European Testing Week is a European campaign that encourages partner organisations — in community, health care and policy institutions — throughout Europe to unite for one week twice a year to increase testing efforts and promote awareness on the benefits of earlier hepatitis and HIV testing. This initiative has progressed since its start in 2013 and has grown to be a widely recognised European event with hundreds of organisations participating every year. What once started as an annual event has now become a biannual event with two ETWs occurring each year in Spring (May) and Autumn (November). Each organisation volunteers their own time to organise their Testing Week activities and create incredible displays of a united effort to increase testing awareness at all organisational levels.
Now in its ninth year, the European Testing Week initiative holds its Autumn European Testing Week from 22 – 29 November 2021.
Theme statement: Catch up on testing!
As usual, the Working Group for ETW publishes a statement for ETW. This year, it emphasizes the urgent need to refocus the attention on HIV, viral hepatitis and STI priorities, after a long period of disruptions to testing services caused by the pandemic. Read the full statement here.
Webinar on self-testing for hepatitis C
Do you want to learn more about:
- The current status on HCV self-testing
- WHO’s recommendations on HCV self-testing
- Practical challenges related to implementation of HCV self-testing?
Join our free webinar on Monday 8th of November at 13:00 CET through this Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/7968836850
For more info about the webinar, please visit the ETW Facebook page: https://fb.me/e/277UE9YG7