TOR2 ACTIVITY

2015-16
  • Hepatitis Induction Program (HIP) was drafted and got approved by academic and governing council bodies. Training manuals, modules and SOPS for clinical diagnosis and management of viral hepatitis, cirrhosis and HCC were developed by WHO CC members and internally evaluated by an internal committee of experts.
  • Under Hepatitis Update Program (HUP), an e-learning program was initiated through ILBS–ECHO Project for physicians at Medical Colleges to give training on viral hepatitis and liver diseases.
  • 37 medical colleges from all over India entered into a MOU with ILBS. 360 physicians were enrolled.
    • About 25 primary care physicians from private and public sectors are also enrolled through e-learning program
  • Activity under Hepatitis Induction Program: A one day contact program was organized on 4th Dec 2016 for a batch of about 100 physicians from different medical colleges
2016-17
  • A project was sanctioned and initiated with Cipla Foundation Trust to train 1000 physicians and 1000 nurses in the country.
  • HIP induction program was initiated for the nurses in Delhi state, 2 activities were undertaken and 111 nurses were trained.
  • Under Hepatitis Update Program (HUP), the ILBS-ECHO project extended to build up a Tele Academy at the institute for training of health care professionals from different Medical Colleges.
  • ILBS –ECHO program enrolled 480 primary care physicians from various private and public sectors.
    • Total Number of Medical Colleges enrolled in this activity last year were : 57
    • Total Number of sessions conducted last year were : 94
2017-18
  • Undertaken Activities by Three Levels:
    • Medical Colleges across India
    • Primary care physicians
    • Health care workers (Nurses and paramedics)
  • Under Project Prakash more than 800 nurses from 63 healthcare facilities in 5 Indian states were trained.
    • Over 200 physicians attended the program from 30 facilities in 3 Indian states.
    • WHO CC ILBS aided in developing operational guidelines for Viral hepatitis management in India.
    • Assisted in formulation of Guidelines for management of hepatitis C in India.
    • Provided technical support for reviewing Nepal’s National Viral Hepatitis guidelines
  • WHOCC at ILBS supported WHO SEARO in compiling progress in hepatitis action plans in 2018.
    • Created a model data extraction proforma for SEARO member states.
    • Gathered information on viral hepatitis prevalence, National Action Plans, and elimination strategies.
    • Obtained data on birth dose Hep B vaccine, safe injection practices, safe blood use, and testing/treatment.
2019-20
  • Project ECHO Training:
    • Trained 5,086 healthcare workers (HCWs) in the last year.
    • Trained 3486 nurses on Viral Hepatitis & complications, 500 doctors on Viral Hepatitis & liver diseases, and 1100 nurses on COVID-19 & its Management.
    • Initiated a COVID-19 training due to the pandemic’s sudden outbreak.
  • Project PRAKASH Training:
    • Trained 2,342 HCWs • 1572 nurses trained on Approach to Viral Hepatitis & its Management.
    • 51 doctors trained on Viral Hepatitis Testing; 599 dentists trained on Viral Hepatitis in Dentistry.
    • 120 nurses trained on Viral Hepatitis & Its Complications.
  • Organized “Empathy Conclave 2020” in association with AAI at The Parliament of India on July 28, 2020.
    • Conclave theme: “Keep your Liver Safe in COVID Times.”
    • Conducted as an e-Conclave with participants joining through video conferencing from across the country.
2020-21
  • Training under Project ECHO:
    • In the past year, 335 physicians were trained.
    • More than 140 institutions were engaged, and over 35 online sessions were conducted across 20 states.
  • Training under Project PRAKASH:
    • In the last year, 1189 nurses were trained in the program “Viral Hepatitis & Covid-19 For Nurses”.
    • More than 200 institutions were approached, and over 40 online sessions took place, each lasting 2 days. For lab technicians, 33 were trained in the program “Viral Hepatitis & Covid-19 For Laboratory Professionals”.
    • 22 institutions were involved, with more than 10 online sessions held, each lasting 2 days.
2021-22
  • Training under Project PRAKASH:
    • 4956 participants were trained.
    • In-practice nurses (4366); nursing faculties (167); doctors (209), and lab technicians (214).
    • HIP training resulted in an improvement from a pre-test score of 43% to a post-training score of 73% for nurses, for doctors, the pre-test score was 57%, which increased to 67% post-training
  • The Department of Virology conducted four training programs on Viral Hepatitis Diagnostic Laboratory Support:
    • A total of 135 participants were trained from 16 states & UTs.
    • 74 institutes enrolled in these sessions.
  • HEPiSCHOOLs Initiative: Began in October 2019.
    • 540 teachers from senior secondary schools in Govt. of NCT of Delhi participated in training.
    • 300 schools conducted awareness activities such as health talks, posters, skits, quizzes.
    • Reached approximately 1,40,000 students and 10,000 teachers.
  • HEPiSCHOOLs 2.0:
    • Expanded to focus on prevention and control of liver diseases including Viral Hepatitis and Fatty Liver.
    • Health Minister announced various actions to tackle hepatitis burden, including mandatory screening and treatment for Hepatitis positive pregnant women, free hepatitis drugs, training of Mohalla clinic personnel, and more.
    • Proposed legislation against discrimination of Hepatitis B and C in Delhi.
    • Intention to integrate hepatitis screening into Delhi’s population health card.
  • National Webinars on Hepatitis Prevention & Control:
    • Fourteen national webinars held between January and March 2022.
    • Aimed at raising awareness among students, faculty, and staff in academic institutions.
    • Participants attended individually or as groups from their institutions.
    • Question-and-answer sessions held at the end of each webinar.
    • Pledge oath administered.
    • Background material and scientific documents shared with participants.