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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Germany - WHD 2011
The motto of the German World Hepatitis Day campaign, which was led by Deutsche Leberhilfe, was "Eine Frage mehr!" (Just one more question!) whereby physicians and medical staff all over Germany were encouraged to ask their patients during a check-up if they would like to have their liver enzymes checked as well. Elevated liver enzymes can be a sign of hepatitis and the campaign was aimed at increasing the number of diagnoses. During the course of the campaign targeted information materials were given out to doctors, patients and politicians.
Newspaper advertisements and media announcements asked physicians to stand up and join the ”one more question!” campaign and to send their photos to the campaign website at www.einefragemehr.de. Prominent medical specialists and well known actors who play the role of doctors in TV series joined the campaign to support WHD.
Aditionally, the Leberhilfe team, a doctor, a member of the local health department (Gesundheitsamt Wiesbaden) and German TV actress Kathrin Waligura, offered a free ALT test to the general public at a mall in Wiesbaden. The event went well and 75 people were queuing during the first hour alone. It only took 5 minutes to receive the test results.