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.
You can also look at our ‘Wall of Stories’ and submit your own personal experience of living with hepatitis or find other community resources including an Online Scrapbook and our latest Newsletters. The This is hepatitis... blog features bloggers from around the world talking about their experiences with hepatitis.
Switzerland - WHD 2011
To mark World Hepatitis Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) HQ organised a press briefing at the United Nations building and got widespread international coverage. They also ran a social media campaign, broadcasting a podcast and a WHD video which was translated into their 6 official languages (you can see the video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FzkCUfhAoo), engaging with thousands of people as a result.
WHO also updated its hepatitis factsheets and sent campaign toolkits to its regional and country offices in order to support Member States in taking part.