South Asian community: 50 people tested for hep C at Birmingham Eid Mela
Around fifty people were tested for hepatitis C at the Birmingham Eid Mela this weekend.
Staff from The Hepatitis C Trust, Public Health England and the British Liver Trust worked to raise awareness of hepatitis C amongst the south asian community and test those at risk of the virus on Sunday 17th August.
Dr Mahmoona Tahir is the consultant with Public Health England West Midlands health protection team, she says: "hepatitis is an important public health problem that Birmingham has prioritised and one of the priorites is to raise awareness amongst ethnic minorities."
Pictured: Dr Mahmoona Tahir (centre), Shabana Begum (right)