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.
The objectives of the contest were to increases awareness about hepatitis and encourage inmates to learn their hepatitis status by getting tested. CSIH received a total of 60 posters: 14 from women and 46 from men. This activity contributed to an increase in diagnoses, resulting in more people receiving treatment, which is available in federal correctional institutions across Canada.
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