The MHAHS took hepatitis B information to the African community during the Africultures festival in March. The African Community Hepatitis B Project of the MHAHS hosted an information stall at the festival in Wyatt Park, Lidcombe NSW.

The community-run one-day festival is the largest of its kind in Australia, and showcases the diversity of African communities downunder through its foods, fashions and arts. Last year, around 30,000 people attended the vibrant festival.  

Cultural Support Workers from the MHAHS was on hand to talk to the community about how they can protect themselves from hepatitis B, according to project officer Lucy Mukoko.

“We also gave away free fruit with Get Tested. Know Your Status hepatitis B information stickers. Africultures was also about celebrating family and our hepatitis B sticker fruit was aimed at bringing families together by shedding more light on how they can protect one another by getting tested and if necessary, receive treatment, on time,” said Ms Mukoko.
African music, artists, dancers and drummers will take centre stage at the Kilimanjaro and Serengeti stand while rich foods from more than 16 African nations – from Ethiopian coffee, to South Sudanese and Somali will work its way magic at the appropriately named Nile Food Court. Fashion parades, drum and dance workshops, footy and soccer plays, along with the 40-plus market stalls for colourful clothing, fabrics, homewares, jewellery, etc complete what promises to be an entertaining open day picnic.

For more information about the African Community Hepatitis B Project, please contact Lucy Mukoko 0n 95151234 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.