WORLD HEPATITIS DAY
28 JULY 2012!
Both hepatitis B and C are preventable and both can be managed and treated -yet thousands of new infections occur every year. Stigma, discrimination, and a lack of awareness in the general community, still impact many people’s ability to access management or treatment options.
“The long-term objective of the global World Hepatitis Day (WHD) campaign is to prevent new infections and to deliver real improvements in health outcomes for people living with hepatitis B and C. Despite the enormity of the epidemics, community knowledge remains inexplicably low. The awareness-raising events associated with WHD therefore play an important role in educating the general public about viral hepatitis.” -- Hepatitis Australia 2012
* You can order hepatitis resources from the online resource order form at the Hepatitis Queensland Website:
http://www.hepqld.asn.au/order/ You can also order WHD packs containing general resources with added WHD information, posters, pens and stickers.
* Go to the 12 global asks of the World Hepatitis Alliance http://www.worldhepatitisalliance.org/Policy/12_Asks.aspx and look at actions you can take on a local level.
* Go to the international site of the world Hepatitis Alliance http://www.worldhepatitisalliance.org/en/Home.aspx to see what is happening around the world
* You can set up a World Hepatitis Day display in your organisation’s foyer, local library or school during hepatitis awareness week. Or place World Hepatitis Day banners and information on your workplace’s website and intranet.
* Download the Australian Poster and place on notice boards and public places in your area:
* Plan a media release or write a letter to the editor of your local paper
* Host a Love Your Liver lunch to focus on liver health in your organisation or visit http://www.loveyourliver.com.au and circulate healthy liver recipes in your community
* Download the latest facts and figures information sheet and circulate to your networks