 30th July to mark World
Hepatitis Day on 28th July. As part of this various high impact
interventions were carried out that
included Information-Education-Communication (IEC) campaigns for vulnerable and
high risk groups in the community, facilitating testing and vaccination
that were carried out during the week included:
testing and vaccination for Commercial Sex Workers (CSW) for Hepatitis B with
SAI, Sanghini and Prerana organisation.
Sessionson Hepatitis B & C with focus on LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) groups along with free voluntary testing and
conducted training sessions and have sensitised 420 Commercial Sex Workers, through one-to-one interaction, and
provided free voluntary testing facilities for these CSWs and their children,
for Hepatitis B.
- UWM partnered with Humsafar Trust, Yaariyan, Umang, Gay Bombay,
Aarju Foundation, Gaurav and Humsaaya trust, for mobilization of members of
- An informative talk on viral hepatitis was organised on 30th July 2016, with testing and vaccination facilities.
- 100 LGBTQ
group members from Mumbai city were tested and vaccinated for hepatitis B.
from each NGO were given training in the month of August by UWM, on Hepatitis
B, to guide the patients for further treatment.