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.
Portugal - WHD 2011
To initiate a parliamentary debate aiming to establish a national strategy in the country, Associação Grupo de Apoio SOS Hepatites Portugal has been collecting signatures for a petition. They expect to deliver the document to the Republic’s Assembly before the end of the year and achieve their goal to have a policy framework to better support hepatitis patients in Portugal.
As in previous years, Associação Grupo de Apoio SOS Hepatites was handing out leaflets and raising awareness in Lisbon as well as Coimbra and Chaves.
World Hepatitis Day had great media coverage in the country with two of the most important TV channels broadcasting about the occasion.