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.
Peru - WHD 2011
The World Hepatitis Alliance went to Lima to support the Peruvian World Hepatitis Day (WHD) and the work of the Comite Cuidadano de Lucha contra la Hepatitis. The Alliance met with representatives of the indigenous peoples, among whom hepatitis B is a major problem.
The Alliance spoke at a WHD press conference event organised by the Ministry of Health, held important meetings with national and local government authorities and conducted various media interviews. One of the main outcome of this year’s WHD in Peru was the approval of a national hepatitis strategy that when implemented will support patients from all backgrounds.
The Asociación Ciudadana de lucha contra la Hepatitis teamed up with the Peruvian Ministry of Health to deliver a comprehensive campaign which targeted health professionals and the population at large. including distribution of leaflets and a big push for hepatitis B vaccination and testing. The national and local media got involved and the message about World Hepatitis Day was disseminated by radio DJs.
Once again outdoor advertising company Clear Channel donated space to promote hepatitis B awareness messages on 56 billboards across Lima.