Pakistan Society of Gastroenterology

QUETTA :  Pakistan Society of Gastroenterology (PSG) & Infectious Diseases of Society  of Pakistan (IDSP) held their annual conferences from 1 to 3 March 2012 in Karachi. The Health  Foundation (THF) participated in both the conferences.

PSG  sources said in Karachi Tuesday an introduction of THF was given in the presentations along  with the projects that THF is running. Dr Sehr  Qaiser gave the presentation in IDSP held at  Liaquat National Hospital introducing THF and its role against Hepatitis B & C in Karachi; it  stated that THF is a nonprofit organization which has given awareness to 160,000 people for  Hepatitis B & C via multiple awareness sessions, screening of 10,000 pregnant females and that  127 infants born to the Hepatitis B positive mothers were given HBIG and Hepatitis B vaccine  within 24 hrs of birth. 180,000 children have also been vaccinated for Hepatitis B vaccine with  all doses. 1200 people are being given Hepatitis C treatment free of cost and that to date 90  million PKR has been spent against Hepatitis B/C by THF.

PSG meeting was held in Pearl Continental Hotel where Dr Ambreen Arif represented THF gave the  presentation on the Sharp Waste Management project being run in collaboration with W.H.O &  P.M.R.C in all 30 wards of Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Center (J.P.M.C). Screening of Hepatitis  B/C at the THF stall was also done for 320 people free of cost in both the conferences. People  from all walks of life including doctors from abroad also visited both the meetings.

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