India - WHD 2011Hepatitis Foundation of Tripura observed World Hepatitis Day (WHD) throughout the state of Tripura while the Tamilnadu office of the Indian Association for Study of Liver (INASL) undertook some initiatives on WHD. The Department of Hepatology at Madras Medical College in Tamilnadu also celebrated WHD with a massive screening programme and public awareness campaign and despite the floods that hit the northeast of India, the Liver Foundation in West Bengal organised several activities on WHD.
Hungary - WHD 2011In Budapest three organizations teamed up to organise World Hepatitis Day - Májbetegekért Alapítvány, Összefogás a Vírusos Májbetegekért Egyesület and Vírusos Májbetegek Országos Egyesülete.
Hong Kong, China - WHD 2011Asiahep Hong Kong staged a press conference to kick-off their World Hepatitis Day campaign (???? Live’R’ Better Life) on the 28th of July.
Guatemala - WHD 2011The Asociación Guatemalteca del Hígado (AGH) and the Asociación Guatemalteca de Gastroenterologia, Hepatologia y Endoscopia Gastrointestinal held a forum on viral hepatitis aimed at the general population.
Ghana - WHD 2011As part of the activities to mark World Hepatitis Day, a free hepatitis B screening event was organised at the Freedom and Justice Park in Accra - the initiative was led by famous rapper Okyeame Kwame and it reached over 800 people. The event was part of a larger campaign aiming to fight the disease in Ghana
Germany - WHD 2011The motto of the German World Hepatitis Day campaign, which was led by Deutsche Leberhilfe, was "Eine Frage mehr!" (Just one more question!) whereby physicians and medical staff all over Germany were encouraged to ask their patients during a check-up if they would like to have their liver enzymes checked as well.
Georgia - WHD 2011On the occasion of World Hepatitis Day, the newspaper Georgia Today provided an insight on how hepatitis C is perceived and treated in the country. Also, a petition addressing the Georgian government began to be circulated on World Hepatitis Day asking for the recognition of hepatitis C patients as a public responsibility.
France - WHD 2011The vice-president of the French patient association SOS Hépatites Fédération Michel Bonjour, together with Professor Daniel Dhumeaux, led the conference on World Hepatitis Day, which was celebrated in Paris on May 25.
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - WHD 2011On July 28th the group HEPTA held a press conference at the Red Cross located in the city of Ohrid, which was attended by journalists from many local and national media outlets, and a forum was organised in the evening to stress the hepatitis situation in the country as well as to highlight activities undertaken by NGOs.
Egypt - WHD 2011At a press conference held by the National Committee for the Control of Viral Hepatitis (NCCVH) to mark World Hepatitis Day, Gamal Esmat from the Association of liver patients care – Dakalhia stated that more attention must be paid to the prevention and treatment of hepatitis C in Egypt. He also announced that hepatitis C prevalence is more than 10 percent in the country and it is the health challenge that tops Egypt’s national priorities.