Various organizations came together at the event to bring awareness to the threats of hepatitis and the advances we have made against them. There were also guest speakers lined up for the day, from patients who have lived with hepatitis, to health care professionals discussing the advancements made to combat the disease.
And, of course, VIDC had to be there! As part of our commitment to a community-based holistic approach to treatment, being at the World Hepatitis Day event is our way of engaging and learning from the community.
Pictures speak louder than words! Check out the photos below to find out how else was VIDC involved at the event.
It is through events like these that communities are brought together to teach and learn from each other. And it is through these events that allies are brought together to fight towards a common goal: health and wellness.
The poster says it all! Come join us on July 31 (Friday) for a special Support Group session to mark World Hepatitis Day 2015.
July 28 is the official World Hepatitis Day when all around the world health care professional and organizations join together in bringing awareness to the dangers of this virus.
With 400 million infected, and 4,000 people dying everyday of the virus, we need a lot more work in getting awareness and education about the virus out there.
To find out more about World Hepatitis Day 2015, click here. On their website, they have toolkits and materials you can use to spread the world locally. Infographics and posters are readily available for download — in various languages too. There is a lot you can do on their website, from posting a photo of yourself to show solidarity, to browsing events you can be part of worldwide!