World Hepatitis Day Initiatives
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City: Santiago de Chile
Chile - WHD 2011
Free screening to detect hepatitis C were conducted in a series of clinics and public hospitals in the areas of Valparaíso, O’Higgins and Bio Bio.
The president of the Chilean Society of Gastroenterology and specialist of the ‘Red Salud UC’, Doctor Alejandro Soza, highlighted the need to improve information access and the importance of WHD in raising awareness.
Several Chilean media outlets covered WHD, drawing attention to the status of viral hepatitis in Chile and the availability of treatment.