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CATIE acknowledges World Hepatitis Day in Canada

On July 28, 2020, 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. The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has demonstrated the importance of working together internationally to confront public health challenges. Here you can find resources to help you spread the word.

Canada is one of 194 countries that have signed on to the World Health Organization’s Global Health Sector Strategy on Viral Hepatitis, committing to eliminate hepatitis C as a public health threat by 2030. To learn more, read about five ways to sustain the hepatitis C elimination efforts in Canada on the CATIE Blog.

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 newcomers to Canada

Canada is diverse, and so are the people affected by hepatitis C. Watch this video to hear the story of one newcomer, Shujaat, and his experience of accessing treatment and being cured of hepatitis C (in Urdu with English subtitles).

Basic information on hepatitis C transmission, testing and treatment is also available from CATIE in 13 different languages.

Blueprint to Inform Hepatitis C Elimination Efforts in Canada

One year ago, the Canadian Network on Hepatitis C (CanHepC), a national network of hepatitis C experts, launched the Blueprint to Inform Hepatitis C Elimination Efforts in Canada.

Watch this webinar to learn where Canada stands on our pathway to elimination and how we can sustain the response during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Watch and share the Connecting with Care films

Connecting with Care is a multimedia series that profiles effective models of hepatitis C care for people who use drugs in Canada.

Read more and watch the films.

Watch short films about the people profiled.

Hear innovative ideas from international leaders in hepatitis C

The world’s leading voices in hepatitis C and drug user health were in Montreal for the 8th International Conference on Hepatitis Care in Substance Users (INHSU 2019) in 2019. CATIE sat down with a few of them to hear their ideas for hepatitis C elimination and harm reduction.

Watch and download these videos.

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 14 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, including our new course on hepatitis C treatment.

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 – 2020

A timeline highlighting milestones in the history of hepatitis C.

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