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World Hepatitis Day 2021

28 Juli 2021 July 28 is celebrated every year as World Hepatitis Day. This date was chosen because it is the birthday of Nobel prize-winning scientist Dr. Baruch Blumberg, who discovered the hepatitis B virus (HBV) and developed a diagnostic test and vaccine for the virus. In 2021, the commemoration of World Hepatitis Day carries…

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Hepatitis B and C coinfection

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections account for a substantial proportion of liver diseases worldwide. Because the two viruses share similar modes of transmission, co-infection with the two viruses is not uncommon, though the vast majority of those coinfected with HCV and HBV acquired these viruses through intravenous drug use, unscreened…

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Community Discussion Regarding Access to Hepatitis Services and Co-infection

18 September 2021 On September 18, 2021, a discussion was held between Yayasan Peduli Hati Bangsa and other community service communities through Zoom application with the theme “How to access Hepatitis and co-infection services in Indonesia”. The discussion participants are representatives of the community related to public health services in Indonesia, including: Claudius. N. Mone…

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CHAI webinar speaker

On September 8, 2021, CHAI (Clinton Health Access Initiative Indonesia) held a webinar and released a Market Report on HCV. This report provides a report on hepatitis C (HCV) diagnosis and treatment in low- and middle-income countries to help guide the elimination of Hepatitis C. On this occasion, Peduli Hati Bangsa, represented by Caroline Thomas…

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Current RT-PCR test fee – August 2021

Based on CIRCULAR LETTER NUMBER: HK.02.02/I/2845/2021 CONCERNING THE HIGHEST RATE LIMIT FOR RESERVE TRANSCRIPTION POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION (RT-PCR) examination, the following is the highest Tariff Limit for the latest RT-PCR examination: a. For RT-PCR examination in Java and Bali, Rp. 495.000,-b. For RT-PCR examination outside Java and Bali, Rp. 525.000,- Note: The highest tariff limit…