World Hepatitis Day Initiatives
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Spain - WHD 2011
On July 28, the Catalan Association Hepatitis Patients (ASSCAT) in partnership with the Red Cross was in the Lessep square in Barcelona providing information on hepatitis as well as free blood and oral testing. Some volunteers were located at subway exits and near the library giving out information - 1,000 brochures and 200 magazines (ASSCAT Informa nº17) were distributed. Additionally, ASSCAT took part in the radio show ‘Els Matins de Catalunya’.
The group Asociación Española de Enfermos de Hepatitis C’(AsoEEHC) had a comprehensive campaign including round table debates with government officials from several provinces to bring the patients’ perspectives to their attention. They also spoke in universities about early diagnosis and talked to experts in prisons and drug addiction centres on conducting therapy groups for lifestyle changes.
AsoEEHC also displayed campaign posters on 110 buses from the 18th till the 28th and organised a press seminar titled ‘Breaking the silence’ with several media outlets.
The Ministry of Health, Social Policy and Equality marked the date and several politicians as well as experts talked about early diagnosis