World Hepatitis Day Initiatives
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Country: Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
Democratic Republic of the Congo - WHD 2011
The newly established NGO Encadrement des Personnes Infectées par l’Hépatite (EPIH), carried out a three-day-long awareness raising campaign from 26th July up to World Hepatitis Day on 28th July in the eastern city of Goma.
Round table debates aimed at raising awareness of the impact of the diseases were organised during the whole day on 26th July around the topic ‘How does hepatitis hinder development in our country?’ with nearly 100 university students participating.
On the second day, 27th July, members of the organisation visited 58 patients’ homes to offer moral and spiritual support but also advice on how to best manage their disease. This was also a great opportunity to raise awareness amongst other family members. On the same day, 300 posters featuring this year’s campaign slogan ‘Hepatitis affects everyone, everywhere. Know it. Confront it’ were put up around the city.
On World Hepatitis Day, 28th July, EPIH organised a conference nder the theme ‘Don’t let hepatitis tear your life apart’ where 12 families affected by hepatitis were invited to share their experience in the presence of the press.