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.
Turkey - WHD 2011
Turk Karaciger Vakfi group in partnership with the Taxi Drivers Association organised a demonstration at 13.00 on July 28, when all taxi drivers hooted their horns for one minute.
Young members of the group wore World Hepatitis Day t-shirts on main streets of Istanbul on WHD. Moreover, they distributed small WHD balloons in red and white (the colours of the Turkish Flag) and brochures at Izmir. HBs Ag blood tests were provided for about 2,000 people and conferences were organised in several cultural centres.
National media groups released relevant articles around July 28. At the same time, radio programs were promoting the campaign. Also, the national channel ‘Kanal B TV’ broadcast a 30 minutes talk with the president of Turk Karaciger Vakfi on July 28.