Quiet Determination in Action

China Authorities Raid Hep B Rights Nonprofit

Posted in Hepatitis B and Liver Cancer by missamyyu on July 29, 2009

Hello Everyone,

Received disturbing news that Chinese authorities raided the office of the Beijing non-governmental organization YiRenPing which is fights hepatitis B discrimination in China.   Read the article HERE.  It is really frustrating to hear about this.  I’m interested in learning more about the details of the raid and learning about the exact reason for the confiscation of a legal guide describing how to fight hepatitis B discrimination.  The YiRenPeng recently published a report on multinational corporations and Chinese companies that used pre-hiring / firing hepatitis B practices, and they help to raise awareness about hepatitis B and dispell misconceptions about its transmission (which is ONLY through blood contact, NOT through food!).

I’m really disturbed.  Furthermore, one of my interns in Vietnam related a story about how a physician incorrectly diagnosed a patient AND then told her that she received hepatitis B from her husband because of his drinking (hepatitis B is NOT caused by drinking alcohol – it’s a blood borne disease!).  So frustrating.

Thanks for listening to my mini rants.

Yours,
Amy

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