CSIH, in partnership with Correctional Service Canada (CSC) and support from Gilead Sciences Canada, organized the World Hepatitis Day Art Contest for federal inmates across Canada for its 7th consecutive year.
Hepatitis, hepatitis C in particular, disproportionately affects people who are incarcerated, contributing to the spread of hepatitis and perpetuating health inequities. Correctional institutions therefore represent an important public health setting for hepatitis testing and treatment, and raising awareness of these issues. The main aim of the World Hepatitis Day Art Contest is to encourage inmates to get informed and know their status by getting tested. These actions bring Canada one step closer to meeting its commitment to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030.
This year’s theme, “Finding the Missing Millions: Breaking barriers to diagnosis”, reflects the global strategic plan to eliminate hepatitis as a public health concern by 2030. We recieved 67 submissions - 51 from men and 16 from women - and awarded 14 prizes valued between $100- $250. For more information, contact Ecaterina Perean Damian at email@example.com.
CSIH is pleased to showcase the winning entries for the 2019 Contest below:
FIRST PRIZE WINNER, FEMALE CATEGORY
Anngela Valentino, Joliette Institution, Quebec
FIRST PRIZE WINNER, MALE CATEGORY
Dennis C Whiteferd, Bowden Institution, Alberta