The objectives of the contest were to increases awareness about hepatitis and encourage inmates to learn their hepatitis status by getting tested. This activity contributed to an increase in diagnoses, resulting in more people receiving the treatment they needed, available in federal correctional institutions across Canada.
This year, the theme was “Finding the Missing Millions: Breaking barriers to diagnosis”, which reflects the global strategic plan to eliminate hepatitis for 2018-2020. These actions bring Canada one step closer to meeting its commitment to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030.
FIRST PRIZE WINNER, MALE CATEGORY
Rodney B., William Head Institution
FIRST PRIZE WINNER, FEMALE CATEGORY
Brittaney B., Fraser Valley Institution