World Hepatitis Day Initiatives
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Romania - WHD 2011
Romanian Liver Disease Patient Association (APAH-RO) in partnership with Baylor Black Sea Foundation marked World Hepatitis Day (WHD) with a nationwide campaign. They started on the 26th with a press conference alongside Paginamedicala.ro entitled ‘Hepatitis, a random fact…!’ and a short video about their campaign.
APAH-RO’s activities took place in Lasi, Cluj, Brasov, Timisoara, Giurgiu and Alexandria with further press releases and distribution of materials, such as brochures, flyers, calendars and blue balloons. National and local medical personalities attended all the events, including State Secretary in the Ministry of Health Dr. Adrian Streinu-Cercel. Moreover, they also announced the start of a testing campaign for hepatitis B, which received widespread media attention and promoted public discussion on treatment access.
WHD was presented in the main national news; ‘TVR INFO’ broadcast live the press conference held in Bucharest on July 26 while debates were conducted in the studio about chronic viral hepatitis in Romania.
Additionally, Baylor Black Sea Foundation inaugurated a mobile lab for HIV/hepatitis B/hepatitis C that will go all over the county offering free and confidential testing and counselling.