Derek Jennings, a Hep C worker, at a launch to raise awareness about Hepatitis C at Dublin Castle this morning
Rachel Ahearne writes:
“To mark World Hepatitis Day today, Community Response and Janssen have joined forces to launch ‘Treat It, Beat It’ a campaign to raise awareness of hepatitis C and highlight the need for the HSE’s National Hepatitis C Strategy to be resourced as a matter of urgency.
An estimated 20,000 to 50,000 people are infected with hepatitis C in Ireland, with many of those infected undiagnosed and untreated.
“As part of the ‘Treat It, Beat It’ campaign, Community Response and Janssen have developed a facility on the Community Response website for people to petition their local TDs urging them to ensure that resourcing of the National Hepatitis C Strategy is a priority in Budget 2015. Community Response has also urged other voluntary groups to include hepatitis C in their respective pre-budget submissions.
To support the ‘Treat It, Beat It’ campaign and petition your local public representative visit Community Response“
For more information visit hepinfo.ie or call the HSE helpline 1800 459 459
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