Bulgaria - WHD 2011In order to reach out to a significant number of people, the group HepActive created a social media campaign for World Hepatitis Day using Facebook and online forums as their main venues. At the same time, the group Hepasist provided free and anonymous testing for hepatitis B and C.
Brazil - WHD 2011The group C Tem Que Saber C Tem Que Curar marked World Hepatitis Day (WHD) with a mammoth campaign in 23 cities and towns in 6 different states in Brazil.
Once again, Esperança group held a campaign in partnership with Santos Football Club and many other stakeholders in which a football game at the ‘Vila Belmiro’ stadium raised awareness of hepatitis C.
Group Hércules in partnership with other organisations and prominent individuals carried out screening tests and vaccinated about 400 people against hepatitis B in Florianópolis.
In the state of Cerará, the organisation ‘ABC Vida’ partnered with the local government and other entities to held a series of events on and around WHD.
Bosnia and Hezergovina - WHD 2011As in previous years, the Chronic Viral Hepatitis Patients Association ‘B18’ marked World Hepatitis Day by placing an informative stand in Banja Luka square.
Bolivia - WHD 2011The Non-Governmental Organisation Manodiversa marked World Hepatitis Day with a press release using the worldwide campaign theme and logo ‘This is hepatitis… Hepatitis affects everyone, everywhere. Know it. Confront it.’
Belgium - WHD 2011The national francophone organisation Carrefour Hépatites – Aide et Contact (CHAC) organised a march on Tuesday 19th July 2011 from ‘place du Luxembourg’ in the centre of Bruxelles to the Ministry of Health where a cow’s liver was symbolically placed at the door. The pacifist demonstration in which mainly patients participated was entitled ‘La révolution des foies’ (The livers’ revolution).
Bangladesh - WHD 2011Liver Foundation of Bangladesh (LFB) observed the day with different events to strengthen the prevention, screening and control of viral hepatitis in the country. Their campaign included seminars, free screening of 1,000 Dhaka University students, free distribution of hepatitis awareness leaflets, umbrellas and souvenirs, mobile hepatitis awareness booths in the city of Dhaka for three consecutive days, awareness banners, and TV & Radio programs.
Azerbaijan - WHD 2011The Azerbaijan Medical Doctors and Students Public Union in collaboration with Ireli Public Union and the Scientific Centre of Surgery organised several events dedicated to World Hepatitis Day.
Austria - WHD 2011Hepatitis Hilfe Österreich (HHÖ) held a liver-health-check corner on a busy square in Vienna on July 28th. Hundreds of passersby had their blood tested for hepatitis and the Viennese Sick Fund social consultants provided professional advice. Moreover, various famous musicians engaged actively on a stage nearby in an Open Air Concert to raise awareness.
Australia - WHD 2011World Hepatitis Day (WHD) in Australia was coordinated nationally by Hepatitis Australia and supported by their member organisations and a wide range of partner organisations as well as services. ‘Love Your Liver’ was the theme chosen to raise awareness of hepatitis within the context of liver health and a new ‘Love Your Liver’ website went live prior to WHD as part of a social media campaign that also included Facebook and Twitter. Additionally, Hepatitis Australia developed a mascot ‘O’Liver’ as part of an engagement strategy for community events with its ‘adventures’ being recorded across the country.
Argentina - WHD 2011Following the success of previous years, the group Fundación HCV Sin Fronteras carried on with their online get tested campaign ‘Si tenés dudas, Hacete la Prueba’ (if you have doubts, get tested) targeting risk groups.