World Hepatitis Day Initiatives
The World Hepatitis Alliance supports campaigners and patient organisations around the world to help make a difference to the lives of the millions of people living with viral hepatitis and to prevent new infections. To find out more on what is going on in your country, use the map below to find local organisations, World Hepatitis Day initiatives and other initiatives.
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Poland - WHD 2011
In Poland World Hepatitis Day was celebrated using the slogan – be aware, protect yourself and others, check yourself. Fundacja Gwiazda Nadziei - Star of Hope Foundation - organised a press conference at cinema Culture, which is situated in the vicinity of the Presidential Palace. Experts in the field of hepatitis, sociologists and patients took part on the event.
At this event, research results about Polish society were released, revealing that most Poles cannot explain the difference between hepatitis B and C . The study also concluded that in Polish society there is a significant number of people that do not get tested for chronic viral hepatitis.
The initiative was a success with World Hepatitis Day and the Polish campaign being featured in over 125 media outlets, including newspapers, TV stations and radio.