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.
Hepatitis awareness event in Redditch
SHOPPING centres and libraries across Worcestershire will host information stalls next week to raise awareness of an illness affecting people worldwide - and one will be coming to Redditch.
Worcestershire DAAT (Drugs and Alcohol Action Team), which is part of Worcestershire County Council's Culture and Community Service, will join forces with Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Worcestershire Pathways to raise awareness of hepatitis.
Information stands will be set up in Redditch, at the Kingfisher Centre, from 10.30am-12.30pm.
World Hepatitis Day is an initiative to raise awareness of the scale of chronic viral hepatitis infections worldwide and to encourage the political will to tackle it. Chronic (long term) infection with hepatitis B (HBV) or hepatitis C (HCV) can cause liver failure and liver cancer. But simple measures are enough to help most people in the UK avoid life threatening liver disease - get protected, get tested, get treated.
One in 12 people worldwide have viral hepatitis B or C – prevalence far higher than HIV or any cancer. Infections are often undiagnosed so the aim is to encourage people to question themselves (rather than stigmatise others) and to get tested.http://bit.ly/ovPNNU