Family Health Association of Iran - world hepatitis day

World Hepatitis Day (WHD) takes places every year on 28 July. In this particular day, many educational, research and medical centers and universities along with NGOs and other stakeholders all over the world, hold lots different workshops, seminars and campaigns in order to raise awareness of the global burden of viral Hepatitis and highlighting the necessity of governmental and nongovernmental aids and supports to prevent, diagnose and treat of Hepatitis.

This year and for the first time, Family Health Association of Iran, participated in this global movement, and with holding different workshops and activities for a diverse range of audiences, tried to raise the public awareness about HBV and HCV, especially in the high risk communities. Below is a summary of these activities:

Workshop in Mazaheri community center in region 15 of Tehran

FHA of Iran held a workshop in Mazaheri community center on July 25, 2018. In this workshop, Kaj DIC’s specialist trained 40 housewives about Hepatitis, its ways of transmissions, diagnosis and treatment.

Workshop in Kaj DIC

This workshop held on July 25, 2018 in FHA Iran’s Kaj DIC for 25 of young people.

Workshop in Mikhak DIC

This workshop held on July 28, 2018 in FHA Iran’s Mikhak DIC for 20 of the clients by Ms. Dr. Alavi, Hepatitis and liver specialist from Shariati Hospital of Tehran.

There was free voluntarily HCV test and counseling available for all the clients for the occasion.

Workshop in Harandi community center in region 12 of Tehran

This workshop held on july 29, 2018 in Harandi community center for 40 residents of this neighborhood.

Information desk in Marzdaran community center in region 2 of Tehran

Besides workshops held in the poor neighborhood of Tehran, in collaboration with Iran Hepatitis Network, FHA Iran held an information desk in Marzdaran community center. In this program, Mr. Dr. SafiAbadi from Hepatitis Network explained about Hepatitis in a short lecture. Then at the information desk, HBV and HCV brochures were given to the audiences and their questions were answered.

By these activities, different groups of people learnt about Hepatitis and through the brochures, they carried this awareness to their home and families.

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