World Hepatitis Day 2019 DDN Round Up

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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 Hepatitis C Guide

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.

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Get involved on social media by following the hashtags #findthemissingmillions and#worldhepatitisday and you can download images and graphs for your posts here.

 


WHO LogoWorld Hepatitis Day is one of WHO’s seven officially mandated global public health days.

Visit www.worldhepatitisday.org to find out more, view global events, and download materials.


Hepatitis C Trust LogoThe Hepatitis C Trust is the national UK charity for hepatitis C. View their map of events taking place around the country.

 


In DDN Magazine..

Hepatitis Peer SupportIn 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

Victor Adebowale Turning Point CEO
‘We are proud to be playing a part in eliminating the virus as a public health threat,’ said chief executive Lord Victor Adebowale.

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.

 

Find out more here.

 

 


Jennifer Hannon, the Lead Nurse in CGL Richmond
Jennifer Hannon, the Lead Nurse in CGL Richmond

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

Find out more here

 


NHS Substance Misuse Providers Association talk about their plan to eliminate Hep C across their services.

Find out more here.