Pakistan - WHD 2011In the days building up to World Hepatitis Day (WHD), The Health Foundation (THF) conducted a hepatitis awareness raising session for the Arts Council staff led by their Executive Officer, Ms Qamar Jahan, where everyone was invited to come forward and support the cause. For WHD the Muhammad Yar Welfare Foundation (MYWF) organised a hepatitis seminar in Peshawar to raise awareness as well as to promote prevention and the need to get regular check-ups. Finally, BRN Communications carried out a nationwide campaign for WHD, in which a variety of media were used.
Nigeria - WHD 2011To mark World Hepatitis Day in Nigeria, medical experts called for a nationwide mass screening and vaccination campaign lead by federal, state and local governments to make sure that the neonatal hepatitis B vaccine is available since mother to child is the major route of transmission in the country.
New Zealand - WHD 2011Despite the great challenges caused by the earthquake in Christchurch this year, the Hepatitis C Resource Centre Christchurch displayed posters and held community forums in Nelson, Blenheim and Christchurch during the month of July. In the aftermath of World Hepatitis Day, the Assocaite Minister of Health Tariana Turia hosted a breakfast in the Grand Hall, Parliament Buildings to highlight the devastation and severity of viral hepatitis B and C in New Zealand.
Netherlands - WHD 2011The Nationaal Hepatitis Centrum draw attention to World Hepatitis Day by having a circuit of 21 coaches between two of the main cities in the country, Amsterdam and Utrecht, displaying posters of their campaign during the whole month of July.
Nepal - WHD 2011The patient alliance Union C organized public awareness events in three major cities of Nepal to mark World Hepatitis Day, which were followed by a week long fundraising initiative.
Morocco - WHD 2011The organisation SOS Hépatites Maroc celebrated World Hepatitis Day in Casablanca by holding a press conference where Professor Jamil Driss, President of the organisation, called for more commitment from the government.
Mongolia - WHD 2011The Mongolian Country Office of WHO and the Ministry of Health held an official press conference at the Ministry of Health on 27th of July which attracted countrywide attention.
Mexico - WHD 2011The group Fundación Mexicana para la Salud Hepática together with Civitas Firma and other groups organised a comprehensive campaign around the slogan ‘Son 5 las hepatitis virales, conócelas, afróntalas, hazte la prueba’.
Mauritius - WHD 2011HepSupport marked World Hepatitis Day on 28th July by organising an awareness-raising campaign, which included banners displayed around the capital Port Louis, a local radio program and the publication of a press release and messaging posters.
Mauritania - WHD 2011World Hepatitis Day was celebrated on 28th July in Nouakchott, the capital and largest city of the country. The day opened with speeches from the Ministry of Health, the WHO country representative and the president of AMLIV who announced the theme of the day ‘Hepatitis B, pregnancy and newborns’ and stressed the importance of raising awareness about viral hepatitis.