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.
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Country: Ivory Coast
Cote d’Ivoire - WHD 2011
World Hepatitis Day was celebrated on 28th July in Cote d’Ivoire at the hospital of Cocody in Abijan where Dr Allah Kouadio Emile, National Hepatitis Program Director and Coordinator, gave a statement to the press stressing the urgent need to tackle viral hepatitis in the country - especially in terms of access to treatment - which has a prevalence rate of 8% to 10% representing approximately 2 million infected people. Prof Koffi Justin, Head of Cabinet of the Minister of Health and fight against AIDS, was also present and together they asserted the commitment of the state to fight these diseases.
An awareness raising short film about treatment of viral hepatitis was shown, information leaflets were distributed and all attendees - approximately 300 people including patients and health professionals – were encouraged to get tested and vaccinated.