For the last 25 years I have worked in liver health as a gastroenterologist, specialising in hepatology. My days mostly involve treating people in need of liver transplantations at the Austin.
I feel strongly and passionately that all Australians should have equitable access to high quality healthcare and that stigma and discrimination should not be a barrier to receiving that care or be contributors to preventable deaths from untreated or managed viral hepatitis.
I’m a registered nurse of 20 years, and have always worked with vulnerable communities. I worked in South Sudan for Doctors Without Borders, and have a background in blood-borne viruses (BBVs), infectious diseases, refugee health and emergency departments. Currently I am working as a nurse with Victoria Police.
As it is so important to help inform people about hepatitis early enough, so if they have hepatitis, they will have time to take the right measures to ensure they do not develop potentially life threatening issues.
I am passionate about promoting health and wellbeing in vulnerable communities by increasing awareness and understanding of hepatitis to reduce stigma and fear through education.
I am the founder of Utopia Refugee and Asylum Seeker Health clinic in the Western suburbs of Melbourne.
I provide GP services including treatment for hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Our patients are poor and have limited English skills.
Uncle Jack is a HEP Hero because he has long been a strong advocate for people living with hepatitis C and is passionate and encourages people to be tested and seek treatment.
I have dedicated my working life to fast tracking a cure for chronic hepatitis B and eliminating stigma associated with living with viral hepatitis.
I am a mother of 3 adult children and a pug. I went to university and got my nursing degree when my youngest child was 3 years old and went on to do a Post-Graduate Diploma in Advanced Clinical Nursing (psychology stream) at the same time completed a Diploma of Aromatherapy and Certificate of Massage.
Sidney Vo appealed a Federal Government decision, based on her hepatitis B status, that means she and her 12-year-old son Billy will have to leave Australia. Her case has been widely publicised, including an online petition of over 30,000 signatures supporting her case. Sidney’s experience has galvanised her to speak out.
I would like to raise awareness and help eradicate viral hepatitis.
I am a pharmacist who provides health seminars to various communities, locally, nationally and internationally
As Mayor of Mildura I support the eradication of hepatitis from our community.
Elected Mayor of Mildura in 2018, I have been on council since 2016. As a retired Mildura Police Commander, I have worked on crime reduction initiatives, Ice education, family violence and improving Aboriginal youth training and employment – and have a keen interest in helping improve access to services, and social justice.