by BIS Correspondent
MUMBAI, JAN 30, 2017: Over 350 people from the slums of Antop Hill benefited from a free Hepatitis B vaccination camp organised by Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) in association with AMERICARES on January 28.
Father Rolvin D'Mello, executive director of DBDS, along with Father Savio D'Souza, parish priest and Rector of Antop Hill Church inaugurated the camp.
The camp was organised in the Chapel of Vijay Nagar. Father D'Mello thanked all stake holders, including Docotor Devyesh Devaliya from AMERICARES for their participation.
Hepatitis B is an infectious disease caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV), which affects the liver. It can cause chronic liver disease and puts people at high risk of death from liver cirrhosis or cancer. It's vaccine is costly but was given free of cost to the poor people from the slums.
According to WHO, an estimated 350 million individuals are infected with Hepatitis B worldwide.