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CATIE acknowledges World Hepatitis Day in Canada

On July 28, 2021, people around the world will acknowledge World Hepatitis Day in an effort to raise awareness about viral hepatitis and the global effort to eliminate it. This page includes helpful resources to help you spread the word about viral hepatitis elimination, access new information and keep up to date on emerging issues in hepatitis C.

 

 

World Hepatitis Day digital toolkit

Are you looking for images, videos and sample messaging to promote #WorldHepatitisDay in your organization’s email newsletters or social media channels? CATIE has created a toolkit with downloadable multimedia files. Check it out.

Share hepatitis C key messages

Share these posters, postcards and videos to spread key messages about hepatitis C prevention, transmission, testing and treatment on World Hepatitis Day. Click each message to find out more!

Learn more about hepatitis C and immigrants to Canada

Canada is diverse, and so are the people affected by hepatitis C. 

CATIE’s new video campaignCATIE Kitchen: Talking about Hepatitis C, is for hepatitis C service providers and members of Ontario’s four largest immigrant communities with high prevalence of hepatitis C, Chinese, Pakistani, Punjabi and Filipino communities.

The campaign raises awareness about hepatitis C prevalence and risk, and the need for testing and linkage to treatment and care. Featuring members of the Chinese, Filipino, Punjabi and Pakistani communities, the campaign includes one English video for services providers to increase awareness about hepatitis C among the affected communities.

Webinar recording: Connecting with hepatitis C care during COVID-19

Watch this webinar hosted by CATIE, the International Network on Health and Hepatitis in Substance Users (INHSU) and the Canadian Network on Hepatitis C (CanHepC) to learn about innovative models of hepatitis C care for people who use drugs, including participants in the Connecting with Care films in Toronto, Montreal and Ahtahkakoop First Nation. The webinar explores how these programs have adapted and responded to meet the needs of their communities during COVID-19.

See this related blog post, where we revisit the perspectives of peer workers from the original Connecting with Care films!

New! CATIE statement on hepatitis C treatment efficacy among people who use drugs

There has been a treatment revolution in hepatitis C, with safe and highly effective direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment that can cure hepatitis C in as few as eight to 12 weeks. The proportion of people who use drugs or are on opioid agonist treatment (OAT) and cure their hepatitis C with treatment is comparable to other populations who have received treatment. As such, Canadian hepatitis C treatment guidelines recommend that all people with chronic hepatitis C be considered for treatment, including people who use drugs, and regardless of whether they plan to continue, reduce or stop their use of substances. 

This CATIE statement summarizes the best available evidence on hepatitis C treatment efficacy among people who use drugs. It was developed to help service providers in Canada adapt their programs and incorporate this evidence into their messaging and support for clients.

The elimination of viral hepatitis in Canada: Where are we now and where can we go?

Missed the 2021 Canadian Liver Meeting? Learn more by reading the recent CATIE Blog post summarizing the event.

Get free resources delivered from the CATIE Ordering Centre

CATIE delivers booklets, brochures, posters and other print resources on hepatitis C free of charge to service providers across Canada. We’ve recommended some resources for World Hepatitis Day. Please order by July 12th to ensure you receive your resources on time!

 

Learn more about hepatitis C with eduCATIE.ca

CATIE offers online self-directed learning to build knowledge of hepatitis C science and practice.

These courses are designed for service providers to learn on their own time and at their own pace. All participants receive a certificate of completion.

Go to eduCATIE.ca to take a course!

A brief history of hepatitis C: 1989 – 2021

A timeline highlighting milestones in the history of hepatitis C.

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