We are delighted to announce the top ten finalists from our NOhep stories contest. The stories illustrate the global impact that hepatitis is having on people and communities worldwide.
The stories contest was a collaboration between the NOhep movement, the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) with funding from Endhep2030, The Hepatitis Fund.
Dr Joe Tucker from LSHTM said: “These stories are an incredible reminder of the global impact of hepatitis. Our aim is that these stories will remind policy makers on the need to take action so that we can reach the elimination of viral hepatitis by 2030.”
The top ten submissions were:
- “Family diary beating hepatitis B” – an infographic from China
- “Let’s not whisper, let’s speak loudly and openly about who we are, how we feel, and lend a hand to the others like us” – Silvana Lesidrenska- Bulgaria
- “Tackling hepatitis and COVID-19” a video from Yiyou Charity Liver Center and Yiyou Aigan Public Welfare Development Center, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou- China
- “My hepatitis C journey” Dr Evelyn McKnight- USA
- “Faces of hepatitis C” Asociación Civil Buena Vida – Argentina
- “The story of Muslima Kader Mili”- a video from the National liver Foundation of Bangladesh – Bangladesh
- “How to prevent hepatitis B in newborns” an infographic from Wu Nan from the Institute of Liver Diseases, First Affiliated Hospital of Peking University
- “The Contribution of the NGO ASOJEDEC in the establishment of a national programme to fight viral hepatitis”- Democratic Republic of Congo
- “A call to action from Bralise, a young advocate” – Democratic Republic of Congo
- “The personal story of Aleksey Lakhov”- Russia
Winning submissions will be awarded prizes and the stories will be used to encourage policy makers to prioritise hepatitis elimination efforts. Participants will also have the opportunity to share their experiences at international meetings.