When it comes to advocacy work, don't be shy to ask

Jennifer Johnston explains concepts in policy development to the audience at a Hepatitis Policy Advocacy Workshop. Photo by: CEVHAP

In 2010, two research scientists, frustrated with the lack of attention and movement associated in battling hepatitis, thought of setting up an advocacy group whose main purpose will be to push for public policy reform to reduce the burden of the disease in Asia-Pacific.

Without the necessary resources and with the two’s limited experience in advocacy work, however, it was difficult to get the idea off the ground.

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    Jenny Lei Ravelo

    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.