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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Algeria - WHD 2011
The national association SOS Hépatites Algerie (ANHC) led a week-long media campaign leading up to World Hepatitis Day in their efforts to raise awareness of the diseases in the country where as Abdelhamid Bouallag, president of the association, declared: “1.5 million people are infected”. The campaign included awareness raising TV and radio ads as well as over 10,000 posters put up around the country. Various articles were also published calling for the government to urgently put in place the hepatitis national plan developed back in 2005 and announcing the intention of the ANHC to organise a sit-in demonstration at the Ministry of Health in September if no serious actions to tackle these diseases are taken.
On 28th July, the day was opened by a round table debate attended by MPs, journalists and Ministry of Health representatives, which lasted until early in the afternoon and the rest of the day was dedicated to a testing campaign on the beach where thousands of people were tested for free. An awareness raising competition was also organised involving 10-question fliers about hepatitis B and C circulated to tourists in the morning and prizes such as t-shirts and caps distributed to participants able to answer more than four questions.