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Stories

Hep Heroes Lucia Tran

August 1, 2017

I am a Hep Hero because I want to contribute my knowledge of reducing the burden of hepatitis and help the community to actively protect themselves.

I am a Vietnamese women doing a Masters of Public Health and I am strongly interested in health research. My background was mixed public health and medicine. In Vietnam, I practised in hospitals and witnessed many people living with hepatitis B and C in all stages of the disease. Some were even diagnosed with the liver cancer.

After graduating, I worked at the vaccination centre where I directly consulted with the community to administer vaccines to prevent diseases, in particular, hepatitis B. With a relatively high rate of hep B and its high risk of turning into cancer, vaccination is certainly the key to preventing the disease.

Once the community acknowledges the importance of viral hepatitis and how and where to seek help. They will be more responsible for their health.

Lucia’s message to others:

Hepatitis B is preventable and hepatitis C is treatable. It is no reason to discriminate people with the disease if you know how to protect yourself and your family.

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