On World Hepatitis Day, the NSW Users and AIDS Association (NUAA) is excited and proud to invite people affected by Hepatitis C to participate in a photography project aimed at raising awareness of the virus.
Real change occurs when grass root communities work together in innovative ways. To this end, NUAA is proud to present the Hepatitis C Photovoice Project, a unique and valuable opportunity for the community, and especially people who inject drugs (PWID) to document and tell their own Hepatitis C Story.
Photovoice is a unique project that puts a camera in the hands of peers, so they can document and record their stories and rally for change. NUAA’s photovoice project will represent those affected by Hepatitis C.
The project will run for the month of August. the photos will be part of an exhibition and presentation at NUAA’s inaugural Peer and Consumer Forum to be held in September at the NSW Teachers Federation Building, Surry Hills, Sydney.
Get involved and tell your story! NUAA’s Hepatitis C Photovoice Project will be your way to help advance the rights, health and dignity of people who use drugs in NSW. Grab an application form from NUAA’s own NSP, 345 Crown Street, Surry Hills, or call Andy on 1800 644 413. Applications will close 5pm on August 6th. Cameras can be provided to those who don’t have access to one.
About 230,000 Australians currently live with a chronic Hepatitis C infection, effecting 70,000 people in NSW.
“World Hepatitis Day takes place every year on 28th July, bringing the world together under a single theme to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change”. This years theme is “Find the missing millions”.
You can apply online to take part in the project. Check out some of the entries so far, below: