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.
Mauritius - WHD 2011
HepSupport marked World Hepatitis Day on 28th July by organising an awareness-raising campaign, which included banners displayed around the capital Port Louis, a local radio program and the publication of a press release and messaging posters. Eleven banners using this year’s slogan ‘Hepatitis affects everyone, everywhere. Know it. Confront it.’ were displayed in different parts of town and messaging posters were published in 4 different national newspapers.
In addition, a press release denouncing the considerable difference between the numbers of officially registered hepatitis cases and real figures as well as the major inequalities in access to treatment was published on 30th July. HepSupport also participated in a local radio program on World Hepatitis Day in an effort to raise more awareness on the routes of transmission and the public health issue that hepatitis represents in the country.