World Hepatitis Day 2022 in Europe
A summary of World Hepatitis Alliance members’ World Hepatitis Day activities in the WHO European region
Celebrating World Hepatitis Day in Europe
World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) members in the WHO EURO region were able to effectively raise awareness online and in the media. Some members were still able to hold scaled-back and socially-distanced educational, testing and vaccination events, and others looked for opportunities to raise awareness through large-scale public campaigns.
Info to be shared
On the occasion of the World Hepatitis Day, Hepatos provided hepatitis C testing and liver examination with a Fibroscan® device in its InfoHep Center in Split. They also launched the ‘Hepatitis Can’t Wait’ campaign locally, reminding stakeholders that in order to stay on track to eliminate viral hepatitis, even during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is necessary to continue to provide testing, treatment and care services and try to avoid setbacks and retain the hard-won momentum in hepatitis elimination.
In addition, Hepatos published a press release outlining the current hepatitis statistics in the country and the threat the COVID-19 pandemic poses to hepatitis elimination locally. They also participated in this year’s global virtual relay.
Dr. Hilary Jones MBE
Doctor, TV Presenter and author Dr. Hilary Jones MBE shared a Tweet on World Hepatitis Day to his 88.9K Twitter Followers.