The MHAHS along with the South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) have launched a new Public Service Announcements (PSAs) campaign encouraging listeners to ask their doctors for a hepatitis B test.

The campaign is being run in partnership with the key community radio stations. It seeks to raise awareness of the consequences of undiagnosed chronic hepatitis B and encourages people to ask their doctor for a hepatitis B test. Launched on the heels of a series of radio interviews with key community leaders, the new campaign will feature two PSAs, including a 40-second dialogue between two friends where one becomes concerned about her own wellbeing when her friend reveals the news of her personal diagnosis.

The PSA highlights the importance of talking openly about hepatitis B, according to Faten Solaqa, project officer for the Arabic Hepatitis B Project at MHAHS.

“The PSA conversation highlights how our conversations with our family, friends and community can help protect the health of the whole community and reduce the spread of hepatitis B. It also emphasises the importance of supporting each other and asking your doctor for a hepatitis B test," said Ms Solaqa.

The PSAs will be broadcast twice a day for two months on 2MFM (Muslim Community radio), Voice of Charity and 2ME radio beginning in May and will further encourage the listeners to get the facts about hepatitis B from the MHAHS website.

Audio files

Radio station name

PSA 1

PSA 2 (dialogue)


For more information about the PSA campaign, please contact Faten Solaqa of the Arabic Community Hepatitis B Project on 9515 1234 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.