July 28, 2020 is World Hepatitis Day
World Hepatitis Day 2020 is about the missing millions around the globe who are unaware they are living with hepatitis. British Columbia is part of the picture and Pacific AIDS Network encourages collective effort across the province to find the undiagnosed and link them to care. It takes policy-makers, government, health authorities, healthcare workers, community-based organizations, and lived experience of hepatitis all working together to move the cause forward for continued change.
This is the World Hepatitis Day relay video message from the The Hepatitis C Leadership Project.
Search hashtags #WHDrelay and #WorldHepatitisDay on Social Media to see video relays from around the world!
More About World Hepatitis Day
BC Community Support & Education Resources
HepCBC – run by and for people infected and affected by viral hepatitis whose mission is to provide education, prevention and support to those living with viral hepatitis.
- Support Services and Organizations in BC and Yukon
- Prison Outreach Program
- Physicians and Nurse Practitioners in BC Currently Treating Hepatitis B and/or Hepatitis C
Pacific Hepatitis C Network – a community-based organization whose vision is to have BC free of new hepatitis C infections, with the best possible care and support for those already infected.
Help4Hep – a peer-to-peer helpline where counsellors work with patients to meet the challenges of hepatitis C head-on. Callers talk one-to-one with a real person, typically someone who’s had hepatitis C touch their own life.
Hep C Treatment Information Project – your web-based hepatitis C treatment information toolkit for entering into that world and building your understanding about hep C treatment.
Hepatitis C Leadership Project – Pacific AIDS Network
Hep C in Focus – Pacific AIDS Network
The Ins and Outs of Getting on Hepatitis C Treatment – Pacific AIDS Network
Ways to Take Action and Participate
In 2016, every government in the world made a commitment to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030. With less than 10 years to go, only a handful of countries are on track to eliminate hepatitis C, and progress towards eliminating hepatitis B is lagging globally.
Now it’s up to us to hold our governments to account and urge them to keep their promise to eliminate viral hepatitis.
It’s really easy to get involved by signing this open letter. The letter will be sent to every Ministry of Health in the world after World Hepatitis Day.
Are you an organization engaging in virus hepatitis advocacy? Consider joining Action Hepatitis Canada, a national coalition of organizations responding to viral hepatitis.
Their work engages government, policy makers, and civil society across Canada to promote viral hepatitis prevention, improve access to care and treatment, increase knowledge and innovation, create public health awareness, build health-professional capacity, and support community-based groups and initiatives.
Are you a PAN member organization or person with lived of experience of hepatitis C and would like to have a conversation about hepatitis C? The Hepatitis C Leadership Project wants to hear about specifics in your community about who we’re missing, how to reach them, and what’s needed on your local level to link them care. Contact, Monte Strong, email details below.
Questions? Feedback? Get in touch!
Monte Strong, Hepatitis C Leadership Project Coordinator