World Hepatitis Day 2023 in the Americas
A summary of World Hepatitis Alliance members’ World Hepatitis Day activities in the WHO Americas region
Celebrating World Hepatitis Day in the Americas
World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) members in the WHO Americas region were able to effectively raise awareness online and in the media. A number of organisations ran successful advocacy campaigns.
Canadian Network on Hepatitis C
The Canadian Network on Hepatitis C shared a WHD video on social media as well as informational posts and testimonies from people with lived experience. Watch the video here.
Guatemalan Liver Association
To mark WHD, The Guatemalan Liver Association offered free hepatitis testing at a medical facility where over 120 people were tested. The Association also created five hepatitis awareness raising videos in collaboration with Labymed which were published across social media. Watch the videos here: 1,2,3,4,5.
Dr Patricia Velez Moller, Co-Founder and Vice-President at the Guatemalan Liver Association, also took part in WHO/PAHO’s webinar “Scale Up Access to Diagnosis and Treatment to Save Lives.” Watch the webinar here.