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This bulletin provides an overview of the events and activities taking place around World Hepatitis Day on July 28th 2013. If you are organising any community events or activities and would like us to publicise them, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is an awareness raising campaign which has been developed by Hepatitis Scotland, Waverley Care, Addaction and Positive Help - supported by the Hepatitis C Trust.
If you live in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Lanarkshire or Aberdeen then from the 8th of July you will be seeing bus advertisements featuring the 'Big Red C' encouraging people who may have been at risk to get tested for Hepatitis C. In Dundee there will be similar adverts appearing in toilets of bars and clubs.
In the week of July 22nd to the day of World Hepatitis Day on July 28th, keep an eye out in these areas for a 'Big Red C' on display at shopping centres and in the streets.
There will also be a website linked to this campaign - www.hepcscot.org which you can visit for more information and for links to services in your area.
If you see the adverts or C's in your area then post some pictures on Twitter and Facebook and help spread awareness of this major public health campaign - Twitter hashtag #hepcscot.
The campaign and website will be launched on Monday July 8th.
11.45am - 5pm
Friday 26th July
Scotstoun Leisure Centre
Staying with the healthy living theme of last years' event, there will once again be a 5 a side football tournament and doubles badminton tournament. However, there will be plenty of other activities this year as well including: a bouncy castle for kids, face painting, open mic and musical performances, ping pong, massage, a BBQ and health information stalls. A mobile creche will also be available.
It promises to be a fun filled and informative day for all the family.
If you want to find out more, register a team or register for the mobile creche click here.
Following on from the Guiness World Record achieved last year, the World Hepatitis Alliance are attempting to smash that record in 2013.
The 'See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil' 3 monkeys campaign is part of the Alliance's drive to raise awareness of viral hepatitis.Globally 1 in 12 people are affected by viral hepatitis and yet too often people know little or nothing about how the disease is transmitted or even what it is. This leads firstly to needless infections - but also to the stigmatisation of those who are infected. It is a major global public health problem.
You can find out more about the world record attempt and where you can take part in Scotland by visiting the Hepatitis C Trust website.