Hepatitis Testing Contest
Call for contributions
Our team in collaboration with the WHO Global Hepatitis Programme is organizing an innovation contest on hepatitis B and C testing.
The purpose of this contest is to identify innovative examples of delivering hepatitis B and C testing that will be highlighted within the 2016 WHO Hepatitis Testing Guidelines.
The innovation could be delivery to a new population, in a new setting (eg. prisons), or a new messaging approach to encourage testing uptake (eg. social media). The goal is to identify interventions aimed to increase testing, providing real-world examples to be used alongside the WHO Hepatitis Testing guidelines. An announcement is attached and details are below.
Your submission, in the form of a 300-500 words description of your innovation and its impact, must be submitted by March 1, 2016. Submissions in English are encouraged, however we will accept entries in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish. Send us your creative contribution!
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Contact: Kathrine Meyers, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please submit a 300-500 words description of your innovative way of promoting hepatitis B or C testing. The entry should include four components:
1) TESTING MODEL: a description of how you promote hepatitis B or C testing and how testing happens;
2) INNOVATION: a description of what is novel with regard to promoting uptake of testing (eg. setting, population, messaging etc.);
3) EFFECTIVENESS: data to support increased uptake of testing (focused on number of tests performed, but including data on people linked to care, if available)
4) NEXT STEPS: plan for continuing this work.
The entries will be judged by a diverse panel of experts based on the four criteria listed above. Selections will be made in March, with the top entries receiving feedback and an opportunity to resubmit a revised version to be included in the WHO Hepatitis Testing Guidelines. Four finalists from the contest will be supported by EASL to attend and present their innovation at the EASL Conference in April 2016.
Contest Steering Committee
Isabelle Andrieux-Meyer, Philippa Easterbrook, Carmen Figueroa, Charles Gore, Karyn Kaplan, Giten Khwairakpam, Veronica Miller, Antons Mozalevskis, Michael Ninburg, Ponsiano Ocama, Rosanna Peeling, Razia Pendse, Gabriele Riedner, Joseph Tucker
WHO Hepatitis resources:
WHO Global Hepatitis Programme website: http://www.who.int/hepatitis/en/
WHO Chronic Hepatitis B Guidelines: http://who.int/hepatitis/publications/hepatitis-b-guidelines/en/
WHO Chronic Hepatitis C Guidelines: http://who.int/hepatitis/publications/hepatitis-c-guidelines/en/