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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Malawi - WHD 2011
Hepatitis patients in Malawi took the opportunity presented by World Hepatitis Day to highlight their concerns to government about the lack of action to halt the spread of hepatitis in the country. They also asked the Ministry of Health to establish a policy aimed at reducing contagious diseases amongst Malawians.
Health Ministry spokesperson Mr Henry Chimbali declared that, although the Government did not organise any activities marking World Hepatitis Day, it is committed to reducing hepatitis. Mr Chimbali also stressed that officers were on the ground and would soon propose comprehensive programs to reduce infectious diseases such as hepatitis.
Some media outlets in the country, such as radio and online broadcaster Zodiack, conveyed the messages of the Malawian government as well as the hepatitis patients. The global campaign message ‘This is hepatitis…’ and the lack of awareness about hepatitis were also highlighted by the media.