Partner Highlight: African Family Health Organization Hepatitis B Education
The African Family Health Organization is a 501(c)(3) community-based non profit organization that provides culturally and linguistically sensitive health, human, and educational support services to African and Caribbean immigrants and refugees in the greater Philadelphia area.
AFAHO holds workshops and testing events in West African and East African communities of Philadelphia that increase knowledge of and screening for Hepatitis B and other health care needs as community members seek out information about issues they encounter in their communities. On Sunday March 3rd, AFAHO partnered with Eyob Feyssa, MD, MPH,
the Hepatitis B Foundation,Gilead Sciences, and Hep B United Philadelphia to host a hepatitis B education event for the West African community in West Philadelphia!
If you have any events and pictures you would like to share, please send them to Kristine Alarcon at Kristine.Alarcon@hepb.org.
#justB Postcards are Available
#justB postcards are now available! There are postcards for all the storytellers. For a list of all the storytellers and their experiences, please visit this websiteand you can find them on the left of the website. If you are interested in ordering any postcards, please contact Kristine Alarcon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March's featured videoshares MD's story.MD grew up in Vietnam and learned at age 12 that she has chronic hepatitis B. She kept this information to herself until she came to the United States to attend college. After attending a student conference, she wondered why people with various health conditions keep them secret. She decided eventually to tell her roommates, and is gradually coming forward to speak about living with the virus.Her story is available in English and in Vietnamese.
During 2018, we are highlighting a unique patient story each month. Our #justB Storytelling Campaign is a national effort to bring individuals affected by hepatitis B to share their stories to shed light on this serious disease, decrease stigma, discrimination, and promote the importance of testing and treatment for hepatitis B. If you want to host a screening of the videos, we can help! It is a great way to spread the word and engage your local communities! Email Catherine.Freeland@hepb.org.
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