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City: Ulan Bator
Mongolia - WHD 2011
The 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.
At the same time, Flagstaff International Relief Efforts partnered with national media organisations to raise awareness of hepatitis among the population - STAR TV and Education TV were the main partners and 80 minutes of broadcasting were donated to the campaign. As part of this campaign, the WHO video for WHD was translated into Mongolian and broadcast on TV channels.
TV programs also covered hepatitis issues including its current worldwide and national status as well as prevention and treatment. The lead representative of WHO in Mongolia Dr. Wiwat Rojanapithayakorn spoke during a TV interview about the importance of this event in Mongolia as the country has one of the highest rates of hepatitis prevalence in the world.