Department For International Development
In the high-prevalence setting of Pakistan, screening, diagnosis and treatment services for chronic hepatitis C (CHC) patients are commonly offered in specialized facilities. The authors aimed to describe the cascade of care in a Mdecins Sans Frontires primary health care clinic offering CHC care in an informal settlement in Karachi, Pakistan.
This was a retrospective cohort analysis using routinely collected data. Three different screening algorithms were assessed among patients with one or more CHC risk factors.
This research was supported by the UK Department for International Developments Operational Research Capacity Building Programme led by the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (The Union)
Khalid GG, Kyaw KWY, Bousquet C, Auat R, Donchuk D, Trickey A, Hamid S, Qureshi H, Mazzeo V, Aslam K, Khowaja S, Van den Bergh R. From risk to care: the hepatitis C screening and diagnostic cascade in a primary health care clinic in Karachi, Pakistana cohort study. International Health. 2018.