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Public Health Department Offers Media Availability for World Hepatitis Day

Read in Vietnamese: Sở Y Tế Công Cộng Thông Báo Cho Báo Chí Nhận Ngày Thế Giới Phòng Chống Viêm

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JULY 18, 2018

Media Contact:
Haiy Le, Public Communication Specialist
County of Santa Clara Public Health Department
(408) 792-1343
Haiy.Le@phd.sccgov.org

WHAT:

To raise awareness of hepatitis B and to encourage at-risk populations to get tested and vaccinated, Hoa Nguyen, Communicable Disease Investigator in the County of Santa Clara Hepatitis B Prevention Program, is available for interviews in Vietnamese.

Hepatitis B is a silent killer that affects one in eight Vietnamese people. More than 50 percent of people living with Hepatitis B don’t know they’re infected because most people who have it appear healthy and don’t show any symptoms. Hepatitis awareness events occur around the globe leading up to July 28, World Hepatitis Day. For more information, see: sccphd.org/hepb.

WHO:

Hoa Nguyen, MPH
Communicable Disease Investigator for the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department

Before joining the Public Health Department, Hoa Nguyen worked as a physician in Vietnam, specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. After an internship in a delivery hospital where many patients were hospitalized with preventable diseases, Hoa returned to school to study public health. She later became a public health instructor at a medical school in Vietnam for more than 10 years before she immigrated to the United States. In her new country, she earned another master’s degree in public health. Her work at the Public Health Department and her outreach to the Vietnamese population makes her a community leader in health, as she advocates for the underserved Vietnamese and immigrant communities.

Please contact Haiy Le to arrange an interview with Hoa Nguyen.

WHEN:

By arrangement on Wednesday, July 18 and Thursday, July 19, 2018

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Last updated: 7/18/2018 11:21 AM