World Hepatitis Day Initiatives
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Country: Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso - WHD 2011
SOS Hépatites Burkina, newly established in response to the huge health problem that viral hepatitis represents both nationally and in the whole of Africa, made a vigorous call to their Government on World Hepatitis Day to address the blatant lack of awareness amongst the population.
A press release was published in three of the most popular national newspapers ‘Le Quotidien’, the ‘Observateur paalga’ and ‘Le Pays’ in an effort to reach the public and raise awareness of these diseases in the country where according to the organisation “it is estimated that 1,600,000 people are infected with hepatitis B”. They called for the government to recognise viral hepatitis as a heath priority and implement a specific national programme in addition to the already existing National Health Development Programme.