NOHEP VILLAGE

BRINGING TOGETHER CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIzATIONS AND THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY TO ADVOCATE FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIRAL HEPATITIS.  

At this year’s Global Hepatitis Summit, the World Hepatitis Alliance will bring together the NOhep Village, an interactive and dynamic space to foster networking and collaborative learning between civil society organizations, patients and the scientific community.

The scientific community and civil society are united by a common goal, to achieve the elimination of viral hepatitis by 2030. Both have a different but essential set of skills and expertise and it is therefore crucial to work collaboratively in order to achieve this shared objective. Yet, patient groups often lack scientific understanding, while the scientific community is not always aware of the experiences of people living with viral hepatitis and the role they could play in achieving elimination. The NOhep Village will be a unique opportunity to start bridging this gap.

 

WHAT IS NOHEP?

NOhep is a global movement of people working to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030. Pioneered by the World Hepatitis Alliance in 2016, NOhep brings governments, medical professionals, patients and the hepatitis community together to accelerate action to achieve the World Health Organization’s elimination targets.

Today, thousands of NOhep advocates from over 120 countries are working together in partnership to meet the elimination goals.

If you are interested in finding out more about NOhep, visit NOhep.org or connect  on Twitter @NO_hep #NOhep. 

 

WHAT WILL YOU FIND AT THE NOHEP VILLAGE?

The NOhep Village will include civil society exhibition stands, short talks and panel discussions, videos and networking areas. Saturday 16 June will be the NOhep Village Advocacy Day, during which the Village will be open to the public for an exciting program of events. This will serve as a vibrant area where both regional and global communities gather to meet, share and learn from one another.

This innovative new space is brought to you by the World Hepatitis Alliance, a patient-led and patient-driven non-governmental organization who work with governments, national members and other key partners to raise awareness of viral hepatitis and influence global change. World Hepatitis Alliance staff members will be in the Village to answer any questions, and with 256 members in 87 countries they are uniquely placed to link the scientific community with civil society organizations from across the globe.

 

EXHIBIT WITH US

We are looking to partner with civil society organizations who wish to showcase their activities by exhibiting their work in the NOhep Village. There are a number of exhibition spaces available, 6 of which will be funded.

Exhibiting in the NOhep Village is an excellent opportunity to network with other organizations and key influencers, to gain exposure to sponsors and to harness the learning opportunities available at a large global event. The Village will be in the main event exhibition hall so you can guarantee that your work is seen by a global audience.

In addition to the opportunity to exhibit, selected NGOs will also get the chance to present as part of the NOhep Village program.

Please read the exhibitor guidelines and selection criteria carefully before submitting your proposal using the exhibitor application form. Please note, all applications will be considered for a funded space. 

KEY DATES:

  • January 17, 2018: Submissions open
  • March 2, 2018: Submissions close
  • Week commencing March 12, 2018: Notifications sent

 

 

NOHEP VILLAGE OBJECTIVES

The overall objective of the NOhep Village is to foster networking and collaborative learning between patient groups and the scientific community to create a greater and better connected community of advocates. The Village also aims to:

  • Build a productive learning and networking environment that harnesses the expertise of civil society organizations and the scientific community and promote collaboration and partnership between those communities
  • Show the important role that both groups have to play in advocating for the elimination of viral hepatitis
  • Showcase how only by working together elimination can be a reality
  • Harness the power of people living with viral hepatitis
  • Create a vibrant and engaging experience for conference delegates and the public living in Toronto
  • Celebrate the successes and discuss the challenges of the viral hepatitis response, both at a country and global level


QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions please email: projects.team@worldhepatitisalliance.org.