NOhep Villagers: United Against Hepatitis

“United Against Hepatitis” is a community-based organization that unites people with chronic viral hepatitis. Our mission is Russia without hepatitis. Our main activities are: advocacy, hotline on viral hepatitis and building regional activists.

What do you plan to do at your booth in the NOhep Village?

We’re planning to exhibit our best practices of interacting with medical professionals, government officials and patients, as well as the examples of our infographics which include the NOhep logo.

What do you hope delegates will learn from your booth?

We hope that delegates will see that only through the cooperation with government officials and the medical community, can you successfully help patients.

What will make your booth stand out?

We’ll do our best to make our booth visible through bright pictures, posters, videos and roll-ups. The main feature will be our clear, strong message: cooperation not confrontation.

What are you most looking forward to about the Global Hepatitis Summit?

We’re planning on meeting with medical professionals from all around the world to discuss the latest trends in prevention and treatment of viral hepatitis and then take this information back home to Russia. We’re looking forward to learning best practices in advocacy and access to treatment from patients’ groups from other countries, especially the ones that are “stuck in the middle” – i.e., neither rich nor too poor.

How will exhibiting in the NOhep Village benefit your organisation?

For our patient community it will be a very clear and strong message that the problem of viral hepatitis is truly global. And that your experience can be interesting for people all over the world.

How have you worked with the scientific community in the past?

We have worked with the scientific community while making our materials on viral hepatitis, as well as while preparing our official letters to the Russian government. It allows us to increase our level of expertise, which is crucial in tackling the hepatitis epidemic.

For more information on United Against Hepatitis’ work, visit their website, Facebook or YouTube.