Friday, Jan 18, 2019

News Recap:

Photos of January 10, 2019 HepCBC Community Dinner in Memory of Phil Wilkin at Our Place
Victoria, BC January 10, 2019. A community dinner was held today at Our Place Society in memory of HepCBC’s Board Member and Prison Outreach Committee founder, Phil Wilkin. It was a truly blessed evening and we are happy to share these great photos (many thanks to photographer and event organizer, Tracy, of Our Place).

Invitation to HepCBC Info Booth at Sat. Jan. 26th SURREY HEALTH EXPO!
We’re pleased to invite the public to this FREE family-oriented event January 26, 2019 from noon to 5 pm at Surrey City Hall, 13450 104th Avenue in Surrey. HepCBC will have a “Liver Wellness” Info booth, expertly staffed by HepCBC volunteers, physician Dr. Urvashi Beruar of Sidney and microbiologist Dr. Anuradha Dhavan of Vancouver.

Egypt Shares its Hepatitis Elimination Successes with its Neighbours in Africa
CAIRO – 16 January 2019: Minister of Health Hala Zayed unveiled an Egyptian initiative to treat African people with hepatitis C, starting with the Nile Basin countries which have an estimated 3.7 million hepatitis C patients, representing 30 percent of the total number of infected people in Africa.

Mapping BC’s Core Hepatitis C Areas Improves Targeted Treatment
VANCOUVER – January 15, 2019. Mapping techniques for identifying ‘core areas’ for transmission of bacterial sexually transmitted diseases have now been applied to hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections by Canadian investigators, who anticipate this approach will facilitate HCV prevention and intervention programs.