South Asian Initiative

Viral hepatitis is very common in South Asia and among people of South Asian origin living in the U.S. New York City is home to a large and diverse South Asian communities.

According to the World Health Organization, in the South East Asia Region, more than 100 million people are living with Hepatitis B (Hep B) and more than 30 million people are living with Hepatitis C (Hep C). Hep B accounts for 300,000 deaths every year and Hep C with 120,000 deaths every year in the South East Asia Region.

The objectives of the South Asian Hep Initiative are:

  • To raise awareness about hep B and hep C among South Asian-born and diaspora populations
  • To provide  screening, immunization, referral services for hep B, hep C and liver disease in South Asian-born and diaspora populations
  • To build community and provider partnerships for hep B and hep C prevention for South Asian-born and diaspora populations
  • To identify and reduce cultural and language barriers to immunization, screening, and treatment for hep B, hep C and liver disease

South Asian Hep Initiative Materials

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South Asian Hep B Postcard

South Asian Hep C Postcard

South Asian (SAHI) Slides for Presentations

South Asian (SAHI) Pocket Card Hep B

South Asian (SAHI) Pocket Card Hep C

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