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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Hungary - WHD 2011
In Budapest three organizations teamed up to organise World Hepatitis Day - Májbetegekért Alapítvány, Összefogás a Vírusos Májbetegekért Egyesület and Vírusos Májbetegek Országos Egyesülete.
As part of their activities, they held a mini-conference on July 28 followed by a press conference at the Ministry of National Resources (Ministry of Health). The programme consisted of six presentations on a broad spectrum of themes including hepatitis treatment, prevalence of the virus, patients’ experiences, discrimination and injustice as well as upcoming treatments.
The programme and the detailed press release appeared in many national newspapers, on ATV channel evening news and several news websites. Also, on the following days a talk-show and an internet interview were broadcast.