find the missing millions advocacy

In-country advocacy

Applications for this programme are now open

An estimated 89% of people living with viral Hepatitis B and C are unaware of their condition. WHA’s campaign “Find the Missing Millions” addresses the main barriers to diagnosis in order to find these 290 million men, women and children.

As part of this campaign, WHA is pleased to welcome applications from its members for its Find the Missing Millions In-country advocacy programme. WHA has long recognised the unique and critical role that civil society organisations and the affected community play in diagnosing viral hepatitis. The In-country advocacy programme is part of this commitment; it will enable 5 WHA members from across the globe to take action to break the barriers to diagnosis.

Over 18 months, successful applicants will be supported to develop plans to advocate for policy makers to take action and increase diagnosis rates. In addition to receiving a small amount of seed funding to help initiate their activities, members will be invited to pool expertise and learn from leading experts working within the field. This will include a number of face to face meetings alongside regular chances to feedback and receive support from fellow members and other stakeholders.


Key things to note:

Applications are open to WHA members only.

WHA encourages applications from a cross section of regions for this programme.

The programme will focus on overcoming the barriers to diagnosis and so increasing diagnosis rates. Diagnosis must therefore be part of your organisation’s strategic plan for 2019 and/or 2020.

Key dates:

Application open date: Monday 4 February 2019

Application closing date: Friday 15 March 2019 at 17:00 GMT

The programme will run from March 2019 – December 2020. Applicants will be expected to engage in catch ups, attend face to face meetings and report back on their activities during this time.

How to apply:

To apply please read the programme guidelines, it is essential that you read these before applying. 

Download the application form here 

To apply, please send your completed Application form to

Should you have any queries regarding the programme please contact us at