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ECCQ held a World Hepatitis Day Forum in Toowoomba on Saturday 27 July

ECCQ’s annual World Hepatitis Forum, held this year in Toowoomba, was a great success with about 50 people attending from various multicultural communities.

Attendees were presented with detailed and accessible insights regarding awareness building, prevention and treatment for Hepatitis A, B and C. Feedback showed attendees enjoyed the event and found the information provided very important and useful for their communities.

The event included speakers sharing vital information and others sharing personal stories, discussions and sharing food together. Congolese Community member, Israel Paluku, was the MC and Trish Golledge, General Manager of Diversicare and then Acting CEO, provided the welcome speech. Nurse Peta from Kobi House in Toowoomba talked about hepatitis C and the services available at Kobi House.

Christine Olango, ECCQ Community Health Worker told a powerful and insightful story, and Marrianne Black, Community Management and Treatment Coordinator provided an overview of viral hepatitis. There were quiz questions with prizes and great engagement from attendees.

Childcare and a hot lunch were provided, and all attendees received information bags.

Click here to read more about our Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health Program.

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