The annual World Hepatitis Day (WHD) takes places every July 28 and brings the world together under a single theme to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change.
One of just four disease-specific global awareness days officially endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO), WHD unites patient organisations, governments, medical professionals, civil society, industry and the general public to boost the global profile of viral hepatitis.
The HCT-Al Ain Men’s campus (AAM) joined the global awareness by organizing its own World Hepatitis Day event on July 27 at the campus, which aimed to promote sports and health awareness among staff by creating an environment which enhances the values of teamwork, leadership and life-long health and well-being.
The awareness targeted staff and the faculty, and the campus health and safety committee and the AAM Student Services team cooperated to organize the awareness session which provided the types of hepatitis and the way to protect our self from ways to prevent the disease transmission.
Awareness leaflets were distributed to the audience. The information session was followed by audience questions and comments.