World Hepatitis Summit Side Event on Crowdsourcing for Hepatitis Advocacy and Public Engagement
Date & time: Wednesday 8 June, 2022, 10:30am-12:00pm CET
Host: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Location: The Hepatitis Fund, 31-33 Avenue Giusepee-Motta, CH1202, Geneva
Partners: World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA), World Hepatitis Summit brought to you by WHA and co-sponsored by World Health Organization, The Hepatitis Fund
Chairs: Dr Joseph D Tucker (in-person) and Dr. Dan Wu (online)
Thinking of new ways to tackle chronic viral hepatitis? Then save the date/and link to your calendar and plan to attend!
|Introductions||MC, in-person||Joseph Tucker (UNC, LSHTM)||2 minutes|
|Welcome remarks||Speaker, in-person||Meg Doherty (WHO)||2 minutes|
|Introduction to the event||Speaker, in-person||Jessica Hicks |
(World Hepatitis Alliance)
|Participatory activity with Mentimeter||Speaker, online and in-person||Joseph Tucker||5 minutes|
|Importance of public engagement in hepatitis||Speaker, online||Dan Wu (LSHTM, Sichuan University)||5 minutes|
|Hepatitis advocacy themes from open call submissions||Speaker, in-person||Eneyi Kpokiri |
|Finalist 1 (Bangladesh) presentation on advocacy & inspirations + Q&A||Speaker, in-person||Zunaid Paiker (National Liver Foundation of Bangladesh)||3+2 minutes|
|Finalist 2 (Philippines) pre-recorded presentation on advocacy & inspirations + Q&A||Speaker, online||Chris Munoz |
(Yellow Warriors Society Philippines)
|Finalist video presentations from open call: Congo on child infection, China on hepatitis during COVID, Argentina on HCV cure||Pre-recorded videos||Play videos||6 minutes|
|Panel on hepatitis advocacy |
(Panellists to be announced)
|Panel discussion, in-person||Jessica Hicks (WHA), Chair||40 minutes|
|Q&A for panellists from the audience||In-person||Eneyi Kpokiri (Chair)||10 minutes|
|Final remarks||In-person||Charles Gore||2 minutes|
|Conclusion||In-person||Joseph D Tucker||2 minutes|
Background: Public engagement is a critical component of national hepatitis responses, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Crowdsourcing can enhance public engagement in hepatitis services. Crowdsourcing has a group of individuals solve a problem, then shares selected solutions with the public.1 Crowdsourcing has been used to inform global hepatitis guidelines,2 inform hepatitis testing interventions,3 and decrease hepatitis stigma.4 We organized a global crowdsourcing open call to solicit hepatitis stories to spur policy change. We received 119 submissions from 27 countries and have shared top-ranked submissions on the NOhep website (here). Our team was thrilled at the quantity and quality of the submissions. Notable finalists are here, here, and here.
Side event format: 90-minute hybrid in-person and online meeting with high-level experts, also livestreamed
Purpose of satellite:
(1) To disseminate NOhep hepatitis advocacy messages identified through the global open call to a diverse global audience
(2) To celebrate compelling civil society groups that are contributing to global efforts towards hepatitis elimination
1. WHO/TDR/SESH/SIHI. Crowdsourcing in Health and Health Research: A Practical Guide. Geneva: WHO/TDR, 2018.
2. Tucker JD, Meyers K, Best J, et al. The HepTestContest: a global innovation contest to identify approaches to hepatitis B and C testing. BMC Infect Dis 2017; 17(Suppl 1): 701.
3. Fitzpatrick T, Tang W, Mollan K, et al. A crowdsourced intervention to promote hepatitis B and C testing among men who have sex with men in China: A nationwide online randomized controlled trial. EClinicalMedicine 2019; 16: 64-73.
4. Shen K, Yang NS, Huang W, et al. A crowdsourced intervention to decrease hepatitis B stigma in men who have sex with men in China: A cohort study. J Viral Hepat 2020; 27(2): 135-42.