World Hepatitis Day (WHD) is held each year on 28 July to raise awareness of viral hepatitis and to find undiagnosed patients and promote testing and treatment.
DDN produced The Hepatitis C and Health guide to help recognise stages and symptoms and offer people the targeted help they need.
You can download it here and also order free printed copies of all our wider health guides.
Let us know what you are doing to eliminate Hepatitis in your service.
Here is a round up of what’s happening for World Hepatitis Day and how you can get involved.
Get involved on social media by following the hashtags #findthemissingmillions and#worldhepatitisday and you can download images and graphs for your posts here.
Visit www.worldhepatitisday.org to find out more, view global events, and download materials.
In DDN Magazine..
In our July/August DDN Magazine Ignatious Harling shares his progress as a hepatitis C peer educator.
You can view more DDN coverage of Hepatitis in DDN magazine here.
From our partners…
Turning Point unveils wide-ranging hep C strategy
Turning Point has launched its own hepatitis C strategy setting out how it intends to support the World Health Organization’s aim of eliminating the virus as a major public health threat by 2030. The charity will provide testing and specialist treatment, as well as use staff training and the sharing of harm reduction information to help eradicate the condition.
CGL Richmond Integrated Recovery Service are leading the way for drug services across the country with a recent achievement in Hepatitis C diagnosis and treatment.
- 100% of service users offered a test
- 90% accept test and are tested
- 75% of diagnosed start Hep C treatment