The Village to Provide Ability to Eradicate Hep C in Nipissing District
Aug 1, 2018
(NORTH BAY, ONT.) – Today, George Burton, president
The Centre will be housed at The Village, Canadore’s living model of class-leading health, human care and wellness education complex, and will service North Bay residents and
“Our partnership with Canadore College speaks to our goal creating a Canada free of Hep C,” said Karim Ragheb, president
According to guidelines recently published by the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver, a national group of researchers and health-care providers, every Canadian born between 1945 and 1975 should be tested for the hepatitis C virus, which can lead to cirrhosis of the liver or liver cancer. More than 250,000 Canadians are believed to be infected, but it is estimated that 40 to 70
The Village and LCC are very keen on the initiative of HCV eradication across the province, the new
The Village-LCC’s liver clinic services will be concentrated in rural and smaller urban centers surrounding North Bay, as well as northern Ontario Indigenous communities, whose residents are at a higher risk for HCV. As a part of screening initiatives, testing for HIV will be included at no additional cost to patients.
In addition to screening and postsecondary program support and development at Canadore, LCC has committed to providing
“We are absolutely thrilled to have Liver Care Canada join The Village community,” said George Burton, president
LCC is dedicated to the care of patients dealing with conditions affecting the liver, pancreas, biliary and digestive systems. In line with LCC’s commitment to the management of liver disease in outpatient settings across Canada, LCC clinics offer management of many liver conditions including hepatitis C (HCV), hepatitis B (HBV), fatty liver disease, hepatic encephalopathy, hepatic cellular carcinoma, and primary biliary cholangitis (PBC).
The Village concept by Canadore College is the only model of its kind in Canada, focused on collaborative interprofessional education and the integration of Indigenous, Eastern and Western healing and wellness practices. The
Liver Care Canada will be an exhibitor at North Bay’s Summer in the Park festival on August 3-5, providing opportunities for the public to visit their team at their mobile clinic van in order to see how easy it is to get tested and to obtain more education on liver disease prevention and treatment.
Canadore College trains people through applied learning, leadership
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