Under the “The Empathy Campaign” project, ILBS has initiated the “I Pledge…(my support)” activity to spread awareness on Viral Hepatitis. The main aim of ‘I Pledge…(my support)’ activity is to reach to large influential public and private sector offices and generate awareness amongst them on Hepatitis B & C and use them people as ‘advocates’ to create a ripple effect in the society about prevention of viral hepatitis B & C.
The key aspect of this initiative would be to explain to the audience that by very simple precautions and low cost awareness they could be protected against viral hepatitis, and to use their support in spreading this simple message in their social circles. Under this campaign, awareness camps are held at the premises of professional organizations/bodies and sensitizing for their staff is organized, and encourages them to ‘PLEDGE THEIR SUPPORT’, for spreading awareness about viral hepatitis, and to contribute in prevention and early management of viral hepatitis through Hepatitis B vaccination and screening for Hepatitis B & C
On 26th November 2018, ILBS conducted screening and vaccination camp and got I Pledge…(my support) signed from nearly 400 officials who supported for the cause. The event was marked by large groups of DMRC staff who voluntarily came forward for screening and vaccination. On 26th December 2018, the second dose of Hep B vaccine was successfully administered.
In the light of the above marked success, DMRC has extended their support to ILBS in reaching out to Metro Colonies wherein the family members and friends of the DMRC staff would be screened and vaccinated.
ILBS medical and para medical staff will ensure free screening and vaccination to all those who volunteer to come forward.
This event will help to create a dialogue within the general community on Viral Hepatitis B and C and to care and support all those infected with the disease, be it home, work place or society at large.