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World Hepatitis Day 2015 to Focus on Prevention

WHO and World Hepatitis Alliance have announced that the campaign theme for World Hepatitis Day 2015 will be the prevention of viral Hepatitis.

With 400 million people living with Hepatitis B and C worldwide. 1.4 million die due to these infections every year and many more become newely infected. Transmission of this virus can be prevented through better awareness and services that improve vcacinations, blood and injection safety, and reduce harm.

The annual campaign, marked on 28 July, aims not only to raise awareness among the general public and infected patients, but also to urgently promote improved access to hepatitis services, particularly prevention interventions, by policy makers.
The heightened risks faced by people who inject drugs can no longer be ignored
Free new for old [1-4-1] Needle/ Syringe Distribution Introduced
The Needle Exchange Programme (NEP) will shortly invite the outlets providing this service to participate in a free 'one for one' exchange of 3ml syringes with an associated needle.
What is the Needle Exchange Programme?
The Needle Exchange Programme (NEP) consists of approximately 200 outlets around New Zealand that sell new needles and syringes to injecting drug users.

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World Hepatitis Day is Tuesday 28 July!

Viral hepatitis can be prevented. It's up to all of us to act!

That is why in 2010 the World Health Organization made World Hepatitis Day one of only 4 official disease-specific world health days, to be celebrated each year on the 28th July. 

Millions of people across the world now take part in World Hepatitis Day, to raise awareness about viral hepatitis, and to call for access to treatment, better prevention programs and government action.

For every death a voice.

We’re asking 4,000 people to stand up and be counted in the quest to raise awareness of viral hepatitis. You can provide a voice for the 4,000 lives that will be lost on World Hepatitis Day this year. Together your voices become a powerful symbol for the need for action to prevent future deaths.


 There are great ways to make a difference. Visit www.worldhepatitisday.org