New Rotary Program: End Hepatitis Now
Feb 25, 2020
Martin Forrest, Hepatitis Victoria
New Rotary Program: End Hepatitis Now


Did you know that viral hepatitis affects almost half a million Australians and that, in Victoria, about 6 people die every week of hepatitis related causes - more than the State’s road toll? 

Hepatitis Victoria and Rotary Melbourne have joined to achieve the World Health Organisation’s goal of eliminating viral hepatitis by 2030. 

With a cure now available for hepatitis C and a vaccination for hepatitis B, this global goal is achievable if community awareness can be raised. 

A Hepatitis Victoria educator and a lived experience public speaker will present at the meeting on Tuesday 25 February to raise awareness, address the problem of stigma and discrimination in the community and encourage people to seek testing and treatment.

Chair: Kevin Rose