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.
You can also look at our ‘Wall of Stories’ and submit your own personal experience of living with hepatitis or find other community resources including an Online Scrapbook and our latest Newsletters. The This is hepatitis... blog features bloggers from around the world talking about their experiences with hepatitis.
Madagascar - WHD 2011
World Hepatitis Day was celebrated on 28th July with the testing of presidential officials in the city of Ambohitsorohitra in an effort to raise awareness of the disease in the country where it is estimated that 8% of the population is infected with hepatitis B. This initiative was part of the two-year HepMada project, which aims to test all government officials, civil servants and healthcare professional as well as ordinary citizens for hepatitis.