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City: Buenos Aires
Argentina - WHD 2011
Following the success of previous years, the group Fundación HCV Sin Fronteras carried on with their online get tested campaign ‘Si tenés dudas, Hacete la Prueba’ (if you have doubts, get tested) targeting risk groups. Hospitals and health centres across the country handed out information about chronic viral hepatitis with the support of local patient groups and NGOs. Also, a national congress was held in Buenos Aires to discuss the impact of hepatitis in society.
In the province of Buenos Aires information stands set up in Moreno y Peatonal Square and Peatonal San Martin were offering free screening and hepatitis B vaccination. While people waited to get tested / vaccinated, theatre acts were performed to draw attention to the issue of hepatitis. Fundación HCV Sin Fronteras also collected signatures for a petition to ensure that government asked civil society to input into a national hepatitis strategy which is being developed.
In Rosario, province of Santa Fe, a lecture on the theme of chronic viral hepatitis was held in the local university and free screening was available in Montenegro Square – both initiatives were supported by Hepatitis Rosario group.
In the province of Formosa, a seminar was held in the Hospital Central de Alta Complejidad to inform everyone who attended the event about viral hepatitis.
A press conference took place at the Argentinean Society of Liver Diseases as well as an update event on the impact of viral hepatitis on the individual and on society. Additionally, TV channel ‘Canal 3’ from Rosario broadcast a show on the topic of hepatitis