World Hepatitis Alliance Sets New Guinness World Record

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World Hepatitis Alliance and the participating groups around the world succeeded in setting a new Guinness World Record with 12,588 people taking part.

Team HBV organized San Francisco’s World Hepatitis Day Guinness Record attempt on July 28, 2012 at Crissy Fields.

On 28th July, people gathered at 42 sites in 20 countries and 2 territories to mime the actions of the “See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil” proverb, also known as the three wise monkeys. The proverb is widely recognised across the world to refer to those who deal with problems by refusing to acknowledge them, a theme which record breakers hoped would highlight that around the world hepatitis is being ignored.

We are very grateful to all the participants for helping us to achieve this fantastic result! Each one of them will receive a certificate acknowledging their contribution towards the record.

The record took place within a 24hr period on July 28th to mark World Hepatitis Day. Participants stood in rows covering their eyes, ears and mouths in sequence. The record took place in Canada, Ukraine, Turkey, India, Australia, USA, Serbia, Japan, Romania, Pakistan, New Zealand, Nigeria, Netherlands, China, Germany, Argentina, England, Mexico, Latvia, Malaysia, Scotland and Hong Kong.

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