Story: Health advocacy and self-help

Hepatitis C protest, 1999

Hepatitis C protest, 1999

In the 1980s some people with haemophilia were infected with Hepatitis C after receiving contaminated blood. The Haemophilia Foundation of New Zealand organised protests as part of a campaign to get the government to compensate sufferers. In 1999 protesters held the 'wall of shame vigil for victims of bad blood' in Parliament grounds in Wellington.

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Rosemary Du Plessis and Anne Scott, 'Health advocacy and self-help - Genetic disorder organisations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 April 2024)

Story by Rosemary Du Plessis and Anne Scott, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 17 Jul 2018