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KIT - Royal Tropical Institute The Hepatitis C epidemic: burden, determinants & strategies : a roadmap for Pakistan Voeg aan bewaarset toe
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Auteur(s) A. Asghar
Instituut KIT - Royal Tropical Institute
Afdeling Development, Policy and Practice
Opleiding Master of Public Health
Jaar 2012
Uitgever KIT - Royal Tropical Institute [etc.]
Plaats Amsterdam
Pagina's 66
Organisatie KIT - Royal Tropical Institute, VU - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Onderwerp Health and Nutrition
Trefwoord disease prevention and control, health services
Gebied South Asia
Land Pakistan
Samenvatting About 170 are chronically infected with hepatitis C (HCV) around the world and run the risk of developing liver cancer. In Pakistan, approximate 5% of the population are chronic carriers , affecting both genders from all age groups and social classes though certain groups suffer more. It is spread through contact with infected blood. While in developed countries this is through invasive drug use, in developing countries it through medical equipment. Determinants, play a vital role in HCV transmission and spread and are often intertwined. However, the factors much like the disease are not well understood and not contextual. As a result, there is a need to understand these factors for formulate evidence-based interventions in an efficient and equitable manner. The interventions thus far have been combined with HIV and hepatitis B strategies, thus tackling multiple diseases at once. But interventions must be more holistic and include involvement from other sectors, e.g. urban affairs and housing to make a dent in prevalence. Furthermore, with populations becoming more mobile, so has the virus. In the wake of the recent global response to viral hepatitis and recent WHO initiatives, this is the perfect time to use the momentum, develop a roadmap for Pakistan and mobilize resources and efforts. This thesis attempts to provide an understanding about the determinants and formulate a road map for Pakistan.
Taal English
Categorie Research
Type document Master's thesis
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