Hepatitis Can’t Wait

Jul 23, 2021Latest News

Did you know that nine out of ten people living with hepatitis globally don’t know they have it?

Wednesday 28 July 2021 marks World Hepatitis Day (WHD). WHD is acknowledged each year to bring the world together to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change. This year’s theme is ‘Hepatitis Can’t Wait‘. 

We need to take action and raise awareness of hepatitis because, Hepatitis Can’t Wait – not even in the current COVID-19 crisis. At NRCH, our unique services and culturally appropriate health promotion improve: 

  • Testing
  • Treatment
  • Access
  • Uptake

 To mark WHD this year, NRCH will be taking part in the Hepatitis Can’t Wait campaign in a number of ways. Join us for the following: 

👉 North Richmond Community Health (NRCH) Café Activity

NRCH will be providing information about hepatitis (testing, treatment, access and uptake) to clients and local residents. Come down for a coffee and delicious toasties from our Café. 

When: Wednesday 28 July 2021 | 12pm – 2PM
Location: Front of NRCH | 23 Lennox Street, Richmond VIC 3121

This will be a COVIDSafe activity.

 

👉 World Hepatitis Day Virtual Broadcast (hosted by Australasian Hepatology Association, supported by Gilead)

A panel of nurses from across Australia, including NRCH’s Medically Supervised Injecting Room’s Registered Nurse, Jen Anderson will be sharing reflections about their professional journeys to highlight the work that needs to be done in the elimination of hepatitis.

When: Wednesday 28 July 2021 | 9am to 10am
Location: Online event | CLICK HERE to register

 

👉 Spotlight on hepatitis B 

Join our Multicultural Health & Support Service (MHSS) as part of the Victorian Hepatitis B Alliance (VHBA) for this year’s HBV Spotlight series, shining a light on Hepatitis B in Australia.

When: 22 July to 11 August 2021
Where: Online event | CLICK HERE to register


WHD is a great opportunity for us all to join forces to increase awareness and encourage a real change to facilitating prevention, diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis. We hope to see you at some of these events!
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