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Storytelling for Advocacy - a World Hepatitis Day event for South Africa and Kenya
Join us for a 90-minute webinar ahead of World Hepatitis Day 2022, where we discover the power of storytelling and how it can be used to help advocate for better hepatitis C testing, treatment, and care in South Africa and Kenya. This event focuses on how we can harness the stories of the community as a tool for hepatitis elimination.


/ Welcome and housekeeping
/ Overview of viral hepatitis among people who use drugs in Kenya
/ Overview of viral hepatitis among people who use drugs in South Africa
/ Storytelling for advocacy and how it can impact viral hepatitis outcomes (you will discover what makes a powerful story and how to find them in your organisation)
/ Hear the stories of people from South Africa/Kenya who have lived experience of hepatitis and/or using drugs
/ Panel discussion & audience Q&A with peers, storytellers, clinicians and policymakers, who share how storytelling impacts their professions
/ Closing remarks

Speakers include:

/ Award-winning South African storyteller Mathapelo Mofokeng
/ Dr. Nazila Ganatra, Head of Department,
National Strategic Public Health Programs, Ministry of Health, Kenya
/ Dr Kgomotso Vilakazi-Nhlapo, Viral Hepatitis Lead, National Department of Health, South Africa
/ Dr. Wamda Abuelhassan, Gastroenterologist, Johannesburg, South Africa
/ Dr. Mohammed Mwakazi, Clinical Officer and Community Development Expert &
Medically Assisted Therapy Lead in Mombasa County, Kenya
/ Koketso Mokubane, Peer, The South African Network of People Who Use Drugs (SANPUD)
/ Richard Wanjohi, Peer, Support for Addiction Prevention and Treatment in Africa (SAPTA), Kenya
/ Dr Andrew Scheibe, Technical Advisor at TB HIV Care, South Africa
/ Clinicians, peers, and experts from Kenya


/ Monday 25 July 2022 (three days before World Hepatitis Day)
/ 8:30-10:00 AM (South Africa)
/ 9:30-11:00 AM (Kenya)

Jul 25, 2022 08:30 AM in Johannesburg

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