World Hepatitis Day Initiatives
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Indonesia - WHD 2011
This year the Ministry of Health held a diverse campaign entitled ‘It’s Time to Fight Hepatitis’ and the Health Minister, Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih, named hepatitis as one of the priority health problems in Indonesia. The slogan of the Indonesian campaign was inspired on the global slogan and stated: Know it, prevent it, cure it. Hepatitis causing liver cancer can attack everybody.
On World Hepatitis Day (WHD) the Ministry of Health held a scientific symposium on the theme of viral hepatitis. Additionally, at the gala dinner of the Asian Vaccine Conference (ASVAC), the Ministry of Health delivered a speech reinforcing the need to fight hepatitis.
Many other events took place on WHD, such as training for doctors, hepatitis B immunisation of health care workers at the Ministry of Health and high school students at Solo in Central Java as well as educational seminars in Jakarta, Surabaya, Denpasar, Yogyakarta and Medan. Furthermore, a poster competition took place for elementary school students and a demonstration was organised at the famous square of Bundaran HI in Jakarta.