World Hepatitis Day 2022 in the Eastern Mediterranean

A summary of World Hepatitis Alliance members’ World Hepatitis Day activities in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean region

Celebrating World Hepatitis Day in the Eastern Mediterranean

World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) members in the WHO EMRO region were able to effectively raise awareness online and in the media. Many members held webinars and other virtual events to commemorate the day.

WHF Yemen

WHF Yemen shared campaign images on their social media channels which were translated into Arabic for local audiences.

Youth Association for Development (YAD) Pakistan

In Pakistan, the Youth Association for Development with the support of Gilead Sciences Inc, launched the project: Elimination of Hepatitis Through Partnership, Engagement, Digital and Artificial Intelligence-Based Systems in District Quetta.

The project objectives are to establish a diverse and inclusive partnership that engage patients and communities, leading to increasing hepatitis awareness in communities and collaboratively eliminating viral hepatitis. The project will also produce strategic digital and artificial intelligence-based systems that improve the access between hepatitis services seekers and hepatitis services providers that lead to eliminating hepatitis in district Quetta.

They used a digital platform through designing and producing the Hepatitis Connect App for hepatitis awareness, patient outreach, access to hepatitis care, prevention, testing, support and treatment services, and patient outreach with information about services.

View and download the Hepatitis Connect App here:

The Liver Foundation

The Liver Foundation Karachi Pakistan held a free hepatitis screening test, hepatitis B vaccination and consultancy to various people attending its World Hepatitis Day function. The Foundation’s clinic provides free tests and medication to all hepatitis patients throughout the year.

Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre

On World Hepatitis Day Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre engaged young student volunteers to make awareness posters and recorded their short messages where they can be seen pointing at clocks to promote the theme Hep Can’t Wait. They also participated in the global virtual relay.

They used their digital platforms, including an Instagram quiz feature, to raise awareness on the subject, and translated the World Hepatitis Day global theme into their national language Urdu and used this message on their digital media and print media.

The centre issued a statement for national newspapers to raise awareness about prevention and treatment of viral hepatitis which was published in both English and Urdu.

You can view the Facebook video here, Twitter video here and Instagram video here.

The Health Foundation

The Health Foundation shared their message:

28th July is World Hepatitis Day. On this day the world comes under a single theme to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change. In 2022 the theme is ‘I/We Can’t Wait’.

On World Hepatitis Day, we call on people from across the world to take action and raise awareness of hepatitis because Hepatitis Can’t Wait.

We would like to thank you for your support and would like to make an appeal for your donation/zakat so that THF can remain resolute in its mission to create a Hepatitis Free Pakistan. Thank you for your generosity.

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