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.
You can also look at our ‘Wall of Stories’ and submit your own personal experience of living with hepatitis or find other community resources including an Online Scrapbook and our latest Newsletters. The This is hepatitis... blog features bloggers from around the world talking about their experiences with hepatitis.
Japan - WHD 2011
Japan FM network announced the first official World Hepatitis Day on its popular radio show ‘Oh! Happy Morning’. Professor Hiroshi Yanagi from the University of Tokyo was a guest on the show and talked about hepatitis prevention as well as treatment developments.
The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare supported the initiative and published the radio show video on their official YouTube channel. They also promoted this year’s worldwide campaign ‘This is hepatitis... Know it. Confront it. Hepatitis affects everyone, everywhere’ on their website together with some hepatitis guidelines.