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World Hepatitis Day 2014

New- Hepatitis C is one of the most dangerous forms of hepatitis as it has no vaccination available. It is incredibly common amongst baby boomers, immigrants and intravenous drug users. For more information on hepatitis C please visit: www.youtube.com/user/CSIHglobal

This website is created for organizations, community leaders and individuals alike who are interested in joining the World Hepatitis Day initiative.  For more information on hepatitis please visit www.catie.ca

We have now closed the proposal application process upon accepting numerous wonderful proposals for this year’s World Hepatitis Day event. Please see the events page to find an event in your area!

The Canadian Society for International Health is in the process of planning the upcoming World Hepatitis Day 2014! Please find below the event proposal form for World Hepatitis Day (WHD) 2014. This form should be completed by community groups and agencies to describe the events they are going to implement for WHD 2014, and to order promotional materials with WHD messages on them. Please be informed that the list of promotional items has been updated according to WHD 2013 evaluation. Proposals should be submitted to Ecaterina Damian via email edamian@csih.org, fax 613-241-5785 or mail: Canadian Society for International Health , 1105 – 1 rue Nicholas, Ottawa, ON  K1N 7B7. The deadline for submission is Tuesday May 27, 2014.

Please click below for Word Document:  

EN_World Hepatitis Day Call Proposals_2014

If you would like to join the 2014 Planning Committee, please contact Ecaterina at edamian@csih.org.

What is World Hepatitis Day?

World Hepatitis Day is an annual event that brings attention to chronic viral hepatitis worldwide and stands in solidarity with persons who have hepatitis B or C, two forms of life-threatening liver disease. Approximately 500 million people – one in 12 worldwide – are infected with viral hepatitis B or C. In Canada, an estimated 550,000 people have viral hepatitis, with many unaware of their status.

Know Your Status? Get Tested.

Many persons with viral hepatitis experience no obvious symptoms until serious liver damage has occurred. In fact, in Canada, about 1 in 5 people with Hepatitis C do not know they have the virus. If left untreated, viral hepatitis can lead to severe damage to the liver, liver cancer, and the need for a liver transplant. The 2014 WHD Committee has decided to maintain last year’s slogan for this year’s World Hepatitis Day event to encourage testing: Know your status? Get tested. Help us increase awareness about viral hepatitis. Attend an event in your area & get involved with help from our WHD toolkit