World Hepatitis Day Initiatives
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Country: Russian Federation
Russia - WHD 2011
On the threshold of WHD the Saratov Regional Public Organisation for Treatment and Prevention of Hepatitis continued the work within the scope of their school project ‘Beware of Hepatitis!’. A presentation on hepatitis and its preventive care was prepared together with the schoolchildren and teachers and presented at a school conference.
On July 28 Saratov Regional Organisation conducted the campaign ‘Test Yourself for Hepatitis!’. For this event free counselling on hepatitis prevention measures as well as voluntary testing for hepatitis B and C were organised in the Saratov DNA-Centre and 225 people were tested. Additionally, Saratov Regional Organisation together with Narcotics Anonymous conducted a meeting with patients of Saratov City Clinical Hospital ?2 on July 28.
The information about these events and WHD was published on ‘Saratovskaya Oblastnaya Gazeta’, ‘Gazeta Nedeli v Saratove’ and on the website of the Health Ministry.