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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Philippines - WHD 2011
Ahead of World Hepatitis Day, the Yellow Warriors Society of the Philippines (YWSP) together with representatives from the government and private business sector signed the ‘Yellow Manifesto’ aiming to increase awareness of hepatitis B. The manifesto calls on different sectors in the country to fight against hepatitis B, develop healthy lifestyle practices, strict medical procedures, provide better access to hepatitis treatment and implement as well as monitor labour laws to protect hepatitis patients and those workers at risk in the workplace. The event attracted great attention and received enormous media coverage.
YWSP also organized a fun run (3K, 5K and 10K) on August 27, which not only advocated for a healthy lifestyle, but also provided a venue for an information and education campaign about viral hepatitis. Together with the Hepatology Society of the Philippines, they provided comprehensive information to the public and to the medical community on liver-related issues.
The Cebu Gastroenterology Group, in cooperation with the Hepatology Society of the Philippines, celebrated World Hepatitis Day with a series of activities, including the launch of liver clinics on July 28 at the out-patient departments of major hospitals in Cebu City. Additionally, a fun run (3K, 6K or 12K )was organised on August 7 with the theme: “Run for your Liver...Your Liver, Your Life.”