NAYS to distribute booklets on hepatitis


National Academy of Young Scientists (NAYS) Wednesday launched a programme, under which a small booklet entitled ‘Hepatitis B and C, Aahm Malomaat’ will be distributed in the schools and colleges of all provinces of Pakistan.
Initially 3,000 copies of the booklet are published as this is part of NAYS community education and awareness program.
Pakistan is among the countries with high prevalence of Hepatitis B and C. According to an estimate 7.4 percent of the Pakistani population is suffering with either Hepatitis B or C.
When contacted, NAYS President Aftab Ahmed said due to the lack of awareness about the disease, the number of infected people is increasing each year.
This booklet will help to create awareness about the disease, he said, adding this booklet contains 32 pages with basic introduction to disease and also some most frequently asked questions by the layman and the answers to these questions.
NAYS is also working on other similar projects, he went on to add.