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World Hepatitis Day (WHD) 2016 Media Outreach

Due to your hard work and collaborative efforts, this year’s WHD Canada media coverage has reached millions of Canadians in both official languages. To view the updated media coverage highlighting the national efforts during the WHD Canada 2016, please see below. If we have missed any print, radio or TV media coverage and you would like to add it to the list, please email to Ecaterina Damian edamian@csih.org.

In addition to the extensive print, TV and radio coverage, WHD Canada 2016 was trending on social media as well. Please visit the Storify for the National WHD Canada events here: https://storify.com/CSIHHepC/world-hepatitis-day-in-canada-2016 and for the WHD Ottawa event here: : https://storify.com/CSIHHepC/world-hepatitis-day-ottawa-2016.

We are very happy WHD 2016 message has reached millions, as only together we can make the elimination of viral hepatitis our next greatest achievement!

WHD Canada 2016 News Articles: 

Ottawa Citizen: Advocates push need for hepatitis C screening
Ottawa Sun: Advocates push need for hepatitis C screening
Thewhig: Street Health Centre opens new location
CBC News: ‘I thought my life was over’: World Hepatitis Day sparks awareness in Saskatoon
Woodstock Sentinel Review: Oxford County Public Health marking World Hepatitis Day on July 28 with free drop-in testing
Vancouver Sun: Opinion: Can we eliminate hepatitis?
Global News: Baby boomers should be screened for Hep C: Edmonton virologists
The Chronicle Herald: Confronting hepatitis
McGill University Health Centre: Critical years ahead in fight against hepatitis C virus
Edmonton Journal: Screen baby boomers to better protect Canadians from hep C, say Edmonton virologists
CHED: It’s World Hepatitis Day & there’s a new cure for HEP C
MUHC story: Critical years ahead in fight against hepatitis C virus
Metro: Vaincre l’épidémie silencieuse de l’hépatite C
CRCHUM: Eliminating Hepatitis C
Toronto Sun: Thousands likely undiagnosed with hepatitis Cthestar.com: The tragedies and triumphs of living with hepatitis C
CBC News: Testing encouraged for people at risk for Hepatitis C
Guelph Today: New and better treatment for Hep C
City News: Hepatitis C cure approved by Health Canada
Newswire: Canada takes a stand against viral hepatitis
Inside Ottawa Valley: Hepatitis C: The five types of people most at risk
The Globe and Mail: Health Canada approves drug doctors call cure for hepatitis C infection
Winnipeg Free Press: Provincial health officials advocate regular screenings for HIV, People at risk for hepatitis C urged to undergo testing
Lethbridge Herald: Canada’s “unnecessary” epidemic
Inside Ottawa Valley: July 28 marks World Hepatitis Day
RCI: Canadian Liver Foundation calls for increased hepatitis C testing
Williams Lake Tribune: Liver scans offered during elders gathering
New Glasgow News: Hepatitis C: Canada’s ‘unnecessary’ epidemic
Medical Xpress: More work needed to screen baby boomers at higher risk of hepatitis C
Thunder Bay Newswatch: Local liver care clinic provided free liver testing for its grand opening
Northumberland View: What’s Your Status – World Hepatitis Day Marks the Importance of Being Screened for a Serious Virus That Often Goes Undetected
Welland Tribune: Hepatitis Testing offered at event
University of Alberta: Canada needs hepatitis C blood screening, national strategy
Bay Today: A day of awareness and mourning
The Nugget: Testing key to catching hepatitis C before it irreparably damages the liver
Windsor Star: Many Canadians unaware they have Hep C, the “silent killer”
CBC News Saskatchewan: Testing encouraged for people at risk for hepatitis C
The Chronicle Herald: Voice of the People, Confronting Hepatitis
Simcoe.com: Lisle man unknowingly lived with hepatitis C for 28 years
Niagarathisweek: Annual event spreads word on Hep C myths
Healio: Many Canadians unaware of increased risk for hepatitis C
Thompson Citizen: Getting tested is key in battle against hepatitis
Acadie Nouvelle : L’hépatite C: l’épidémie que le Canada pourrait vaincre
Niagarathisweek: Annual event spreads word on Hep C myths
Wellandtribune: Hepatitis testing offered at event


WHD Canada 2016 Videos:

