Access to Treatment: Power of peers

A family member of a person living with hepatitis C approached Peduli Hati Bangsa during July, through social media channels to inquire about availability of medicines to treat hepatitis C in Hasan Sadikin Hospital, Bandung, West Java. Peduli Hati Team followed up with the hospital team and they confirmed that there has been a stock out and they are still waiting for the next shipping.

Action taken: After waiting for one month, in August, the person and family along with our data enumerator decided to get an appointment at Pengayoman hospital, Jakarta. The patient was provided with the required medicines to start treatment on the same day.