Hepatitis, HCV 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.
Poster(s) should be sent via courier or scanned and emailed to Samar Sarkesh (email@example.com) or Samar Sarkesh at 340 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, ON K1A 0P9 no later than September 6, 2019.
For more information, contact Ecaterina Perean Damian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are pleased to showcase the winning entries for the 2018 Contest below:
FIRST PRIZE WINNER, MALE CATEGORY
Rodney B., William Head Institution
FIRST PRIZE WINNER, FEMALE CATEGORY
Brittaney B., Fraser Valley Institution