CTV News: Undiagnosed Hepatitis C common in adults between age 41-71
CTV News: Raising awareness for hepatitis – World Hepatitis Day
V-télé: Journée mondiale contre l’hépatite
98.5 fm: Vous en êtes peut-être atteint sans le savoir, connaissez-vous l’hépatite C?
CTV News Ottawa: Thousands of Canadians have hepatitis C, and most don’t even know it
CTV Kitchener: World Hepatitis Day
CTV Kitchener: Cure for hepatitis C?
YouTube: Deal With It: Untold Stories of Hepatitis C in Canada
ICI Radio-Canada : L’hepatite C, une maladie silencieuse et mal connue
CHED: It’s World Hepatitis Day & there’s a new cure for HEP C

World Hepatitis Day Canada 2016 Audio News Release

This year, the Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH) developed an audio news release in French and in English to support the World Hepatitis Day (WHD) 2016 campaign in Canada. The audio new release was broadcast on radio stations across Canada and reached an estimated 1.8 million Canadians. For details on the media outreach, please see the report here. To listen to the English audio news release please visit our YouTube channel here, to listen to the French audio news release, please visit our YouTube channel here.

Media Coverage Highlights

  • Over 1.8 million Canadians were reached through the Canadian Society for International Health’s audio news release
  • There were a total of 56 hits
    • 55 broadcast hits reached 1, 880, 700 Canadians
    • 1 online hit reached approximately 3, 500 Canadians
  • 18 stories were in French (32 percent) and 38 stories were in English (68 percent)
  • Total audience reach: 1, 884,200

WHD 2016 lit up a landmark near you! #LightsUp4Hep

As part of our National World Hepatitis Day 2016 Campaign, landmarks across Canada were lit up in light green, the colour of the NOhep movement. This year the following landmarks were lit up: The CN Tower, The Canadian and American sides of Niagara Falls, Skylon Tower in Niagara Falls, the town arches of Pelham, Toronto City Hall and the Toronto Nathan Phillips Square sign . Did you get a picture? Send them to us here or by tweeting using the hashtag #LightsUp4Hep and tweeting @CSIH_ on twitter!

niagara-green

Toronto sign WHD 2016

Parliamentary Breakfast Launches the World Hepatitis Day Campaign in Canada, June 16, 2016

Jane Philpott

To launch the World Hepatitis Day (WHD) campaign in Canada this year, the Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH) co-hosted the first Parliamentary Breakfast with the Honourable Jane Philpott, Canada’s minister of health. The event brought together government officials, decision makers, public health professionals, community based organizations, and the general public in their collective effort to eliminate hepatitis.

The Parliamentary Breakfast was a success and the Honourable Jane Philpott reaffirmed Canada’s commitment to participate in the global fight against viral hepatitis. During her address at the breakfast Philpott said, “We are committed to do the work to end hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030. We are working closely with provinces and territories to address the ongoing burden of viral hepatitis.”

CSIH is happy to announce that the media coverage for the Parliamentary Breakfast was very successful as the media outreach was approximately 3.4 million Canadians. Please see below for articles on the Parliamentary Breakfast in the news.

News Articles on the Parliamentary Breakfast

Yahoo!Canada: Canada takes a stand against Viral Hepatitis
National Post: Canada takes a stand against Viral Hepatitis
Shaw Connect: Canada takes a stand against Viral Hepatitis
CNW Group: Le Canada prend position contre l’hépatite virale
Vancouver Sun: Canada takes a stand against Viral Hepatitis
Ottawa Citizen: Canada takes a stand against Viral Hepatitis
Edmonton Journal: Canada takes a stand against Viral Hepatitis
Calgary Herald: Canada takes a stand against Viral Hepatitis
The Province: Canada takes a stand against Viral Hepatitis
Canada.com: Canada takes a stand against Viral Hepatitis
Montreal Gazette: Canada takes a stand against Viral Hepatitis
One News Page Global Edition: Canada takes a stand against Viral Hepatitis
Windsor Star: Canada takes a stand against Viral Hepatitis 

Parliamentary Breakfast: Media Coverage Report and News Releases 

Parliamentary Breakfast Media Coverage Report
Parliamentary Breakfast News Release
Parliamentary Breakfast News Release_French

The NOhep Movement

World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) works with governments, members and other key partners to support and elevate the voices of people living with viral hepatitis, to raise the profile of viral hepatitis and to help establish comprehensive hepatitis strategies which have robust prevention measures and access to affordable diagnostics and treatment. WHA has launched the World Hepatitis Day (WHD) 2016 website and materials and announced the re-branded theme under which governments, health care providers and communities will consolidate their efforts to eliminate viral hepatitis as a public health concern. WHA also announced that they will be officially launching a movement called NOhep, on WHD July 28 of this year. NOhep, standing for no hepatitis, is a global movement to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030. The Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH) actively supports the NOhep efforts and encourages everyone to sign up to the movement at www.NOhep.org, to add WHD activities to the WHA map of impact here http://www.worldhepatitisday.org/en/events , to use the NOhep logo for your communications and to use #NOhep and #WorldHepDay in addition to the Canadian hashtags, #NOhep, #WHDCanada2016, #LightUp4Hep and the Canadian logo.

