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.
Thailand - WHD 2011
The Thai Association for the Study of the Liver joined the global campaign on World Hepatitis Day (WHD) raising awareness amongst Thais about the devastating effects of viral hepatitis. Their president Doctor Teerha Piratvisuth said that 3% to 5% of the Thai population is now living with hepatitis B infection, meaning that one in 20 Thais has this life-threatening illness. Dr Teerha also asserted that early detection is key to tackling hepatitis B infection. Although hepatitis C in Thailand is found in 1% to 3% of the population, the prevalence of hepatitis C reaches 4% to 6% in the Northeast and North of the country. Doctor Teerha’s speech was picked up by the national media securing significant coverage.