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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Turkey - Turk Karaciger Vakfi – plans for WHD 2011
The campaign: “We were in contact with the Taxi Drivers Association that agreed on making a demonstration at 13.00 on July 28, when all taxi drivers will bip their horns for one minute. Young members of our group will be wearing “World Hepatitis Day” t-shirts on main streets of Istanbul on WHD. We will prepare and hand out small “World Hepatitis Day” balloons in red and white (the colours of the Turkish Flag). At the moment, we are searching for donations to hand out brochures and balloons at Izmir. Finally, we will provide HBs Ag blood control test for about 2000 people as well as organise conferences in several cultural centres”. The media: “National media groups have been contacted to release relevant articles around July 28. At the same time, radio programs will broadcast promote the campaign. Also, the national channel Kanal B TV agreed to broadcast a 30 minutes talk with the president of the Turk Karaciger Vakfi on July 28”.