World Hepatitis Day Initiatives
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Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
City: Banja Luka
Bosnia and Hezergovina - WHD 2011
As in previous years, the Chronic Viral Hepatitis Patients Association ‘B18’ marked World Hepatitis Day by placing an informative stand in Banja Luka square. On this occasion, they distributed brochures on viral hepatitis B and C to inform passersby about these diseases, their transmission modes, testing, treatment and the consequences of lack of treatment. By the end of the day, about 3,000 brochures and 500 condoms were given away.
The Clinic for Infectious Diseases in Banja Luka also took part in the event by providing free and anonymous testing for hepatitis B and C. The whole event was covered by radio and TV stations as well as newspapers.