Millions of lives are affected by the Hepatitis B & C viruses in India. It is estimated that Hepatitis is the world's eighth biggest killer. United Way Mumbai's 'Pahal' initiative aims to tackle the problem through the simple technique of awareness. Since 2012, UWM worked with AmeriCares India Foundation on 'Pahal' to help weaken the grip of Hepatitis infection in India. The project focused on underprivileged communities in Mumbai, where there is low access to effective healthcare and awareness levels are minimal. The aim was to get the trained youth health educators (Green Ribbon Brigade) to go out into the community to spread awareness regarding Hepatitis B & C infection. Project Pahal took into consideration, the learning from UWM's last Hepatitis program, 'Yuvroshni' and carried out the already successful awareness activities and testing, focusing specifically on underprivileged communities all over Mumbai.