WHO Collaborating Centre on Viral Hepatitis and Liver Diseases

Term of Reference - 1

Activity Title Cohort Studies
Name of Responsible Staff Dr. S.K. Sarin, Dr. Manoj Kumar, Dr. Ajeet Singh Bhadoria
Type of Activity Collection; collation and dissemination of information
Description of the activity Hospital based cohort studies on HBV and/or HCV positive individuals to evaluate acceptable (invasive versus non-invasive and cost-effective modalities for assessment and progression of hepatic fibrosis.
Expected Deliverables To train clinicians and specialists in viral Hepatitis and Liver diseases. HIP:-
  • To identify the factors influencing fibrosis development and progression in different cohorts and populations.
  • Delineate appropriate evaluation tools for diagnosis and progression of Fibrosis
  • Studies could be expanded to other countries and regions. WHO Dliverable (Top Task)Evidence-based data and policies for action to support WHO’s initiatives on assessment of hepatic fibrosis in relation to viral hepatitis.
Name of funding sources ILBS, Government of NCT of Delhi and Government of India
Activity Time Frame 2015-2018
Activities undertaken A 5 year prospective cohort study was planned and ethical approval was taken in Jan 2016. Data collection is ongoing