National Hepatitis B
May 19-26, 2008
The Hepatitis B Foundation is proud to proclaim May 19-26, 2008 as National Hepatitis B Awareness Week. Activities are planned nationwide to raise awareness about hepatitis B as an important public health concern. Events will kick off on Monday, May 19 which has been designated as World Hepatitis Day.
The first National Hepatitis B Awareness Week was designated in May 2005 with a bi-partisan Congressional Resolution. In May 2006, U.S. Congressmen Charles Dent (R-PA) and Mike Honda (D-CA) formally recognized "National Hepatitis B Awareness Week" in Congress.
"I rise today to recognize the efforts of the Hepatitis B Foundation...which [seeks] and to prioritize the disease as a serious health issue in the U.S. and I commend them for this noble goal," said Dent.
"I join my colleague, Rep. Charlie Dent ...to elevate awareness of chronic hepatitis B, a serious health issue in the United States. We have the ability to stop the spread and progression of this disease and it is our responsibility to help our constituents affected by chronic hepatitis B," added Honda.
The Hepatitis B Foundation is proud to help sponsor and promote the National Hepatitis B Awareness Week that recognizes the urgency of elevating hepatitis B as a national health priority.
We invite any organization to contact us about what they are doing for May Hepatitis Awareness Month.
|U.S. Congressmen Charles Dent (R-PA) and Mike Honda (D-CA), May 11, 2006|