NOhep News Headlines | February 2019

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Manila, Philippines

NOhep supporters CEVHAP (Coalition to Eradicate Viral Hepatitis in Asia Pacific) led the first NOhep Twitter takeover on the 21st February!

Tweeting live from Manila at the APASL Public Health Forum on the 21st of February, CEVHAP brought out some sobering statistics about viral hepatitis in the Western Pacific region. For example, did you know that 1,150 people die each day from viral hepatitis in the Western Pacific region? Or that 50% of all global liver cancer deaths are in China.

Visit the NOhep website to find out more about hepatitis in the Western Pacific, about NOhep at APASL and about CEVHAP!

 

India

United Way Mumbai have sent in a great photo from a recent event! Shubham and Divya from G.N Khalsa college in Mumbai set a fantastic example by getting vaccinated for hepatitis B. The pair also built NOhep awareness in the community by distributing informative leaflets and encouraging young adults to get tested and vaccinated.

RANN Foundation launched Project NOhep Delhi with an education and immunisation camp. The camp offered awareness and prevention of hepatitis B in New Delhi slums. NOhep Delhi also worked to provide education and training for both girls and women, offering them a chance to become champions of elimination in their communities.

 

Egypt

Two NOhep Visionaries – Prof. Jeffrey Lazarus and Prof. Dr. Ammal Metwally – recently sat down for an interview about viral hepatitis.

The conversation touched on how Dr. Metwally came to work in the field of viral hepatitis, what Egypt has done to achieve such fantastic elimination results in recent years and the challenges that her country faces in achieving NOhep over the coming years.

 

Supporter Spotlight

In this month’s NOhep Supporter Spotlight, we focus on Tassawar Ali, who has been working in the humanitarian sector for the last 8 years. Initially, his focus was on adolescent and child health but he soon started working with HIV and harm reduction through Rutgers, an international centre of expertise in sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR).

In his profile, Tassawar relates how he moved from his initial focus in healthcare into addressing viral hepatitis in Pakistan, which has the second highest global burden of hepatitis C.

Congratulations on your work so far Tassawar – you are a fantastic NOhep representative for Pakistan!

 

Australia

Meet some of the Australians who have taken back the lives they thought lost after hepatitis C diagnosis. As ever, we offer thanks to our friends at Hepatitis Australia and Hepatitis SA for their ongoing work to eliminate viral hepatitis in Australia!