Maps and Statistics about Hepatitis B and C in Canada

Who has hepatitis B and hepatitis C in Canada? In order to eliminate viral hepatitis, it is very important to know the answers to this complex question! Looking at Canada's hepatitis C statistics, the largest group of people with hepatitis C is made up of people born outside Canada, followed by former users of IV drugs, then by current users of IV drugs (PWID). Hepatitis B and C are spread through blood-to-blood contact, so IV drug use is a logical ri

Newcomer & Immigrant Outreach

Click HERE for TRANSLATIONS of hepatitis B or hepatitis C information in አማርኛ عربى বাংলা  简体中文  中國傳統的  English français  فارسی  pilipino  Deutsch  हिंदी  한국어 ພາສາລາວ  Монгол Oromo ਪੰਜਾਬੀ  Soomaali  Español  Kiswahili  தமிழ்   ภาษาไทย  ትግርኛ   Türk  اردو   Tiếng Việt Why is HepCBC especially trying to connect with newcomers and immigrants from certain countries, and the organizations to which they belong or visit? It is because the countries they c

BC’s Nurse Practitioners Can Now Prescribe Treatment for Hepatitis C

PharmaCare now accepts Special Authority requests from NPs for HCV treatments! Best HCV treatment and elimination news we've heard in ages...this should help many more people get into BC's HCV treatment pipeline and make Elimination of Hepatitis C in BC by our goal of 2030 much more likely! As of October 30, 2019, Nurse Practitioners in BC have been permitted to fill out "Special Authority Requests for Hepatitis C treatment. These are the prescriptions ne

Rural, Remote, Northern

RURAL, REMOTE, & NORTHERN COMMUNITIES How can we eliminate viral hepatitis in small, isolated communities such as in rural parts of BC's Interior, Kootenays, or the North? There is a lack of doctors, there are few if any specialists, and frankly it's really hard to get confidential hepatitis testing or treatment when the Community Health Representative at your tiny health unit is your sister-in-law, right? We're happy to say help is on the way:

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NEWCOMERS to CANADA, immigrants, family, caregivers, and friends - scroll down to view HBV and HCV education resources below in: አማርኛ عربى বাংলা  简体中文  中國傳統的  English français  فارسی  pilipino  Deutsch  हिंदी  한국어 ພາສາລາວ  Монгол Oromo ਪੰਜਾਬੀ  Soomaali  Español  Kiswahili  தமிழ்   ภาษาไทย  ትግርኛ   Türk  اردو   Tiếng Việt Also visit HepCBC's [ENGLISH]  "Newcomer & Immigrant Outreach" page HERE and our "Maps and Statistics about Hepatitis B and C in Ca

HepCBC Prison Outreach Project News

OUR NEWS: HepCBC's Prison Colouring Book Contest Winning Entries are made into Posters! (Oct 29, 2019) Thanks to the wonderful inmates and friends who submitted their coloured pages from the Prison Colour Books (available for free download at www.hepcbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/20191002_NO_MARKS_ColouringBook_edition1d.pdf)! These contributors are each getting a gift of $50 for art supplies. Photos of the supplies:

Prison Colour Book Contest Winning Entries Become Posters

OUR NEWS: HepCBC's Prison Colouring Book Contest Winning Entries are made into Posters! (Oct 29, 2019) Thanks to the wonderful inmates and friends who submitted their coloured pages from the Prison Colour Books (available for free download at www.hepcbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/20191002_NO_MARKS_ColouringBook_edition1d.pdf)!  Also thanks for the contributions of new black/white original designs! The winners are each getting a gift of $50 for art su

HepCBC Prison Visitation Schedule and Info Page

HepCBC Prison Visitations (Community Resource Expos) to Federal Prisons in British Columbia, organization MANY THANKS to John Howard Society Schedule of Upcoming Visits to Federal Institutions: VISIT #4, November, 2019 Monday, Nov. 4, 2019: Matsqui Institution, Abbotsford, 8:30 am - 11:00 am Monday, Nov. 4, 2019: Pacific Institution, Abbotsford, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 Kwikwexwelhp Healing Village, Harrison Lake, 9:30 am - 11:00 am

ASSESSING RISKS to the LIVES of Canada’s INDIGENOUS WOMEN

In a 1200 word report issued June 3, 2019, Canada’s federal government acknowledged a horrifying statistic: Canada's Indigenous women are at least six times more likely to become victims of homicide than non-Indigenous women: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/mmiwg-inquiry-deliver-final-report-justice-reforms-1.5158223 In addition, we should acknowledge that Canada's Indigenous people are at least five times more at risk of acquiring hepatitis C, and that

CONTAMINATED BLOOD SCANDAL HEARINGS finally being held in UK

Links follow to some really amazing "lived experience" stories from the recent UK inquiry, by British people who contracted hepatitis C from contaminated blood products and transfusions, including some stories from their families. They have waited many years for these hearings. https://www.bbc.com/news/topics/c6gz70808ext/uk-contaminated-blood-scandal