Meet our HEP Heroes

About HEP Heroes

Our HEP Heroes are working to raise awareness of viral hepatitis and liver disease and stop discrimination within our workplaces and the community.

We aim to show the people behind the virus in order to provide a positive lived experience and reduce stigma.

Our HEP Heroes include medical experts, community advocates, people with lived experience and professionals in the field.

They come from a range of backgrounds including culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, people who inject drugs, researchers, musicians and politics.

“Something as prevalent as viral hepatitis, to which a third of the global population has been exposed, with which a 12th is chronically infected and from which 1 million die every year, is more than just a health issue.

It is a social, human rights, economic and even environmental issue…Now is the time for people to get informed, to use that information and tackle the stigma that has kept this epidemic so silent for so long.”

Charles Gore, president of the World Hepatitis Alliance

Meet our HEP Heroes

More than 90 people have committed to become HEP Heroes and help raise awareness and fight discrimination against people living with viral hepatitis and liver disease.

Read their personal stories or click on their pictures below to read their stories, and become a HEP Hero!

Meet our Rotary HEP Heroes

Consistent with the Rotary International vision of creating…a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves… Rotary HEP Heroes are working with their Rotary Clubs and the community to “End Hepatitis Now”.

Get involved

Are you from a Rotary Club? Read stories about our Rotary HEP Heroes who have joined the fight to “End Hepatitis Now” as part of a global effort to create lasting change.

If you’d like to:

  • Book a speaker for your club
  • Host an ‘End Hepatitis Now’ campaign event

Email or call 03 9380 4644

LiverWELL, trading as Hepatitis Victoria is the peak community organisation working across the state for people affected by, or at risk of, liver disease and viral hepatitis.

We acknowledge and pay respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

We welcome people from all cultures, nationalities and religions. Being inclusive and providing equitable services is our commitment.