Hepatitis B Foundation

 

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HEPATIT B VAKFI HAKKINDA

Hepatit B Vakfi, 1991 yilinda, genc bir ailenenin yasam hikayelerinden etkilenilerek kurulmustur. New Hope sehrinin taninmis ciftlerinden Paul ve Jan Witte, ve Jefferson Tip Fakultesi (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) profesorlerinden Timothy Block, bu ciftin cektikleri zorluklari ogrenmekten cok etkilenmisti.  Hep birlikte, hepatit B konusunda ozel sorulari yanitlayabilecek, hastalara destek olabilecek bir kurulus arastirmaya girismisler, ve cok gecmeden boyle bir kurulusun var olmadigi gercegini kavramislardi.

Hepatit B’ye kesin bir tedavi bulmayi amac edinmis hicbir kurulusun bulunmadigini ogrenmek onlari cok kaygilandirmisti. Aile, arkadaslar, ve New Hope’lularin buyuk destegi arkalarinda olarak, Witte ailesi ve Dr. Block, hepatit B’ye çare bulmak ve bu ciddi karaciger hastaligi konusunda bilgi edinmeye ve destek almaya ihtiyaci olan insanlara bir kaynak gorevi gormek amaciyla Hepatit B Vakfini kurdular.

Vakfimiz, kendini tamamen hepatit B davasina ve hepatit B’ye çare bulmaya adamis, kar amaci gutmeyen tek ulusal gonullu kurulustur (Amerika’da). Gonullu ve part-time calisanlarin isbirligi, yaraticiligi, ve fedakar calismalari sayesinde, basarili bir Topluma Ulasma Programi (Community Outreach Program) olusturmayi basardik. Ayrica, Jefferson Tip Fakultesinde, Hepatit B Vakfi Laboraturini da icine alan aktif bir Arastirma Programini parasal kaynak sagliyoruz. Ulkenin onde gelen bilim adamlarinin HBV antiviral arastirmalar konusunda fikir alisverisi yapmak uzere biraraya geldigi, yillik Princeton HBV seminerlerini duzenliyoruz.


 

ABOUT THE HEPATITIS B FOUNDATION

The Hepatitis B Foundation was started in 1991 in response to a personal story of a young family affected by hepatitis B. A prominent New Hope couple, Paul and Jan Witte, and Dr. Timothy Block, a Professor at Jefferson Medical College (Philadelphia, PA), were deeply moved by the plight of this family. Together they searched for an organization that could provide specific information and support for those affected by hepatitis B, and soon discovered there was none.

They were alarmed to learn that there was no organization dedicated to finding a cure for this disease. With the full support of friends, family, and the New Hope community, the Wittes and Dr. Block formed the Hepatitis B Foundation with the mission of finding a cure and serving as a resource for those who need information and support about this serious liver disease.

We are the only national voluntary nonprofit organization dedicated solely to the cause and cure of hepatitis B. Through the cooperative, creative, and committed efforts of volunteers and part-time staff, we have been able to establish a successful Community Outreach Program. We also fund an active Research Program which includes the Hepatitis B Foundation Laboratory at Jefferson Medical College. Each year we sponsor the annual Princeton HBV Workshop where the nation’s leading scientists are invited to exchange information to advance HBV antiviral research.