Yemen - WHD 2011On the occasion of World Hepatitis Day, (WHD), Model 48 Hospital held a scientific forum (the first of its kind in Yemen) under the theme “New approaches in diagnosing and treating viral hepatitis and its prevention”.
United States of America - WHD 2011As last year, World Hepatitis Day (WHD) in the USA was celebrated in many states and had the support of community groups, local and federal government as well other institutions and private corporations. One of the main events was a White House reception on July 28 in the old Executive Office building that was attended by activists, academics, government officials, public health professionals, industry and other stakeholders.
Ukraine - WHD 2011This year World Hepatitis Day was conducted in 9 Ukrainian cities (Kiev, Odessa, Kharkiv, Ternopil, Poltava, Chernivtsi, Lviv, Rivne and Bakhchisarai AR Crimea) and was supported by Stop Hepatitis group, the Gay Alliance and by other organisations as well as by the Ministry of Health.
Venezuela - WHD 2011The Venezuelan media called attention to World Hepatitis Day (WHD) and featured the World Health Organization recommendations for hepatitis B and C. Some of the main news outlets in the country, such as ‘El Nacional’ and ‘El Universal’, reported on WHD.
United Kingdom - WHD 2011The Hepatitis C Trust ran a huge awareness campaign in the form of bus stop posters and billboards, donated by Clear Channel in London and other cities in Britain and organisations all over the UK took part by holding local events in their communities. On the occasion of World Hepatitis Day, the British Liver Trust offered support to all of their community groups across the UK ensuring they had sufficient information on hepatitis for any activities they had planned.
United Arab Emirates - WHD 2011A hepatitis C testing initiative was announced by the Emirates Association at a press conference ahead of World Hepatitis Day. The campaign was held at malls in Abu Dhabi and Dubai with doctors explaining to passersby the importance of early diagnosis.
Uganda - WHD 2011The Ministry of Health declared the hepatitis B virus a threat to Uganda. At the same time, the ministry declared vaccination compulsory for health workers and medical students in all training institutions in the country.
Turkey - WHD 2011Turk Karaciger Vakfi group in partnership with the Taxi Drivers Association organised a demonstration at 13.00 on July 28, when all taxi drivers hooted their horns for one minute.
Togo - WHD 2011The newly established Association Sauvons l’Afrique des Hépatites (ASADH), carried out a week-long awareness-raising campaign in the run-up to World Hepatitis Day in Lomé, the capital and largest city of Togo – the first initiative of its kind in the country where no national hepatitis strategy is in place.
Thailand - WHD 2011The Thai Association for the Study of the Liver joined the global campaign on World Hepatitis Day (WHD) raising awareness amongst Thais about the devastating effects of viral hepatitis.