The logo for the NOhep campaign can be found here:

nohep-logo_square

A new color, green, was chosen for the logo as it is vibrant and represents positivity. The logo consists of three circles of different shades of green.  The movement of colors on the circles, from dark green to lighter green, represents the future and the bright way towards the goal of eliminating hepatitis as a public health concern by 2030. For more information please see WHA’s webinar on the WHD 2016 campaign and materials https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eRGBOUs1Uo.

Correctional Services 2015 Winning Posters

The 2015 Correctional Services of Canada Art Contest for the World Hepatitis Day campaign are in! After much deliberation, CSIH is pleased to announce the winning posters for the 2015 Correctional Services of Canada Art Contest for the World Hepatitis Day campaign. It was a tough decision, but our judges were able to narrow it down to a male and female winner. The winning posters can be found on the Art contest page.

We want a world without viral hepatitis!

The World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) produced a collaborative video where organizations across the world marking World Hepatitis Day (WHD) were invited to submit videos. Please feel free to share the video We want a world without viral hepatitis where Canada’s voice is represented!

WHD 2015 #LightsUp4Hep lit up a landmark near you!

As part of our National World Hepatitis Day 2015 Campaign, landmarks across Canada were lit up in Amber and Red, the colours of the hepatitis awareness ribbon. This year the following landmarks were lit up: The CN Tower, The Canadian and American sides of Niagara Falls, Skylon Tower in Niagara Falls, The Heritage Building Ottawa, Halifax City Hall, BC Place Stadium and Science World Vancouver. Did you get a picture? Send them to us here or by tweeting using the hashtag #LightsUp4Hep and tweeting @CSIH_ on twitter!

niagara fallscn tower

World Hepatitis Day in the news

Have you seen an article about World Hepatitis Day online? Send it to us here

Dr. Mel Krajden: There’s lots of good news in the fight against hepatitis
Health Unit celebrates World Hepatitis Day July 28th
Hepatitis C can affect anyone
Event raises awareness about hepatitis C
Yorkton Film Festival partners with Sunrise Health
NHS to mark World Hepatitis Day with Falls event
Raising awareness of Hepatitis
Councillors accept Hepatitis challenge
‘Deal with it’ Documentary on Canada’s Hepatitis C Epidemic Now Available on iTunes, Awareness Campaign Launches for World Hepatitis Day
Pop-up clinic sheds light on Hep C
Hep C is curable: Not knowing this good news could be a killer
Health Unit offers free Hepatitis testing this week
Cape Breton Hepatitis C rates some of the highest in Canada
Opinion: Hepatitis C victims should rally to demand better treatment
Manitoba groups wants more Hepatitis C testing
Baby boomers urged to get tested for Hepatitis C
Mark World Hepatitis Day: Test baby boomers for Hepatitis C
Falls event raises awareness about Hepatitis C
Hep C is curable: Not knowing this could be a killer
Tuesday is World Hepatitis Day in Windsor
World Hepatitis Day in Guelph staged with spirit
Éradiquer l’hépatite C
World Hepatitis Day brings discussions to Saskatoon
Video: Annual barbecue promotes awareness on World Hepatitis Day
Council takes the Hepatitis challenge
Hepatitis C: People need to deal with it
Hepatitis C treatments skyrocket after pill-based drug covered by B.C. plan
What you don’t know can hurt you
Video: Reseau Access Network – Rural Tour
Pop-up clinic sheds light on Hep C

Hepatitis C has no symptoms until a dangerous amount of liver damage has occurred. Are you at risk?

Retired nurse from Halton was shocked when she was diagnosed with Hep C

Baby-boomers are at risk. Health care workers are at risk. Hepatitis C has no symptoms until dangerous amounts of liver damage have taken place. Read more here

Saskatoon man urges vaccination after contracting Hepatitis A on vacation

Travelling abroad? Read what happened to Bill Stampe, and learn what you can do to keep it from happening to you here

Media Kit

Check out our 2015 Press Release
Steve’s Story – After unexpected Diagnosis, man wins his long battle with hepatitis C
World Hepatitis Day Media Advisory
Hepatitis Media Fact Sheet
New resource on Hepatitis C for Journalists worldwide