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Friday, Sep 14, 2018

News Recap:

Showcasing HepCBC’s Translation Team
Canada’s various immigrant communities have been particularly devastated by viral hepatitis, as hepatitis B or hepatitis C are often endemic in Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa, and South America. Language and cultural barriers may lead to sufferers not knowing about, seeking or receiving potentially life-saving treatment. To help out, HepCBC has started translating its standard Hep B and Hep C pamphlets into some of the non-English languages of British Columbia.

HepCBC Volunteers Return to the Kitchen Table
September 1, 2018 saw HepCBC “return to the kitchen tables” of its volunteers for its operations. We have had to close both our offices and lay off all staff at least for the next few months. This was due to a temporary funding shortage, and all services continue without interruption.

New test aims to help identify thousands in B.C. unknowingly living with hepatitis C
A new pilot project seeking to screen adult British Columbians is hoping to change the situation. Five London Drugs locations in the Lower Mainland are offering screening through a new $24 finger-prick test called OraQuick HCV that can turn results around in just 20 minutes.

Events:

  • Sunday, Sept. 16th approximately 10 – 3:30 at the Bonsor Recreation Complex in Burnaby, the Chinese Health Fair, sponsored by administration of SUCCESS, who have donated a free booth to us right next to the VIDC booth. VIDC will be doing testing again.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 25th approximately 11 am – 3 pm is the Downtown Eastside ALLEY Health Fair, location is intersection of Hastings and Columbia Streets in Vancouver. Once again, they have donated tables and tents to all participants. And once again,our booth will be located next to VIDC.
More information here: http://hepcbc.ca/hepcbc-events/