Did you know that some 300,000 Canadians are infected with hepatitis C and the Public Health Agency of Canada estimates that 44% of these Canadians are unaware of their status?
From 2009-2017, CSIH coordinated a national World Hepatitis Day (WHD) campaign. This year, CSIH will be focusing on a high-risk population through our art contest in partnership with Correctional Service Canada (CSC) sponsored by Gilead Science Canada. The objectives of this project are to increase awareness about hepatitis and encourage inmates to learn their hepatitis status by getting tested. Hepatitis treatment is available in federal correctional institutions across Canada. However, the problem remains that people are unaware of their positive hepatitis status. You can learn more about the art contest here.
According to the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA), 300 million people are living with viral hepatitis and don’t know it. This year, join the quest to Find the Missing Millions.
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