World Hepatitis Day Initiatives
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City: Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia - WHD 2011
Through its theme ‘Know your liver, B aware, C a Dr’ the Malaysian campaign endeavoured to draw public attention to viral hepatitis. Conferences, photo exhibitions, testing, counselling, treatment for hepatitis B and C in addition to vaccination for hepatitis B are some of the activities that were conducted between June 15 and July 30 in 28 centres, including 20 hospitals (13 Ministry of Health hospitals, 4 private medical centres and 3 University hospitals) across the country. Several events had the participation of famous and preeminent Malaysian personalities.
The large number of venues tried to convey the message about viral hepatitis to all segments of the population. Each venue had its own activities and the main event took place in Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall on 16 and 17 July. Additionally, an awareness raising event was held on July 10 in collaboration with Kuala Lumpur City Council.