There are many challenges in prevention and eradication of viral hepatitis in India. Health professionals in the country needs to join hands to deliver best services for treatment of viral hepatitis, so that we could achieve the target of eliminating viral hepatitis by 2030 which is also the global call for action by WHO.
It is being felt that the knowledge of screening, diagnosis and management of viral hepatitis, especially B and C is necessary for our nurses and doctors for better discharge of their duties to protect the patients and themselves from these infections.
Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences is a WHO Collaborating Centre (WHO CC) for Viral Hepatitis and Liver Disease in India. One of the key purposes of the WHO CC is to serve as a resource center for building the capacity of healthcare personnel in relation to viral hepatitis and liver diseases.
Therefore, ILBS has come up with a project to impart training to the practicing nurses and doctors in treatment of viral hepatitis across the country.