ELPA on World Hepatitis Day

Keith Alcorn
Published:
22 July 2013

The European Liver Patients Association (ELPA) will be marking World Hepatitis Day with a focus on Croatia, in order to mark the accession of Croatia to the European Union on 1 July 2013.

The Croatian Association of Treated and Ill with Hepatitis “Hepatos”, a member of ELPA and the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA), and the other associations from the Croatian Alliance of Hepatitis Patients (CAHP), are organising a series of activities linked to marking World Hepatitis Day.

The activities will be performed under the auspices of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Croatia, the office of the World Health Organization in the Republic of Croatia and ELPA, in collaboration with the Referral Center for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis, the Office for Combating Narcotic Drug Abuse of the Croatian Government, the Red Cross and the member associations of the CAHP.

Activities will include a press conference in Zagreb with the participation of the Minister of Health, the head of the WHO office in Croatia, and the head of the Referral Center for Viral Hepatitis and ELPA.

Public events will take place in Zagreb, Split and the resort of Zrce (the ‘Croatian Ibiza’) including offering free and anonymous testing and counselling for hepatitis C and elastography scanning of the liver.

Read more about the events in Croatia planned to mark World Hepatitis Day at the ELPA website.