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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Nepal - WHD 2011
The patient alliance Union C organized public awareness events in three major cities of Nepal to mark World Hepatitis Day, which were followed by a week long fundraising initiative. In order to capture the attention of a large audience on the internet, Union C created a video for YouTube (http://youtu.be/LG2EulIZZGU) showcasing their previous campaigns as well as this year’s campaign materials.
Two of the busiest places in the capital Kathmandu, Basantpur Durbar Square and New Road, were selected to be information focal points with volunteers distributing about 500 pamphlets to the general public. In Pokhara an orientation and open discussion was organized among people who were enrolled in methadone treatment programs to provide information on hepatitis B and C. Finally, in the city of Butwal members of Union C organised a public awareness event where pamphlets were distributed and a press release was distributed to the local media.