National Hepatitis C Week is a joint initiative of HIV Ireland, Community Response and UISCE, supported and funded by AbbVie.
The awareness week takes place annually to coincide with World Hepatitis Day on 28th July.
The first National Hepatitis C Week took place in 2015 from 27th to 31st July. The campaign was launched in Smock Alley Theatre on 27th July in Dublin and was supported by campaign Ambassador, Marianne Faithfull, and officially launched by Minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin. The event included a special performance by the High Hopes Choir.
Special awareness events took place in Dublin (SAOL Project), Cork (Cork Drug and Alcohol Task Force and Southern Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Force), Limerick (GOSHH) and Athlone (Merchants Quay Ireland). A range of other service providers getting involved in the campaign were provided with an ‘Events Pack’ and new resources to assist with hosting events to raise awareness.
The main campaign website is www.hepinfo.ie.
- Information Booklet – Hepatitis C: Know the Facts.
- Poster 1 – Get the Facts.
- Poster 2 – Get Tested.
- Poster 3 – Get Support.
- Poster 4 – Compilation Poster with 3 key messages.