World Hepatitis Day in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

WHO and partners continue to make signifi­cant advances in tackling hepatitis B and C in the WHO European Region. On World Hep­atitis Day, 28 July 2014, they reminded policy-makers, health workers and the public to “think again” about this silent killer.

As in previous years, World Hepatitis Day was celebrated in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, in Ohrid, the largest tourist destination in the country. Local celebrities participated in an educational and musical event, which was organized by several nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), including the Red Cross, and supported by the Association of Journalists. Information on hepatitis prevention was distributed through education materials, flyers and a video produced by local NGOs.  

The event was attended by Professor Rozalinda Isjanovska, head of the NGO Hepta and Dr Arta Kuli, of the WHO Country Office in Skopje, and was broadly covered by national media.