NOhep Village

NOhep Village

Bringing together civil society organisations and the scientific community to advocate for the elimination of viral hepatitis

This year the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) presented the NOhep Village at the Global Hepatitis Summit. The NOhep Village was an interactive space in the exhibition area that aimed to put civil society at the heart of the event and showcase the work of patient groups. The NOhep Village aimed to foster networking and collaborative learning between patient groups and the scientific community to create a greater and better connected community of advocates.

The scientific community and civil society are united by a common goal, to achieve the elimination of viral hepatitis by 2030. Both have a different but essential set of skills and expertise and it is therefore crucial to work collaboratively in order to achieve this shared objective. Yet, patient groups often lack scientific understanding, while the scientific community is not always aware of the experiences of people living with viral hepatitis and the role they could play in achieving elimination. The NOhep Village was a unique opportunity to start bridging this gap.

A full impact report will be available soon.