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.
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Ghana - WHD 2011
As part of the activities to mark World Hepatitis Day, a free hepatitis B screening event was organised at the Freedom and Justice Park in Accra - the initiative was led by famous rapper Okyeame Kwame and it reached over 800 people. The event was part of a larger campaign aiming to fight the disease in Ghana and organised by the Okyeame Kwame Foundation in partnership with MTN Ghana Foundation, MDS-Lancet Laboratories Gh. Ltd, Ghana Health Services, Save Your Liver Foundation, One Mic Entertainment, Ohenemedia (OM Studios), Theobald Foundation and Coca-Cola.
Additonally, Stephen Corquaye and Dr. Adwoa Adjei Nkansah from the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital talked on the prominent Multi TV current affairs show ‘PM EXPRESS’ about the status of hepatitis in Ghana and the need to implement a national hepatitis strategy to tackle the problem.