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35 Million Indians Have Either Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C.
Many Don't Know It!

Hepatitis is the second most common infectious cause of death worldwide.

Every day, 3500 people die because of Hepatitis B and C

12% of 254 million Hepatitis infected people are children

Free Rapid Screening and Awareness Programme 

Knowledgeum Academy a JAIN Group initiative has joined hands with Aster Hospital, J P Nagar, to conduct a special drive in recognition of World Hepatitis Day. This initiative aims to raise awareness about hepatitis, its various forms, and the importance of prevention and early detection through a free health camp.

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Hepatitis Awareness Month

Increasing Awareness to Eradicate Hepatitis: Guest Talk on Hepatitis by Dr. Naveen Ganjoo Renowned Hepatologistat Knowledgeum Academy between 11:30AM-12:30PM on 27th July, 2024.

Dr. Naveen Ganjoo

Dr. Naveen Ganjoo is a hepatologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of liver diseases. His expertise encompasses a wide range of liver conditions, and he has extensive experience performing liver transplants, having performed over 400 procedures. Dr. Ganjoo is actively involved in medical research, contributing to the development of innovative treatment options for liver disease. He works at Aster RV Hospital, JP Nagar, Bangalore.

To know more about Dr. Naveen Ganjoo, Click Here

Complimentary Basic Health Check-up includes: 

Height & Weight
Diabetes Test
Blood Pressure Test

The procedures before and after testing for Hepatitis B and C are generally straightforward:

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  • Fasting: In some cases, fasting for a few hours before the blood test might be recommended. However, this is not always necessary.
  • Hydration: Staying well-hydrated is important. Drink plenty of water before the test.
  • Wear loose sleeves: This will make it easier for the healthcare professional to draw blood.
  • Medications: Inform the healthcare professional at the camp if you are taking any medications.
  • Pressure: Apply gentle pressure to the injection site with a cotton ball or gauze pad for a few minutes to minimize any bleeding.
  • Bandage: A small bandage might be applied. You can remove it after a short time if there's no further bleeding.
  • Resume activities: You can resume your normal activities after the test.
  • Results: The timeframe for receiving test results will depend on the hospital procedures.
  • Additional Notes: No special preparation is needed for the (height, weight, BMI, blood sugar).

Remember, these are general guidelines. For specific instructions related to the Hepatitis B and C testing or the health check-ups offered at the Knowledgeum Academy and Aster Hospital drive, it's best to consult the organizers directly.

What is Hepatitis?  

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Hepatitis is a serious condition characterized by inflammation of the liver, often caused by viral infection. There are five main types of hepatitis viruses: A, B, C, D, and E. Among these, Hepatitis B and C are the most concerning, leading to chronic illness in millions worldwide. These chronic forms are the leading cause of liver cirrhosis, liver cancer, and deaths related to viral hepatitis.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is highlighting a worrying trend: a recent outbreak of unexplained chronic hepatitis affecting children. While deaths from other diseases like tuberculosis and HIV are declining, deaths caused by hepatitis are on the rise.

Do You Know Why Hepatitis is Called the Silent Killer? 

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Staggering Statistics

9 out of 10 people suffering from hepatitis are unaware they have it.

1.34 million deaths occur annually due to hepatitis, similar to HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.

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Hepatitis B & C: The Silent Killers

No Early Symptoms: Often, there are no symptoms in the early stages.

Highly Infectious: Hepatitis B is 50-100 times more infectious than HIV.

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Risk Factors

Unsafe Blood Transfusions: Receiving contaminated blood or blood products.

Unsterile Medical Equipment: Using non-sterile needles and syringes.

Mother-to-Child Transmission: During childbirth if the mother is infected.

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Prevention and Early Detection

Vaccination: Effective vaccines are available for hepatitis B.

Safe Practices: Use sterile needles, to ensure safe blood transfusions.

Regular Screening: Early detection can save lives and prevent severe complications.

Save yourself from Hepatitis with these 5 prevention methods 

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  1. Get Vaccinated against Hepatitis B and C
  2. Don’t Share Needles. Hepatitis C spreads through blood to blood contact, so make sure that injections are not reused.
  3. Avoid Contact with Blood, always wear gloves and masks in a hospital environment.
  4. Use your own Grooming Gear, do not share toothbrush, razor or nail clippers with anyone else.
  5. If you plan on getting a piercing or a tattoo, ensure that the shop is licensed and that needles are not reused

Please contact us at +917353012392 if you have any queries about the free screening

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver, often caused by viral infections. It can lead to serious health issues like liver damage, liver failure, or liver cancer if not treated properly.
Several viruses cause hepatitis, the most common being the Hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E viruses. Hepatitis viruses also contain the Epstein-Barr virus which causes mononucleosis.
Yes, hepatitis B can be transmitted through tattooing if the equipment is not properly sterilised and used needles are shared. Always ensure that tattoo parlours follow strict hygiene practices.
Hepatitis itself is not inherited, but certain genetic factors can influence susceptibility to the disease. However, a mother with hepatitis B can pass the virus to her baby during childbirth.
Hepatitis can affect individuals of all ages, but certain types, like hepatitis A, are more common in children, while hepatitis B and C are often seen in adults due to their modes of transmission.
Yes, the hepatitis screening at our event is completely free of charge.
The event starts at 9 AM on 27th July 2024.
The event is taking place at Knowledgeum Academy.
Yes, registration is required to ensure we can manage the number of attendees and provide efficient service. You can register online or on-site at the event.
Knowledgeum Academy is a premier IB World School located in Jayanagar, that offers IBDP and IBCP* for grades 11 and 12. It focuses on holistic development and excellence in learning. For this event, they are collaborating with Aster RV Hospital, a renowned health organisation dedicated to promoting public health and awareness.

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