CSIH is hosting the sixth annual World Hepatitis Day (WHD) Campaign in Canada this year, with an overarching goal to promote testing, prevention, treatment and linkage to care for Canadians affected by hepatitis B and C.
The first WHD 2017 National Teleconference is
Wednesday, March 15, 2017; 1:30 to 2:30 pm ET
Please join us to kick off the Canadian WHD Campaign and help make WHD Canada 2017 the biggest and most successful year yet!
If you would like to participate in planning for WHD 2017 or for more information, please email Ecaterina Damian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
World Hepatitis Day 2016
Last year, organizations across Canada united under the theme “Know Your Status? Get Tested – Learn Your Options.” The WHD campaign in Canada was launched at an inaugural Parliamentary Breakfast, co-hosted with the office of the Honorable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health. More than 65 organizations hosted a record number of more than 150 WHD events across the country, including health fairs, vaccination and testing, travelling road shows, free barbeques, guest speakers such as Members of Parliament, WHD Mayoral Proclamations, workshops, pancake breakfasts, information booths/displays, entertainment, activities for youth such as poster contests and henna tattooing, raffles, carnivals, games and more. There were more than 200 people tested for hepatitis B and C at the day of the event across the country. CSIH hosted Canada’s largest WHD event in Ottawa, which drew more than 550 people and offered testing as well as information about prevention and treatment options. For more information about WHD 2016 events in Canada please visit https://whdcanada.org/events/
The media coverage for the 2016 WHD Canada campaign reached millions of Canadians in both official languages. In total there were more than 50 articles published in both English and French. Please check the WHD News page for details.
In addition to the extensive print, TV and radio coverage, WHD Canada 2016 was trending on social media as well. Please visit the Storify for the National WHD Canada events here and for the WHD Ottawa event here.
World Hepatitis Day Global
The World Hepatitis Alliance launched the NOhep movement on July 28th. The aim of the movement is to unite the global efforts to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030, as set out in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Strategy for Viral Hepatitis. World Hepatitis Day is an opportunity to join millions around the world to make the elimination of viral hepatitis our next greatest achievement. For more information about the movement, please visit http://www.nohep.org/