Karachi: Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) is organizing a Health Awareness Walk on Hepatitis A & B on 27th April 2014 Sunday which will start from Karachi Press Club to PMA House Karachi.
This walk is meant to create awareness regarding Hepatitis A & B, which are very common amongst the masses. Both types of Hepatitis are preventable by vaccination or avoiding the causes which are responsible for Hepatitis A&B infection.
The Hepatitis – A is caused by contaminated water & / or unhygienic food and Hepatitis- B is caused by infected blood transfusion, unsafe sex, sharing needles, tools, toothbrush, razor, dental instrument or other personal item, baby can have Hepatitis B from infected mother or even by breast feeding. Getting tattoo marks and ear, nose piercing is also a cause.
PMA believed that getting vaccinated against Hepatitis A&B can drastically reduce the occurrence of the disease.
Doctors, nurses, paramedical staff, medical students, members of the civil societies, NGO’s and citizens are requested to participate in the walk.