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Member Organizations

AFAHO (African Family Health Organization), Philadelphia

AFAHO provices health, human and educational services to African and Caribbean immigrants and refugees in the greater Philadelphia area. Learn more at www.afaho.org l caitlin@afaho.org
215.546.1232

African Health Coalition, Chicago

Established in 2019, African Health Coalition works to address the high rates of chronic health conditions and social determinants of health in African immigrant communities. Learn more at http://www.africanhealthcoalition.com/our-vision l gsarumi@gmail.com l 773.396.8582

African Services Committee, New York City

African Services Committee (ASC) is a non-profit human rights organization dedicated to improving the health and self-sufficiency of the African community and anyone who needs our services. African Services Committee provides health, housing, legal, educational, and social services to more than 6500 newcomers each year in New York City. ASC has also worked on the frontlines of the global AIDS epidemic since 2003, operating three clinics in Ethiopia, and through advocacy and policy work in the U.S. and abroad. Learn more at www.africanservices.org | @africanservices | 212.222.3882 

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Philadelphia

American Academy of Pediatrics, Pennsylvania Chapter, Media, PA

Dedicated to the health and well-being of children in Pennsylvania. Learn more at www.paaap.org l smihailescu@paaap.org484.446.3040

Asian American Health Coalition/HOPE Clinic

Asian Health Coalition, University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago

The Asian Health Coalition, established in 1996, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) with a mission to improve the health and wellness of Asian American and other ethnic minority communities through advocacy, technical assistance, community-based education, and research. Learn more at www.asianhealth.org l alia@asianhealth.org773.834.6599

Bensther Development Foundation, Enugu, Nigeria

Bensther Development Foundation is a non-govermental organisation focused in promoting and providing evidence-based solutions to public health problems. We work with general and key populations like PWUDs/PWIDs, inmates, and young people. We are based in Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/Bensther-Development-Foundation-674793409525430/ l benstherfoundation@gmail.com l +2348170140438

Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Viral Hepatitis

Learn more at https://www.cdc.gov/knowhepatitisb/materials-African.htm 

Columbus Department of Public Health, Columbus, OH

The mission of Columbus Public Health is to protect health and improve lives in our community. Learn more at https://www.columbus.gov/publichealth l oealuko@columbus.gov l 614.645.5308

Dallas/Fort Worth Hep B Free

Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health, Philadelphia

Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services (ETSS), Columbus, OH

Great Lakes Peace Centre, Kasese, Uganda

Great Lakes Peace Centre (GLPC) comes in handy to build an enabling environment for positive peace, starting with the Rwenzori region and growing to the entire Great Lakes region. GLPC develops programs and projects that are aimed at equipping the youth and women in the area with relevant life skills, growing their capacity, and advocating for platforms where they can ably share their demands and challenges so that their voices are heard. The aims and objectives of the GLPC are: a. To support HIV/AIDs-affected families, orphans and vulnerable children and grandmothers; b. Economic empowerment and capacity-building of youth and their communities; c. Promoting good health and well-being, and fighting gender-based violence and other social evils; d. Fostering international understanding and peace-building through trainings and use of international peace figures to change mindsets of youth and women; e. Supporting the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals in the region through working with community youth groups and other groups in collaboration with international agencies. Health promotion and disease prevention are strategic objectives of the organization with a focus on communicable and non-communicable diseases, such as Hepatitis B, HIV/AIDS and many viral infections, bearing in mind that the biggest challenge in tropical Africa is adoption to modern health practices and universal health coverage. Learn more at http://www.greatlakespeace.org/ l bwambalearafat@yahoo.com l +256779501921

HEP Initiative, Lusaka, Zambia

HEP Initiative Zambia is a not-for-profit organisation established in 2019, that specifically deals with hepatitis in Zambia by engaging Ministry of Health and other stakeholders to fight, control and prevent viral hepatitis.We have been engaged in activities such as information,experience and medical advice sharing, and health promotion.We raise awareness of viral hepatitis,its prevention, diagnosis and treatment.We have created a platform for patients with viral hepatitis to share their experiences with the public to fight stigma and discrimination. Learn more at www.hepinitiative.org l kennedychiso@gmail.com+260950449019

Hepatitis Alliance of Ghana, Accra, Ghana

Hepatitis Alliance of Ghana (HAG) is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) established and incorporated on October 31, 2016 by the Registrar General Department of Ghana. Our network comprises over 500 healthcare providers in Ghana. These professionals include physicians, nurses, midwives, physician assistants, biomedical scientists, and public health specialists. In addition, about 900 patients with hepatitis B and C are in our network. HAG provides a comprehensive range of viral hepatitis services including awareness creation, capacity building of healthcare providers, patient support services, advocacy, and hepatitis-related research. Learn more here. l hepagh1@gmail.com l +233244712071

