WHA opens applications for its in-country advocacy programme


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 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.

The guidelines for the programme can be found here.

Applications for this programme are now closed.

Have you implemented an innovative screening or diagnosis project? If so, download the case study submission form here.