Hepatitis B awareness may be low in the community but recent information sessions organised by our Arabic Hepatitis B Project are proving increasingly popular. More than 5 community organisations have joined our project to organise information sessions and so far over 50 community members attended these sessions.

Faten Solaqa, Arabic Hepatitis B Project Officer acknowledged the community support as the key ingredient to the ongoing success of the project.

“We were lucky to have the support of key community organisations. The support we have from community organisations such as Parents Café Fairfield, SydWest Multicultural Services, Tripoli and Mena Association and Community First Step is vital,” Ms Solaqa said.

Ms Solaqa explained the sessions were part of a strategy to increase awareness of hepatitis B in the community and said she was happy with how the sessions had gone.

“All the sessions have gone well. We had lots of feedback on how good the sessions were and how much people have learnt to keep their families safe and healthy,” she said.

Ms Solaqa appreciated the range of questions people asked at these sessions and said she was pleased to see such a good turnout for the event.

“There is so much misinformation about hepatitis B in the community, so I think to have an event like this that promotes accurate information is very important. Over time, such sessions will certainly draw even more interest,” Ms Solaqa said.

The project will hold its next two information sessions at Community First Step in Fairfield on 19th and 26th April.

If you are interested in attending these sessions, or would like further information on how to organise a session, please call Faten Solaqa on 9515 1234 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.