Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 6 / Trend M.Aliyev /
The "Circle of Fight against Viral Hepatitis" (CFVH), Public Association of "Women-leaders" and the Azerbaijani women-journalists association organized a presentation of the campaign for fight against hepatitis.
Project Coordinator Ragsana Jalilova said a free medical checkup will be held in Baku and the country' regions to reveal presence of hepatitis B virus.
The campaign kicked off on Oct.6 near the Mashadi Azizbayov metro station in the Khazar district of Baku, and then in other areas.
The campaign will continue in Baku till Oct. 10 and then it will be held in Lankaran, Masalli, Lerik, Ganja and other regions of the country till Oct.20.
CFVH Chairman Ismail Balik said the goal of the organization led by him is the prevention of hepatitis, from which suffer each 12th people in the world, and conduct educational work in this area.
"There are regions in Turkey, where every seventh person suffers from this virus. Earlier the disease is identified, easier it will be treated without any consequences. Delaying disease leads to death. So our goal is to conduct checkup in the field and help the sick. During the year, we went around the many regions of Turkey and examined the people," Balik said.
Azerbaijani Women-Journalists Association Chairman Sevil Yusifova said such initiatives must be encouraged.
According to her, conduct of similar campaigns is the meaningful assistance to people from poor families, who do not have the financial means for treatment. These people will be examined in a high-level laboratory installed in a special hepatitis B-bus, and also provided with free treatment.
The people suffering from the virus will be treated in the Medical Center of Ankara.
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