World Hepatitis Day Initiatives
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Serbia - WHD 2011
DO NOT TURN YOUR BACK’ was HRONOS Association’s campaign for this year and their aim was to tell the population about viral hepatitis, its risks and prevention as well as the stigmatisation and discrimination of patients. HRONOS partnered with the Institute for Public Health of Serbia to distribute posters to 180 health and medical centres in Serbia.
A press conference was held on July 26th with several eminent people, including HRONOS president Jasminka Nikolic, Director of Clinic for Tropical and Infectious Diseases in Belgrade Dr Dragan Delic as well as Danijela Simic and Dr Milan Jovanovic Batut from the Institute of Public Health. The conference had a great number of attendees and was widely reported in the media.
A comprehensive media campaign reached almost all the citizens of Serbia. The initiatives included an advertisement about problems related to viral hepatitis at TV Studio B (Belgrade). HRONOS also participated in three national television morning programs on RTS 1, TV Avala and TV B92 as well as a Studio B evening show and prime time show Dnevnik RTS1, which released a report on viral hepatitis and WHD.
In addition, HRONOS was involved in several radio programs in Serbia including the most popular one in the country (Radio Beograd). Finally, representatives from HRONOS were interviewed by the prominent daily newspaper ‘Politika’, the oldest media outlet in the Balkans.