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.
You can also look at our ‘Wall of Stories’ and submit your own personal experience of living with hepatitis or find other community resources including an Online Scrapbook and our latest Newsletters. The This is hepatitis... blog features bloggers from around the world talking about their experiences with hepatitis.
Bulgaria - WHD 2011
In order to reach out to a significant number of people, the group HepActive created a social media campaign for World Hepatitis Day using Facebook and online forums as their main venues. Additionally, a representative of the organisation attended a press conference at ‘Radio Varna’ alongside the most prestigious gastroenterologists in the country to discuss hepatitis and related issues, such as treatment. As part of their campaign, leaflets were distributed to major hospitals, laboratories and dentist clinics in the capital Sofia as well as other cities.
The group Hepasist also attended the press conference in Varna, where they announced their initiatives to mark World Hepatitis Day, including free and anonymous testing for hepatitis B and C as well as consultations with leading gastroenterologists in Sofia, Varna, and Plovdiv.