Ecuador - WHD 2011On the occasion of World Hepatitis Day, the Ministry of Health prioritised the integration of sanitary measures, early diagnosis, treatment and a national policy for hepatitis prevention and education that will secure universal access to hepatitis B vaccination.
Democratic Republic of the Congo - WHD 2011The newly established NGO Encadrement des Personnes Infectées par l’Hépatite (EPIH), carried out a three-day-long awareness raising campaign from 26th July up to World Hepatitis Day on 28th July in the eastern city of Goma.
Cuba - WHD 2011Public authorities in the city of San Nicolás and the local community celebrated World Hepatitis Day for the first time, creating the opportunity to discuss specific measures on prevention and control of viral hepatitis as well as integrating hepatitis B into the national immunisation calendar.
Croatia - WHD 2011This year the initiatives in Croatia were aimed at raising awareness about viral hepatitis as a big public health problem that has a social-political dimension related to discrimination and human rights violation. Hence, their campaign highlighted the need for information to combat stigma.
Cote d’Ivoire - WHD 2011World Hepatitis Day was celebrated on 28th July in Cote d’Ivoire at the hospital of Cocody in Abijan where Dr Allah Kouadio Emile, National Hepatitis Program Director and Coordinator, gave a statement to the press stressing the urgent need to tackle viral hepatitis in the country.
Colombia - WHD 2011This year, the Asociación Colombiana de enfermos Hepáticos y Renales and the Asociación Colombia Saludable worked together to mark World Hepatitis Day (WHD) calling for specific measures to fight chronic hepatitis in Colombia, for example extending the coverage of hepatitis B vaccination and its integration into national immunization programs.
China - WHD 2011The Beijing Yirenping Center carried out a series of activities to celebrate World Hepatitis Day (WHD) while the Chinese Foundation for Hepatitis Prevention and Control and the Jilin Department of Health co-organised a 100 day long celebration campaign for WHD. Also, a hepatitis B animation called ‘Demystifying Hepatitis B’, chiefly made by the Asian Liver Center at Stanford University with hepatitis B patients, was officially broadcast online on July 28th and the Ministry of Health initiated an extensive media campaign targeting local newspaper, radio and TV programs throughout China.
Chile - WHD 2011Free screening to detect hepatitis C were conducted and several Chilean media outlets covered WHD, drawing attention to the status of viral hepatitis in Chile.
Canada - WHD 2011The Minister of Health Leona Aglukkaq highlighted this year’s slogan ‘Hepatitis affects everyone, everywhere’ in her speech during World Hepatitis Day (WHD). The Minister also invited all Canadians to consult their doctors to learn more about hepatitis and extended her appreciation to all community organizations in Canada that work to help those infected with, and affected by, the diseases.
Burkina Faso - WHD 2011SOS Hépatites Burkina, newly established in response to the huge health problem that viral hepatitis represents both nationally and in the whole of Africa, made a vigorous call to their Government on World Hepatitis Day to address the blatant lack of awareness amongst the population.