Hepatitis B Coalition of Washington, Seattle

Hepatitis B Foundation

The Hepatitis B Foundation is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure and improving the quality of life for those affected by hepatitis B worldwide. Our commitment includes funding focused research, promoting disease awareness, supporting immunization and treatment initiatives, and serving as the primary source of information for patients and their families, the medical and scientific community, and the general public. Learn more at www.hepb.org l beatrice.zovich@hepb.org l 215.489.4900

Hepatitis B Initiative of Washington, D.C. (HBI‐DC)

Hepatitis Education Project, Seattle

Horn of Africa Rescue Committee

Houston Department of Health and Human Services

Illinois Public Health Association, Springfield, IL

The Illinois Public Health Association is the oldest and largest public health association in the state of Illinois. As one of the largest affiliates of the American Public Health Association, IPHA is widely recognized as a leader in the field of public health advocacy, health education and promotion. Learn more at https://www.ipha.com/#gsc.tab=0 l mnyambe@ipha.com 618.406.9415

International Community Health Services, Seattle

Maine Immigrant Access Health Network

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, MN

Midwest Asian Health Association, Chicago and Aurora, IL

Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL

Minnesota Department of Health

Montefiore Einstein Starfish Program, Bronx, NY

Montefiore Medical Center is a premier academic medical center and the primary teaching hospital of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York City. Its main campus, the Henry and Lucy Moses Division, is located in the Norwood section of the northern Bronx. The Starfish Program provides care in the liver clinic, such as testing for HBV and blood pressure, and linkage to care for vulnerable communities. Learn more at www.montefiore.org l alabaran@montefiore.org l 347-899-5446

Mount Sinai Medical Center/Project HONE, New York City

Multicultural AIDS Coalition/Africans for Improved Access, Boston

Our organization's efforts focus on ensuring high quality, accessible HIV/STI prevention, care, and treatment services. Our mission also includes accessing vital services and research projects for African immigrants living in the Greater Boston area. Learn more at www.mac-boston.org l aadigwe@mac-boston.org978.328.6017

National African Immigrant and Refugee HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis Awareness (NAIRHHA) Day

New York City Hepatitis B Coalition

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Patient navigation services for hep B and C, and coalition and committee work on raising awareness and lowering rates of hep B and C in New York City. Learn more at https://hepfree.nyc/coalition-against-hepatitis-african-origin-chipo-nyc/ l fpene@health.nyc.gov l 917.907.0317

New York University School of Medicine

Obala Foundation, Taunton, MA

Office of Viral Hepatitis Coordination, NYC Department of Health

Ohio Asian American Health Coalition, Columbus, OH

PA Immunization Coalition, Media, PA

The Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition (PAIC) is an organization of volunteers consisting of individuals and organizations that have an interest in advancing the mission of timely and effective immunizations for all Pennsylvania residents. Mission: To promote timely and effective immunizations for all Pennsylvania residents across their life span. Vision: The PAIC is a diverse group of passionate, energetic, and committed partners working together to ensure that no one in Pennsylvania suffers from vaccine-preventable illnesses. We believe this can be achieved through focusing our efforts on education, advocacy, and access. Learn more at www.immunizepa.org l smihailescu@paaap.org l 484.446.3040

Partnerships for Health, Augusta, ME

Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH)

The viral hepatitis program at PDPH provides surveillance for hepatitis B and C. Learn more at www.phillyhepatitis.com l melissa.hobkirk@phila.gov l 717.644.2741

Philadelphia Department of Public Health - Immunization Program

We are the Philadelphia Immunization Program. We keep Philadelphia healthy by averting vaccine-preventable diseases and increasing immunization coverage across the city. Part of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health Division of Disease Control, we are federally funded to oversee the government purchase and local distribution of vaccines. By monitoring the use of these vaccines, we help providers maintain their vaccination inventory. Learn more at https://vax.phila.gov/ l kenya.mack@phila.gov l 215.792.3254

Rise Against Hepatitis Global Initiative, Nigeria

The existence of Rise Against Hepatitis Global Initiative (RAHGI) was as a result of the rejection and discrimination people living with hepatitis experience from various employers in their societies, coupled with the ignorance of the existence of this virus, level of transference and its silent destruction to life. RAHGI is a non-profit organization that works to prevent liver cancer caused by hepatitis among people around the globe by employing the strategy of awareness and sensitization, testing, vaccination and treatment. Learn more at www.rahgi.org. l 
riseagainsthepatitis.gi22@gmail.com l 08136660683

Somali Family Safety Task Force, Seattle

St. Catherine University Public Health Department, St. Paul, MN

https://www.stkate.edu/academics/hssh/public-health-department lmunala@stkate.edu l 651.690.6265

University of Maryland School of Medicine