World Hepatitis Day Initiatives
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Country: China (Hong Kong, SAR)
City: Kowloon and New Kowloon
Hong Kong, China - WHD 2011
Asiahep Hong Kong staged a press conference to kick-off their World Hepatitis Day campaign (???? Live’R’ Better Life) on the 28th of July. Attending the conference were Dr. Nancy Leung (Chairperson), special guest Dr. Thomas Tsang JP, Prof. Lee Siu Hung, Dr. Alex Hui (Council member) and four patient members.
To promote awareness and prevention, Asiahep Hong Kong offered 2,000 free HBsAg blood tests and free hepatitis B DNA and ALT tests in the weeks following WHD. They also held health talks and expert doctors offered counselling in September for those with positive HBsAg.