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|Volunteers Needed||Duration of Service|
|Description||Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is the leading cause of chronic liver disease in the Asia-Pacific region; nearly 40 million are currently infected in India. Thirty to fifty percent of young children (ages one to four) and 90 percent of infants in India will be infected with the HBV. Many will become chronically ill with the virus. HBV immunizations are not included in health coverage in Odisha, India and many families cannot afford the vaccine. The Rotary Club of Chatrapur-Ganjam is seeking funds to immunize all children from birth to one year of age against the Hepatitis B virus. The club will also educate families about Hepatitis, Malaria, Diarrheal diseases, personal hygiene, and other transmittable diseases. Each child under the age of one year will receive three doses of the vaccine at an interval of four weeks. If desired, a booster dose can be administered after six months. Volunteers from the club will administer the vaccinations and educate on effective hygiene practices.|
|Resources Required||US$11,065 total for HBV vaccines, disposable syringes, alcohol swabs, refrigerator, and a vaccine carrier.The following donations will be accepted as well:1 projector1 laptop1 portable generator1 printer/scanner1 portable screen.|
|Contact||Sadhu Misra||Preferred Language ||English|
|Secondary Contact||Bijoy Patnaik||Preferred Language ||English|
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