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21 Aug 2017

World hepatitis Day 2017 observed in Bangladesh:

The National Liver Foundation of Bangladesh (NLFB) observed World Hepatitis Day 2017 in Bangladesh on July 28, 2017. This year the

Foundation arranged events at capital city , Dhaka and also eight divisional headquarters of the country. The theme of the WHD 2017

was ELIMINATE HEPATITIS.  NOhep campaign was the key motto in every event. The day was observed along World Health

organization (WHO) and World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) and its 230 patient’s organizations around the world.

The events were:

ELIMINATE HEPATITIS NOhep Drive, NOhep Roller Skating Rally, Seminar, Patients conference, Free Hepatitis B Screening of orphan

children, Television programs, Souvenir, Leaflet distribution and publication in the print media.


A nationwide viral hepatitis awareness campaign throughout Bangladesh named as ELIMINATE HEPATITIS Nohep Drive 2017 was

launched by the National Liver Foundation of Bangladesh (NLFB) on July 10, 2017 on the eve of World Hepatitis Day 2017.This is in the

light of the global viral hepatitis movement “NOhep”of World Hepatitis Alliance.

This event was started at The Central Shaheed Minar (Central Martyr’s Monument) at capital city Dhaka. NOhep branded Van started to

move from Dhaka carrying volunteers, leaflets, banners, audio visual presentations, viral hepatitis awareness questionnaires, posters and

other NOhep merchandise.

This Nohep van travelled all the EIGHT DIVISIONAL HEAD QUARTERS of Bangladesh, starting from Dhaka > Rongpur > Rajshahi >

Mymensingh > Sylhet > Chittagong > Barisal and finally to Khulna.

These 12 days long tour travelled more than 2000 kilometers of city and rural areas of the country. Conveyed messages to people of different

walks of life, cultures and social status, with the aim of reaching the grass root level. Distributed more than 30,000 leaflets, It also transmit

messages to educational institutes, religious places, village markets and public gatherings.

Free Hepatitis B screening of Orphan Children:

National Liver Foundation of Bangladesh (NLFB) conducted free Hepatitis B screening of orphan children of SOS CHIDREN’S VILLAGES,

Bangladesh Sylhet on July 23, 2017 on the eve of World Hepatitis Day 2017. A seminar was held, followed by free screening of 120 orphan


NOhep Roller Skating Rally:

Observation of World Hepatitis Day 2017 by NLFB was started by inauguration of a colorful Nohep Roller Skate Rally. The rally started on

July 28, 2017(WHD) morning from Central Shohid Minar ( Central Martyr Memorial) and ended at KIB, Dhaka. Hundreds of Roller Skaters

of Search Skating Club Bangladesh wearing NOhep T-shirts, carried flags and banners of ELIMINATE HEPATITIS , NOhep ,World Hepatitis

Alliance & NLFB rallied and crosses the roads of Dhaka city. This new initiative caught huge public interest and inquisitiveness about the

messages of viral hepatitis in Dhaka city and Bangladesh.

Alliance & NLFB rallied and crosses the roads of Dhaka city. This new initiative caught huge public interest and inquisitiveness about the

messages of viral hepatitis in Dhaka city and Bangladesh.

WHD 2017 Seminar:

The main event of the day was the seminar of WHD 2017 at the Auditorium of KIB, Dhaka. The seminar was chaired by Prof. Jamilur Reja

Choudhury, Vice Chancellor of University of Asia Pacific & Chairman of NLFB. Chief Guest was National Professor Brig. General (Retd).

Abdul Malik ,President & Founder of the National Heart Foundation of Bangladesh.

Prof.Mohammad Ali was the key note speaker and Prof. M. Anisur Rohman presented the different aspects of viral hepatitis and its

prevention and treatment in Bangladesh.

WHD 2017 Official Souvenir:

Souvenir of WHD 17 of NLFB was published in the seminar. It contained the Messages of Hon. Prime Minister and Hon. President of

Bangladesh with the theme of ELIMINATE HEPATITIS in Bangladesh. Message of Mr. Charl’s Gore , President of WHA also published in

the Souvenir.

Patient’s conference:

The evening event of the day was Hepatitis B & C Patient’s conference on WHD 2017 by NLFB.

Large number of patients attended the interactive conference. Renowned Hepatologists and Gastroenterologists of Bangladesh attended the


Participants were: Prof. Selimur Rohman, Professor Dept. of Hepatology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) &

President, Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, Bangladesh. Prof. Faruque Ahmed, Professor & Head Dept. of Gastroenterology ,

Dhaka Medical College Hospital & Secretary

Dhaka Medical College Hospital & Secretary General , Bangladesh Gastroenterology Society , Prof. Abu Sayeed ,Professor Gastroenterology &

Hepatology (former) Chittagong Medical College Hospital & Vice president Hepatology Society Dhaka,Bangladesh . Professor M. Anisur Rohman,

Rohman, Professor,Gastro Intestinal Hepato Biliary Pancreatic Disorder( GHPD) BIRDEM General Hospital Prof. Mohammad Ali, Hepato-

Biliary-Pancreatic & Liver transplant Surgeon, BIRDEM General Hospital.

Patients were very happy to get the opportunity of such interactions. This is the 5th such conference in Bangladesh, arranged by NLFB since


Television program:

Special Television program of World Hepatitis Day 2017 `ELIMINATE HEPATITIS’ organize by NLFB at ATN Bangla 28 July 2017.

Attended by Prof. Mohammad Ali, Prof. M Anisur Rahman and Major.Gen(Retd). Md. Rabiul Hossain


Media Reports:

BBC Bangla broad casted interview of Prof. Mohammad Ali on WHD about the viral hepatitis.

ATN News broadcasted special programme on WHD .Daily news paper Dhaka Tribune also published interview highlighting the various

issues of viral hepatitis in Bangladesh.

Seminar at Rotary Club of Dhaka  on WHD 17:

Rotary Club of Dhaka Mavericks arranged a seminar on 31 July 2017 about viral hepatitis on the occasion of World Hepatitis Day 2017.

Prof. Mohammad Ali, Secretary General, Na

tional Liver Foundation of Bangladesh attended as Key Note Speaker.

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