Chennai Liver Foundation-- India
Summary and objectives
About 2-3 % of Indian population are chronic carriers of either Hepatitis B or C. Given the population of India is 1.3 billion, there is a huge problem. We believe education is the best way forward.
Hence we do a lot of community teaching and awareness programme and encourage people to get tested. The Government of India is now determined more than ever and we are collaborating with the government to achieve the goal of elimination by 2030.
As our trust is being run by Liver specialists, linkage to care has never been a problem and we are adding more and more patients to treatment each day.
We are one of the largest organisations n India working for elimination of Viral Hepatitis. We have published our work in European journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology in Sep 2018.
Funding has been one of our major issues
Collaboration between various organisations and the government has been a big challenge.