Learn it, practice it and prevent it. To practice this ILPF did started this flagship programme “Know Hepatitis-No Hepatitis” in 2017. In this we covered till date 25 schools, 3 orphanages, 2 old-age homes, 15 institutions and 3 corporate offices and adressed to about 10,000 people. Deliberation, demonstration, flyers distribution and screening for hepatitis was undertaken free of cost in Khurdha, Cuttack and Puri districts. The beauty of the programme was that it cantered around the children who were our messengers to carry good habits for themselves, for family and the surrounding and this way to reach the masses. This will help in the WHO theme “Find the missing million” to eliminate hepatitis from world by 2030. We released booklet written by a hepatitis B patient (edited by Dr Ashok) also a movie on hepatitis (acted by liver patients, directed by Dr Ashok). Quiz and Discussion programmes were held for students at Bhubaneswar on liver diseases to make them spread the word to the masses.. Our Ambassador, the International Sand artist -Manas Sahoo, even prepared a sand art to help raise public awareness.
Sand art by International Sand artist- Manas Sahoo to raise campaign
Miss Nanhi from Haryana, who suffered hepatitis B with jaundice due to mother baby transmisssion, at very tender age and at her beginning of her carrier as athelete, but she conquered over it and proudly sharing the vision and misssion of ILPF and now an international sprinter.
International Sprinter under 19, Miss Nanhi spearheading hepatitis awareness campaign
Mr Bibhuti, a successful software engineer suffered the stigma, choose to challenge this and currently an office bearer and instrumental in spreading awareness about liver care.