World Hepatitis Day 2012
Published Tuesday, 10 July 2012
Everyone is being encouraged to take part in a World Hepatitis Day HEPtathlon later this month.
As part of this year's World Hepatitis Day (28 July annually), Hepatitis Scotland has organised the HEPtathlon and wants individuals and services to take part by registering a team for the 5 a-side Football or for the Badminton Doubles Tournaments or by simply coming along.
If sport isn't your thing then there will also be information stalls on subjects such as healthy living, nutrition, alcohol, smoking, sexual health and benefits; as well as Yoga and Tai Chi taster classes, massage instruction and Wii Olympics. There will also be fundraising for the Children's Liver Disease Foundation.
If you are interested in registering a team for the football or badminton tournaments for the event on Friday 27 July at Scotstoun Leisure Centre in Glasgow or if you want more information then please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07500221703.
Lanarkshire Blood Borne Virus Social Work Development Project is funded by NHS Lanarkshire with extensive support from South Lanarkshire and North Lanarkshire Councils to develop the response to viral Hepatitis and HIV across both Council areas.
Hepatitis B and C (Viral Hepatitis) are infectious diseases affecting the liver and are recognised as major threats to public health in Scotland and most other countries worldwide.
However, public awareness of these serious medical conditions is relatively low, despite the fact that one million people die every year worldwide as a result of Hepatitis.
World Hepatitis Day is coordinated by the World Health Organisation and the World Hepatitis Alliance and aims to raise awareness of viral hepatitis, reduce the number of new infections and increase the effectiveness of treatments.