World Hepatitis Day Initiatives
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City: Ciudad de Guatemala
Guatemala - WHD 2011
The Asociación Guatemalteca del Hígado (AGH) and the Asociación Guatemalteca de Gastroenterologia, Hepatologia y Endoscopia Gastrointestinal held a forum on viral hepatitis aimed at the general population. During the forum the hepatitis video jointly produced by the World Health Organization and the World Hepatitis Alliance was played to the audience and the issues it highlighted were discussed by a Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) consultant on communicable diseases. Four liver specialists spoke about hepatitis B and C transmission modes, prevention and treatment. At the event a patient spoke about his experiences of living with hepatitis C and a minute of silence was held in honour of hepatitis patients that had died.
World Hepatitis Day posters were published/exhibited in many places and AGH spoke about hepatitis and promoted the forum on radio as well as social web media.