World Hepatitis Day 2023 in South-East Asia

A summary of World Hepatitis Alliance members’ World Hepatitis Day activities in the WHO South-East Asia region

Celebrating World Hepatitis Day in South-East Asia

Budi Lukmanto Foundation, Indonesia 

The Budi Lukmanto Foundation in Jakarta, Indonesia, marked WHD by sharing WHD visuals on its social media pages and screening 14 children for hepatitis from Tangan Pengharapan Dormitory. 12 of the children received complete immunization. The children screened come from remote parts of Indonedia including Papua, East Nusa Tenggara, Mentawai and Kalimantan.

The National Liver Foundation of Bangladesh (NLFB), Bangladesh 

The NLFB hosted a hepatitis awareness and free testing event at Stamford University Bangladesh, Siddheswari, Dhaka.  

The programs included a hepatitis awareness seminar and free hepatitis B and C testing for the university students. Over 1,000 viral hepatitis awareness brochures distributed among the students. Under this program 276 students of Stamford University Bangladesh got the free hepatitis B and C testing. The program was inaugurated by Prof. Mohammad Ali who also gave a presentation on viral hepatitis awareness at the seminar.  

 Spokespeople from the NLFB were also featured in regional media articles as well as on broadcast news and media outlets. 

The Cumilla Liver Club, Bangladesh 

The Cumilla Liver Club in Bangladesh held a WHD rally through the streets of Cumilla. The rally was joined by doctors, engineers, businessmen, employees, social workers and students.  

 They also held a hepatitis event including free hepatitis B surface antigen screening and vaccination at Cumilla Medical College Hospital and Cumilla Liver Club. At the event, 171 people were screened and 106 people were vaccinated. 

 The Cumilla Liver Club also shared a video to mark WHD on social media here. 

Dr A.R.Venkateswaran, India 

Dr A.R.Venkateswaran helped conduct a WHD event at Savetha Medical college and Hospital Thandalam, situated on the outskirts of Chennai, India. 

 The rally was organized by Dr Venkateswaran Professor & HOD Dept of Medical gastroenterology, along with over 120 MBBS and BSc Nursing students. The rally consisted of seminars around hepatitis awareness and the importance of its vaccination. 

The Institute of Child Health, India 

The Institute of Child Health (ICH) in Chennai, India, marked WHD with a talk focused on hepatitis C in children at the ICH Children’s Hospital. THE ICH also orchestrated a rally using WHD posters around the streets of Chennai.  

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