Vietnamese hepatitis B messages are featured on a 2023 calendar launched by the Multicultural HIV and Hepatitis Service.
The new spiral wall calendar includes 12 full-colour easy-to-turn pages that introduce key hepatitis B messages and names of health services working with the Vietnamese community. It follows a suite of initiatives undertaken by the Vietnamese Hepatitis B community development project in 2022.
"We are committed to increasing awareness of hepatitis B in the community and hope that our calendar will provide useful information about hepatitis B testing and treatment," said Wa-el Sabri, Senior Community Engagement Officer at Diversity Hub of SLHD.
"We will be delighted if our calendars are on the walls of NSW Vietnamese families and helps them know more about hepatitis B and encourage them to seek hepatitis B testing and treatment on time."
The calendar also celebrates the spirit of the Vietnamese community facing what is a serious health issue together, according to Barbara Luisi, Director of the Diversity Programs and Strategy Hub.
“Many people volunteered to be photographed for our calendar and be part of an initiative to fight the stigma of living with hepatitis B. People from all walks of life came together to take ownership of the issue. Key services with known history of working closely with the community collaborated on the project.
Download a copy of our Vietnamese calendar here.