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Senegal - WHD 2011
The World Hepatitis Alliance participated in the ‘Appel de Dakar’ International Conference, which brought together key players in the field of hepatitis in Africa and which took place from 26 to 28 July 2011 in Dakar. This was an initiative of the Ministry of Health and Prevention of the Republic of Senegal, as part of the first official World Hepatitis Day.
The ‘Appel de Dakar’ gathered professionals, government officials and patient associations from all over francophone Africa who together prepared a statement addressed to all African Heads of States calling on them to tackle viral hepatitis in their countries. This was read out by the Health Minister on World Hepatitis Day – statement available on http://hepatites.sn/actualites/117-lappel-de-dakar.html.
Patient groups from across the francophone world attended the event including SOS Hépatites Fédération, SOS Hépatites Algeria, SOS Hépatites Mali, SOS Hépatites Burkina, SOS Hépatites Cote d’Ivoire, AMLIV from Mauritania, ASADH from Togo and ACCHV from Cameroon.
SOS Hépatites Senegal was created in the aftermath of the event and Professor Aminata Sall Diallo who is the National Hepatitis Programme coordinator became the patron of the newly formed patient organisation.