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Country: Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia - WHD 2011
King Saud University, Saudi Gastroenterology Association and a number of cooperating health organisations joined efforts to celebrate WHD in the kingdom and improve Saudi Arabian citizens’ awareness of hepatitis as well as informing people of its symptoms and available treatments.
Dean Mubarak Al-Faran kicked off the activities at the King Saud University under the slogan ‘This is hepatitis…’ with a tour of an exhibition with various educational and health organization displays, which were also shown at the King Abdulaziz University Hospital and Riyadh’s Hayat Mall.
In addition to the exhibition, the event included an entertainment programme, instructional competitions, distribution of information leaflets and memorial gifts