World Hepatitis Day Initiatives
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Bangladesh - WHD 2011
Liver Foundation of Bangladesh (LFB) observed the day with different events to strengthen the prevention, screening and control of viral hepatitis in the country. Their campaign included seminars, free screening of 1,000 Dhaka University students, free distribution of hepatitis awareness leaflets, umbrellas and souvenirs, mobile hepatitis awareness booths in the city of Dhaka for three consecutive days, awareness banners, and TV & Radio programs.
LFB also secured the support of the President and the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, as well as WHO’s country representative and other senior policy makers who provided statements for a WHD official brochure. The brochure included a statement from the president of the World Hepatitis Alliance.
Leading Rock Band Artcell performed a concert in Chittagong city wearing ‘‘This is Hepatitis…” T-shirts. They informed the audience about hepatitis and distributed T-shirts to their fans.
The most exciting part of this comprehensive WHD campaign was LFB’s participation in ‘Ke Hote Chay Kotipoti’, the Bangladeshi version of the renowned reality TV show ‘Who wants to be a millionaire’, where the message of World Hepatitis Day was conveyed to millions of viewers.