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Project for prevention of Hepatitis B & C infections through IEC, community participation and targeted immunization
An initiative of United Way of Mumbai
with support from Bristol Myer Squibb Foundation
Background:

It is estimated that the total numbers of HBV and HCV carriers in India is about 40 and 15 million respectively (2006). The estimated national prevalence rate for HBV is 4.7%, primarily due to lack of awareness. However, there are no dedicated campaigns undertaken by government either for vaccination, awareness generation, or for diagnosis and treatment targeting on children (more than 1 year old) and adults. In the absence of universal immunization for prevention, targeted intervention stands out as the best option.

Keeping this in mind, United Way of Mumbai has launched a unique program, "Yuvroshni", in partnership of Alert India, with medical interventions and Information-Education-Communication (IEC) campaigns in selected civic wards of Mumbai city and identified areas of Navi Mumbai and Thane district. The project commenced in January 2011 and the impact of the interventions can be gauged by the number of people connected with, tested, provided vaccinations, and also the overall medical management of affected people.

Project Impact till date:

United Way Mumbai Helpline is a pioneering initiative of United Way of Mumbai which makes efforts at addressing a host of civic issues that affect the day to day life of city of Mumbai.

For Further Details Contact Us At:
United Way of Mumbai, 309, 3rd Floor, Nirman Kendra Premises Co-op Soc Ltd,
Famous Studio Lane, Dr. E. Moses Road,
Mahalaxmi Estate, Mumbai - 400 011. Tel: 022- 24937676/ 86
Website: www.mumbaihelpline.org; www.unitedwaymumbai.org Email: contact@mumbaihelpline.org